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%
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.