Kilchoman, Winter 2010 Release, 46%

Price: $63.00 Issue: Summer 2011 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged in both refill and new bourbon casks. The new bourbon casks are evident, and I think it adds richness, vibrancy, and perceived maturity (which I like) when compared to the previous Summer 2010 release. Very pale in color. Brooding, with licorice root, coal tar, bacon fat, damp peat, bright fruit (citrus and pear), and intriguing botanicals, all on a soothing bed of vanilla malt. Smoky, briny finish. I'm still amazed how this very young whisky can taste so mature. Well done!