Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask Matured 2020 is a limited release bottling from the renowned Islay distillery Kilchoman. The whisky has spent its full maturation in ex-Fino Sherry casks previously used by renowned Spanish winery Bodega Miguel Martin, including 11 fresh butts and 1 refill butt. The use of ex-Fino Sherry butts impart fantastic flavours into the final blend, revealing an abundance of fresh ripe banana, syrupy sweetness and toasted nuts aromas underlined by Kilchoman’s distinct citrus fruit and peat smoke characteristics. The palate reveals layers upon layers of fresh green apple and citrus fruit sweetness, balanced beautifully alongside dark chocolate, salted butter and maritime sea salt flavours imparted from the drier ex-Fino Sherry butts and the savoury Peat Smoke used. The finish on Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask is long, luscious and perfectly embodies Kilchoman Distilleries experimental, exciting, limited release range. What a dram worthy in any whisky collection!
“We have previously bottled a Fino sherry matured release for our Kilchoman Club members but this will be a first global release. It’s exciting to have a new cask type available for the Kilchoman followers to taste. The fresh green apple character certainly adds a new element compared to what we’ve released before” – Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder on the Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask 2020 release.