Nose: earth, warm, sweet, honey, a hint of smoke, fruit, apples, pear
Palate: dry, sweet, honey, smoke, red fruits, liquorish, spicy, white pepper
Finish: dry, smoke, sweet, liquorish, more smoke, long
Conclusion: I liked it, but… she is rather young and the smoke has a dominant role on especially the palate and finish. Only a whiff is noticeable on the nose, making the surprise bigger when you have your first sip.
Unsurprisingly, the stock of this 6000 bottles is long gone. Kilchoman is still going strong though, and they have released new series of whiskies, most in small batches, slowly building their portfolio to a distillery to take into account in the future.
More info from the website: “The Sherry Cask Release is a limited bottling of 6,000 worldwide and is a vatting of 5 year old sherry casks at 46%. This is the first release to have our smart new ‘Sherry Cask’ packaging.”