Released in 2016 and added to the core range of Islay's farm distillery Kilchoman.
Flavour wise, this sits in between the much-loved bourbon cask Machir Bay and sherry cask Loch Gorm releases as it has been created from whisky matured in both bourbon and sherry casks. The Sanaig leans towards the sherry influence, however, given the high proportion of Oloroso casks in the maturation process.
The end result is a balance of Kilchoman's fresh smoke, sweetness from the sherry casks and a citrus spice.
Un chill-filtered, with all the natural colour coming from the Oloroso sherry casks.
Distillery Manager John MacLellan says, "A beautiful marriage of bourbon and sherry maturation balanced with classic Islay peat smoke and light citrus sweetness”.
The Oak Barrel's 2016 Best Whisky Of The Year.
- Single Malt