The Kilchoman Distillery, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition sherry cask matured single malt Scotch whisky.
Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured (47.3% ABV) is a vatting of 33 casks; 9 fully matured and 24 finished in Pedro Ximénez, for between 12 and 18 months.
|Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured|
Recent releases of Fino and Oloroso sherry matured whisky from the Islay based distillery, have shown how each individual style of sherry has added its own unique character to the Kilchoman spirit. Pedro Ximénez, commonly referred to as PX, is a sweet sherry that adds waves of richness and intensely sweet flavours to the whisky.
This first edition of Kilchoman’s PX Sherry Cask Matured, is said to deliver notes of prunes, sultanas, heathery peat smoke, fresh coffee, sea spray and hints of citrus on the nose. Followed by notes of dark berries, caramelised brown sugar, tobacco leaf, liquorice, fruit cake, mixed spices and smouldering peat smoke on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Anthony Wills, Founder of Kilchoman Distillery, said: “Pedro Ximénez casks aren’t always the easiest to work with. That was why we decided on a combination of full maturation and finishing, to balance the distinct PX influence with that of our spirit. I’m delighted with the result; big and bold but with a delightful poise and balance of flavour”.
Limited to 12,000 bottles, Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured, is now available from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £74.94.
Posted by Steve Rush