Kilchoman Port Cask
70cl 55% abv Islay
Kilchoman Port Cask Description
The Port Cask Matured release, the first of its kind from the distillery, is fully matured in ex Ruby Port casks allowing for the full influence of the port casks to be imparted into the whisky, as can be seen from the stunning mahogany/ruby colour of this bottling.The Port Cask Matured release is non chill-filtered and is natural colour. Just 1000 cases of this special edition are available.
A proportion of the barley is grown on the farm at the distillery. Originally optic barley variety was grown, however Kilchoman now use publican, which is a more resilient variety able to withstand the wet and windy Islay weather.Sown in early May (publican) and harvested in September.Moisture content off the field is 18 to 20%. Dried to 13 to 14% prior to storing. 100 tonnes of malting barley (variety - publican) is grown and malted at the distillery. This represents 30% of our annual production. The balance of malt is purchased from the Port Ellen Maltings on the island.Both malts are kept separate throughout the production process.