Gold - Islay up to 12 years old - 2015, The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
The third annual release of Loch Gorm, Kilchoman's sherry-cask-matured expression. Building on the previous releases, this edition has some spirit matured in sherry hogsheads, as well as the usual oloroso butts. Bottled at around five years of age, it's an intensely smoky and sherried whisky, but carefully balances the peat and fruit.
Colour: Deep and rich.
Nose: Soft, spicy and rich with light smoke dark chocolate and citrus fruit.
Palate: Soft fruits and peat smoke with a rich sweet finish.
Finish: Long and sweet, lingering smoke, well balanced.