The first distillery built on the Isle of Islay for over a century, Kilchoman celebrated its third birthday in September 2009, with its new spirit finally reaching the age required for it to be legally called a single malt. Built using the model of a ‘farmhouse-distillery’, Kilchoman makes a point of distilling its new spirit from barley grown on its own land. Some 100 tonnes are harvested and malted at the distillery, providing 30% of their needs. The rest comes from the maltings at Port Ellen. Its first barrel of new make spirit was filled in 2005.
KILCHOMAN Loch Gorm 2021 46%
Quantity limited to 2 bottle(s) by client.
Loch Gorm is the name given to Kilchoman’s annual sherry matured limited edition.
Named after Islay’s largest freshwater lake neighbouring the distillery, the dark murky colour of the loch’s water is reflected in the rich coppery tones of their sherry matured Loch Gorm release.
The 2021 edition is a batting of 24 Oloroso sherry butts filled in 2011 and 2012.
Greeted by macerated lemons, buttery shortbread and Moroccan spices on the nose that gives way to rich sherry notes and faint peat smoke. On the palate, cloves, dark chocolate and juicy prunes with waves of roasted almonds, sultanas, nougat and peat embers.