Whisky Review: Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask

Another reasonable decent Kilchoman, but the Fino Sherry Casks don’t give it any significant departure from their regular releases.

Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask / 46%

Tasted neat

This is a large but limited 2020 Kilchoman release of 10,500 bottles that were vatted from 12 ex-Fino Sherry casks from Bodega Miguel Martin in Spain. The bottle tasting notes are:

Nose: Maritime peat smoke, ripe banana, syrupy sweetness with a hint of nuttiness
Palate: Tropical fruit, earthy peat smoke with bitter chocolate and zesty lemons
Finish: Bold layers of damp peat smoke, walnuts, brine and lasting richness
  • Color: deep gold (0.85)
  • Nose: classic kilchoman; straw hay, peat smoke, iodine, creosote, honey, and vanilla
  • Taste: minerally peat, barnyard horses and sunshine, sour cream, spices, and pineapple
  • Finish: more peat, salt, and dark chocolate

I’m not getting a huge influence from the Fino casks; this is mostly to me just another classic Kilchoman.

Rating: 85/100

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Elliott

Personal interests in literature, SF, and whisky/whiskey/scotch, Software Engineer by Trade