Kilchoman Small Batch #3 Islay Single Malt Whisky
|Category||Single Malt Whiskey|
|Region||United Kingdom, Scotland, Islay|
This small-batch vatting, exclusively available in the US, combines ex-bourbon barrel and ex-sherry cask-matured Kilchoman at 46% ABV, vatted with one, specially selected Ruby Port Cask at cask strength. The final blend is comprised of 50% Ruby Port Cask, 47% Bourbon Barrel, and 3% Sherry Cask, resulting in a marriage of citrus and peat smoke with layers of red berries, stewed plum, and smoked paprika. Though Kilchoman does not normally create vattings with such a large proportion of Ruby Port influence, Small Batch #1, which also saw a Ruby Port component, was such a success that they decided to go whole hog (not to be confused with whole hogshead!) with the flavor profile, making this release especially unique.