Kilchoman 2007, 46%

Price: $51 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

The first thing I wrote was, “classic Kilchoman.” Then I paused…because it's true. Though still young, here's a distillery that has established its own character. In this expression you get full integration between oak and distillery, a sparkling mix of seashell and the freshness of seaweed, touched with churned butter, driftwood, and fresh-kilned peat. On the tongue, there's samphire, peat, sweet barley, and an herbal kick. This is Kilchoman coming of age, assured and confident.