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A Kilchoman Trilogy

A Kilchoman Trilogy

It’s been too long since we visited Kilchoman. Our third and last visit was in May 2013 and while we will makes the pilgrimage to the distillery during the Feis Ile in 2015 it seems so far off that we thought we’d catch up with a selection of their releases from 2014. We start with the sherry finished Loch Gorm before moving to be the most recent incarnation of the 100% Islay. We then finish with the sold out Kilchoman Port Cask. While I enjoyed all three whiskies, the Port Cask stole it for me – it is a whisky that defies it’s young age with great depth and complexity and a real peaty sweetness that just makes you go for more. Enjoy the reviews, and if you find some, do enjoy the whisky.

Kilchoman Cask No 1

Feis Ile 2013 Day Five

Wednesday on Islay is Bowmore Day, and as fortune would have it we were staying in Bowmore so the 09:30 tour wouldn’t require a massively early start. Except that it did, as we were up and at the distillery for 07:30 to obtain a precious silver ticket that would allow us to buy a bottle of the more affordable Bowmore Feis Ile bottling. We’d arrived too late on Saturday to make the distillery so we were keen to ensure that we were able to obtain a couple of the final 300 bottles.