Kilchoman 100% Islay – 5th Edition

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The day started with one of Islay’s established distilleries that started in 1815. So a bookend to it would be ending with one of Islay’s newest distilleries, Kilchoman.

So I’ve never had Kilchoman 100% Islay – 5th Edition and was interested in it. I hadn’t had many of them, only having reviewed the third edition. And not looked up anything on them.

Turns out that 100% is an ongoing limited edition that comes out in editions. No shit, I hear you saying. However, did you know that it’s a vatting of ex-bourbon casks for the fifth edition? Boom, lawyered.

Also, the 100% Islay line is less peated than Machir Bay or Loch Gorm.

Less peat? This is where I hulk out, right?

Not completely. We’re well past the point of thinking bigger peat is better peat. There were some fun releases, but it’s time for nuance to reign supreme.

That…

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