Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2016 (distilled 2010), 46%

Price: $100 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Dave Broom

The annual (albeit limited) Loch Gorm release allows you to chart Kilchoman's development in sherry casks. Here, first-fill and refill sherry casks (oloroso to be precise) were used. The latter seem to have more of a say, as the distillery character is more apparent: sweet fruit, marine smoke, and clementine, before the golden raisin from the cask develops. The palate is smokier and also more overtly sherried. A bolder style, but very well balanced. Limited, so get in there ASAP.