Kilchoman Loch Gorm Sherry Cask 2021 Single Malt Scotch
Kilchoman's annual Loch Gorm release is exclusively matured in oloroso sherry casks from the renowned bodega, Jose Miguel Martin. It is common for distilleries to use a variety of sherry producers, but for consistent quality and character, Kilchoman relies on Martin alone. For the 2021 edition, 24 sherry butts were selected and filled in 2011 and 2012, before being vatted and bottled at 46% abv. Nose of macerated lemons, buttery shortbread and Moroccan spices, which gives way to rich sherry notes and faint notes of peat smoke. On the palate, cloves, dark chocolate and juicy prunes with waves of roasted almonds, sultanas, nougat and peat embers. The finish is herbaceous, earthy and maritime with liquorice, leather and a distinctly dry sherry-soaked finish.