Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 91 points

Kilchoman Loch Gorm Islay Single Malt. Image courtesy Kilchoman.The 2014 version of this annual release from Kilchoman continues the practice of maturing exclusively in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks, and the nose has a great peatiness with medicinal notes of iodine and bandages, along with maltiness and vanilla underneath. The sherry influence comes out on the palate, along with good peatiness and peppery spiciness. Hints of lemon zest, vanilla, clove, and subtle oak notes come alive as the pepper fades. The finish is long, smooth, and smoky with subtle spices. (July, 2014)