This is the second edition of the “Original Cask Strength”. It matured for 6 years in quarter casks. Sweet peat and hay in the smell. Some white fruits and vanilla. It is gentle on the nose considering the high ABV.
The alcohol and peat works very well together in the taste. Sweet vanilla peat, oak and the classic Kilchoman farm-like character. Some spices find its way through to the palate in the finish. Pepper and mild oak spices. The warm felling and the peat stays for a long time.
Kilchoman really grows on me for every expression I try! This is no exception! Only 6 years old, but the quarter casks have done a great job in this short period of time, yet the peat and farm-like character from the spirit is still like the young feisty Kilchoman’s I love! I will give this 87/100 (21/22/22/22).