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The Whisky Exchange Elements of Islay Kh1 (distilled at Kilchoman), 59.7%

Price: $80.00 Issue: Spring 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

You'd hardy expect Kilchoman to be able to spare casks for independent bottlings, but somehow TWE's Sukhinder Singh has persuaded Anthony Wills to part with one of his precious babies. It exhibits classic Kilchoman notes of clove and fresh scallop, backed with subtle peat, chamomile, and lint. With water, a typically young, peaty aroma of rubber develops (so drink it neat). It shows the huge potential of this distillery. £50 (500 ml)