Balvenie Peat Week is a celebration of peat in a region that doesn’t use much of the stuff. Yes there are several Speyside distilleries that use peat regularly but on the whole they’re a very small minority and so tasting a peated Speyside is a bit of a treat. Especially when it’s from such a… Continue!
Being a big fan of the regular Machir Bay I leapt straight to K&L’s site the second this Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength was announced. A fully un-cut representation of their flagship whisky aged in 90% Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels and 10% Sherry barrels. What’s not to love about it? In K&L’s Words: Kilchoman Machir… Continue!
The full name of this whisky is the Kilchoman Impex Cask Evolution Single Sherry Cask, but that’s just too damn long so I’m just calling it the Kilchoman Single Sherry Cask whisky. Looking through my notes this is the 5th single sherry cask Kilchoman I’ve had and it hits about middle of the pack. Yes… Continue!
Like cask 364 this Kilchoman Plowed Society 351 was chosen by the Plowed folks and to say they know their way around a cask of whisky is an understatement. The second I heard about the bottles coming out I hit up one of the Plowed guys I know who was generous enough to give me… Continue!
Who is the Plowed Society and why am I drinking a bottle of their Kilchoman Plowed Society 364 cask? The short of it is that the Plowed folks are whisky nerds who have a singular pursuit to imbibe the best whisky they possibly can; it’s a club with a highly respected – and short –… Continue!
Kilchoman 100% Islay Single Cask is an ex-bourbon barrel pick selected by my favorite liquor store K&L and is the first time I haven’t been in love with one of their picks. But that’s the gamble of single casks. They can be the most amazing representation of a whisky or they can be the worst.… Continue!
I was feeling both excited and a bit shy about tasting the Kilchoman Port Cask when the opportunity came. Excited because I love Kilchoman and, when they’re done right, I love port cask whisky. I was feeling shy because I love Kilchoman, but dislike whisky that’s been “over-ported”. It’s a delicate balance with something so… Continue!
Kilchoman PX Finish is exactly what it’s name implies, though what its name doesn’t imply is that the single cask is the single PX cask that more than one ex-Bourbon cask was dumped into to finish the whisky. In ImpEx’s Words: Kilchoman PX Finish “The ImpEx Cask Evolution Series aims to demonstrate the importance of… Continue!
Kilchoman Loch Gorm, like it says below, is Kilchoman’s only 100% ex-sherry whisky in their standard lineup. There have been single cask ex-sherry releases, but they’re few and far between. Though each one I’ve had has been utterly fantastic with the very first cask released in the USA being akin to a religious experience. I… Continue!
Kilchoman Cask Strength is a the pure, minimally filtered (NCF), no water added version of the whisky. The only way to get a whisky more pure than this would be to go to Kilchoman and drink it straight from the cask. Which obviously is an experience that can’t be replicated at home, but drinking stuff… Continue!