Kilchoman Port Cask 2018 release | Malt of the month
Written by Colin Nicholson under Whisky 3rd Jul 2018
It’s been a while since I’ve scribbled notes for our Malt drinkers, but this month we have a real gem. Kilchoman have released two limited edition Malts this year both of which we have secured a tiny allocation. The Loch Gorm 2018 which is an annual release and the second ever release of a Port Cask Malt following the first effort in 2014; it’s the latter little beauty which features this month.
I’ve been fortunate to visit this distillery twice in the last three years while on Islay, and if anybody else has ventured that far you will know it seems like the end of the earth getting there. Keeping everything crossed down a single-track road as you make your way to the most western distillery in the UK. But once there a warm welcome awaits, and the nearby beach on a sunny day rivals that of the Caribbean. Well it does until you dip your toe in the water!
Common practice is to ‘finish’ a Malt in a different cask but this one has spent its whole life in a Port cask and thus is adorned with big layers of rich plummy fruit. Earthy peat entwined with candied peel, blimey what a glass that just grabs your attention. A truly brilliant Malt and a limited edition from the lovely folk at Kilchoman on Islay’s wild west coast. We have a very small allocation of what is sure to become one of the all-time greats from this ever-improving distillery.
£85.00 and worth every penny! Buy here