The hotly anticipated Loch Gorm is once again ready for its annual release. Named after Islay’s largest freshwater loch neighbouring the distillery, Loch Gorm is the only annual limited edition matured entirely in oloroso sherry casks.
This, the 2021 edition, is a vatting of 24 oloroso sherry butts filled in 2011 and 2012. These large 500 litre sherry butts have been sourced from Bodega Miguel Martin in Spain and filled with Kilchoman spirit peated to 50ppm. Once these casks matured for a minimum of 9 years, they were then vatted together and bottled at 46%abv, resulting in 17,000 bottles.
Tasting Notes: Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2021
Nose - macerated lemons, buttery shortbread and Moroccan spices give way to rich sherry notes and faint notes of peat smoke.
Palate - cloves, dark chocolate and juicy prunes with waves of roasted almonds, sultanas, nougat and peat ember.
Finish - herbaceous, earthy and maritime with liquorice, leather and a distinctly dry sherry-soaked finish.