A new limited edition from Islay's Kilchoman, "Am Burach" is Gaelic for "The Mess".
The release takes its name from an incident in 2004 where the distillery's Machir Bay (their core expression) and port cask matured Kilchoman were accidentally mixed together during a vatting process.
A one-off that will never be repeated (they hope), the whisky was left to mature and the final result is a 9-year-old vatting of bourbon and sherry-cask matured Kilchoman with port cask Kilchoman added in 2014.
It was then filled into bourbon casks for a further six years with a six month finish in port casks.
10,550 bottles globally.
Official Tasting Notes:
Nose: Red fruits with light citrus, earthy peat smoke and hints of creamy sweetness.
Palate: Redcurrant jam, cinnamon with layers of citrus, floral sweetness and coastal influence.
Finish: Layers of cooked red fruits, vanilla, peat and lasting intensity.
Built in 2005, independently-owned Kilchoman was the first new distillery be founded on Islay for 125 years.
- Single Malt