Whisky Advocate Award: Islay Single Malt of the Year
The 2007 Vintage is a vatting of six year old fresh bourbon barrels and will be the oldest single malt Kilchoman has released to date. The additional ageing of the 2007 Vintage brings through soft cooked fruits, vanilla and caramel on the nose with peat smoke, butterscotch and soft citrus fruits on the palate. There is a long lingering finish with peat smoke and sweetness very evident.
The aromas of the Kilchoman exhibit smoky vanilla and caramel notes with cooked fruits, lemon and citrus. On the palate, the flavors of butterscotch and soft citrus fruit are evident. The finish is peaty and fruity with a long lingering sweetness.
Whisky Cast (WC): 93
"This is one of the oldest Kilchoman releases yet, and gives us a hint of what this distillery’s older whiskies may be like in a few years.
The nose has a good peatiness with heather and tar, along with hints of seaweed, and has more of a “classic” Islay aroma than many of Kilchoman’s younger bottlings. The taste has a great smoky peatiness, hints of basil and thyme, honey, a good maltiness, and touches of vanilla. The finish is long and smoky on what may be Kilchoman’s best release so far."