The Schtick: This is a single cask bottling that is available for purchase solely at Kilchoman’s distillery. It is 10 years old and matured entirely in Buffalo Trace ex-bourbon casks. It is bottled without dilution, filtering or coloring.
ABV: 56.4% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Distillation Date: July 3rd, 2008
Bottling Date: September 24th, 2018
Cask Number: 325|2008
Nose: Rich, loaded with caramel. Toffee, buttered popcorn. Honey, lemon meringue. Salt, pepper, soapstone, light sawdust note. Super rich, faint brine.
Taste: Rich honey, thick mouth feel. Light ethanol. Bread-y, lots of pepper, brine and rich plum. Apple, pears, intense ash and passion fruit.
Finish: Long, rich and filled with caramel, honey, buttered popcorn. Nice woody ash complements and adds to the complexity.
Overall: This was really great, and easily my favorite of the evening. A bummer, because it was the only one I couldn’t buy, so I left empty handed.
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