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Kilchoman Releases 9th Edition Of The 100% Islay

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12/09/2019 The release of this edition marks it as the oldest whiskey in the 100% Islay range to date

Scotland-based independent whiskey distillery Kilchoman has announced the release of the 9th edition of their 100% Islay range.

Released every year since 2011, the 100% Islay — touted as the world’s only Single Farm Single Malt scotch whiskey — is distilled from barley grown in the fields next to the Islay distillery before going through the on-site distillation, malting, and bottling process.

Kilchoman made the 9th edition 100% Islay by distilling peated barley crops from their 2007 and 2009 harvests before maturing them in ex-Bourbon barrels for nine years. Stated below are the attributes of the 9th edition as per the information provided on Kilchoman’s official website:

  • Nose - Citrus sweetness, apricots and juniper, and wild herbs.
  • Palate - Layers of lemon tart, vanilla, briny peat, smoke, and dark maple syrup.
  • Finish - Long, clean, oily and intense as flavors fight for supremacy.

Anthony Willis — Kilchoman founder and master distiller — said the following about the process of making the latest edition of the 100% Islay:

Our 100% Islay spirit pairs seamlessly with ex-Bourbon barrels. The lower peating level allows the natural floral sweetness of the spirit to shine through, whilst a higher age profile adds layers of overripe tropical fruit and stewed plums.

‘I’m delighted with how the ninth edition has come together and as ever, I look forward to hearing people’s opinions.

Announced as a limited edition release, only 12,000 bottles of the 9th edition 100% Islay (bottled at 50% ABV) will be available worldwide from September 12th at a price of £71 (approximately $88) per 70cl bottle.

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