Whisky Review: Kilchoman Fresh Bourbon Cask Sample #175/06

Style: Bright and Smoky

Nose:
Bright aroma as the curtain of heavy smoke lifted beautifully by bourbon fruits. Dryness and spices combines with fresh ginger while the peat slowly comes through. Beautiful nose.

Palate:
Pear drop, honey and caramel springs off from ginger, very fresh, almost grassy at times. Magnificent touch. Smoke looms in the middle with burning ember and spices. Briny at the back with the malt swaying lightly while the others on the retreat.

Finish:
Briny brushes as peat smoke lingering. Lemon and aloe vera to give a bit of sweetness.

Thoughts:
If I remember correctly this is a control cask for the Machir Bay bourbon component. A lovely 10 years old giving a very bright and classy vibe. Sweet and nicely layered. More than qualified for a single cask if you ask me. Superb whisky.

☆ [Recommended]

[57% • 2016 Bottled  • Original Bottling • Cask Strength • Cask Sample Aged 10 Years • Cask Number: 175/06 • Quick Impression]

-Esmond