Two new Kilchoman whiskies hit the store this week. One now a full-time item, the other quite limited.
Kilchoman "Sanaig" Islay Single Malt Whisky $69.99- The newest full-time release from Kilchoman distillery located on Scotland's island of Islay is called "Sanaig" and takes the standard Machir Bay release and adds an additional dollop of sherry aging. The traditional Bourbon cask maturation is complemented with an additional ten months in Oloroso sherry butts, adding both richness and texture to the whisky. The result is a chewier, denser, sweeter, and more decadent experience, but one still full of all the flavors that make Kilchoman what it is: smoke, peat, salt, and earth. 46%
Kilchoman "Evolution" Islay Single Sherry Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky $139.99– A monster of a single sherry hogshead from Kilchoman chosen by Impex, the brand’s importer to the U.S. Bottled at 58.7%, distilled on Sept 1st 2011 and bottled on Jan 20th 2016. Big smoke, big peat, big power.