Kilchoman Sauternes (2016)

Kilchoman Sauternes (2016)

Kilchoman Sauternes (2016) Mashtun notes: Having loved the first Kilchoman Sauternes release we were really looking forward to trying this one. We are all ‘peat heads’ and love an interesting cask so chances were that we were going to love this one… It completely split the panel though with two of us loving it and...

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Top 5 drams of 2016

Top 5 drams of 2016

Top 5 drams of 2016 We can’t believe that we have already had Burns night in 2017! With that in mind we thought we’d better put up the the top 5 drams we reviewed in 2016.  Another cracking year for the Mash Tun so slainte mhath and all the best for 2017! Here are our...

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Kilchoman Sauternes cask Club Release

Kilchoman Sauternes cask Club Release

Kilchoman Sauternes cask Club Release Mashtun notes: Well where do we start with this one! We are all massive ‘peat heads’ and love Kilchoman as a distillery. With that in mind we were really intrigued to try their first Sauternes cask release, and we weren’t disappointed! The nose has damp firewood, dark fruits, Christmas spices,...

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Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2015

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2015

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2015 Mashtun notes: Loch Gorm is Kilchoman’s yearly sherried cask offering. As with the 100% Islay each year is slightly different, and because of that we were keen to try the 2015 edition first chance we got. The nose gave us orange, peat smoke, caramel, and an earthy sweetness. The palate was...

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Kilchoman 100% Islay (5th Addition)

Kilchoman 100% Islay (5th Addition)

Kilchoman 100% Islay (5th Addition) Mashtun notes: Each year the 100% Islay is released and we can’t wait to try it. The 2015 was no different. It’s less peated that most Kilchoman whiskies but that doesn’t detract from the whisky. The 50% ABV gave us a slight nose burn but that soon subsided to...

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Kilchoman 100% Islay 4th edition

Kilchoman 100% Islay 4th edition

Kilchoman 100% Islay 4th edition    Mashtun notes: This one gave us gave us malt, lavender, seaweed, beach fires, and leather boots on the nose. On the palate we got all the flavours of the nose combined with a hint of salt. The finish was smoky, fruity, and woody with a hint of heather. The...

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