Named after a famously dark and peaty loch overlooked by the distillery Kilchoman, Loch Gorm is a sherry cask single malt matured exclusively in oloroso casks hogsheads and butts from the bodega José y Miguel Martín, extracting the rich spicy character of the European oak as it ages in the distillery warehouses on Islay. This 2020 edition of Loch Gorm is a vatting of 20 oloroso sherry butts from 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. A peated whisky at 50 ppm.
Tasting notes of the distillery:
On the nose sweet maltiness, sooty peat smoke and citrus sweetness with light cinnamon and juicy raisins and sultanas.
On the palate toffee, smoked meats and sherry sweetness with layers of ripe fruit, honey and hints of orange peel and sea salt.
The finish has BBQ smoke, dark chocolate with apples, pears, plums, raisins and lasting oak spice.
Content: 70 cl