Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask Matured 2023 Release 70cl
Anthony and Robin have hand-selected a total of 20 Fino Sherry Butts of which the spirit was distilled in 2018. Fino provides Kilchoman spirit with an entirely alternative maturation style; one which isn’t often seen from the distillery with more emphasis typically placed on Oloroso sherry casks.
As ever, the Sherry butts were purchased from Bodega Jose y Miguel Martin (Spain) for their impeccable standard. Each cask selected for Fino Cask Matured has been chosen for its quality and individuality. Combining 20 of these casks together after a minimum of five years of maturation.
Cask Type: Fino Sherry
Limited Edition: 15,650 bottles
Nose: Elegant, dry peat smoke on the initial nosing, gradually opens to the unmistakable fruity character of Kilchoman. The distinct influence from the Fino Sherry casks provides dry, smoked oak which balances with the smoke found in the heavily peated Kilchoman malt. A lasting aroma of sweet butterscotch as the whisky begins to open.
Palate: Honeycomb sweetness can be found immediately on the palate, gradually giving way to rich toffee and caramel. The Kilchoman spirit brings together candied fruits and the fresh citrus found in the distillation. Flaked almonds and a delicate peat smoke remain throughout.
Finish: Long-lasting considered finish combining the malty spirit of Kilchoman, with the ripened citrus fruit profile provided by the Fino Sherry casks. A subtle peat smoke which has coated the palate right through now shares the finish with hints of dark chocolate.