Kilchoman 4 2012 Red Wine Cask

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Thanks to /u/j4ni for the sample.

Ongoing series called “There will be Kilchoman till the score is paid”, in which I review Kilchoman until I run out of Kilchoman.

It’s a simple concept.

Each year, without a pause (so far), Kilchoman has released a new whisky which has been matured in a different type of cask. These vattings are limited runs, bottled at a higher strength than the typical (50%, versus the typical 46%), and are peated and non-chill filtered, like the standard releases.

In the past, we’ve seen Port, Madeira and Sauternes casks released. These don’t differ too much from standard releases from other distilleries and are something whisky fans are used to. However in 2017, seemingly during humanity darkest times, they released something we’re just starting to get used to; A whisky aged in ex-red wine casks.

Kilchoman 4 2012 Red Wine Cask was placed in Douro Valley…

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