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Whisky Review – Kilchoman 100% Islay Sherry Cask


On today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, we were given the opportunity to try a very special and truly limited release from Islay’s Kilchoman Distillery. It goes by the rather long name of Kilchoman 100% Islay ImpEx Cask Evolution 02/2019 (Cask #622/2011).

We scoured the interwebz for information about this whisky, and all we could find were the following blurbs on the Whisky Advocate website:

Exclusive to Kilchoman’s U.S. importer, ImpEx Beverages, this single-cask 100% Islay single malt was distilled on Oct. 13, 2011, matured in a sherry hogshead, and bottled on May 20, 2019.

While all Kilchoman whiskies are distilled and matured on Islay, the 100% Islay series goes a step further and uses only barley that was grown on the distillery’s farm and malted on-site using its old-fashioned malting floor. This single-cask expression is the first fully sherry-matured 100% Islay available in the U.S. and was selected by ImpEx’s team during a company trip to Islay.

Regular readers/viewers are well aware that we’re big fans of Kilchoman, so saying that we went into this tasting with rose-colored glasses was a bit of an understatement.

Did this whisky live up to our expectations?
Was Limpd dragged further down the Islay Whisky rabbit hole?

For answers to these questions, click the play button on the following video:

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Many thanks to Impex Beverages for sending us this very generous sample!

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