Kilchoman has unveiled its 2022 Club Release. The Eleventh Edition of the Scotch finds the Islay brand taking whisky matured in three ex-bourbon barrels and finishing it in Sicilian marsala casks for fifteen months.
Marsala is a fortified wine produced on the island of Sicily, Italy. The use of only indigenous Sicilian grapes and a complex wine making process gives marsala a uniquely rich character.
“Both sweet wines, like sauternes and fortified wines like sherry, port or marsala, work really well with the peat smoke and citrus character of Kilchoman. The fifteen months finishing in marsala casks has given the whisky notes of golden raisins, toasted almonds and dates, as well as amplifying the vanilla influence coming from the bourbon barrel maturation. On the palate there are waves of juicy fruits with the typical Kilchoman freshness and citrus sweetness,” says Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Managing Director.
Botted at a cask strength of 53% ABV, the Kilchoman 2022 Club Release will be available on Wednesday 14th December at 12 noon (Islay time). Priced at £89.94 per 70cl bottle, this release is exclusively available to Club Members.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
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