NOSE: Caramel, orange zest and ripe plums with hints of mixed spices and rich smoke.
PALATE: Bright citrus zest and peach notes with raisins, walnuts, dark chocolate and integrated smoke
FINISH: Juicy fortified wine, burnt sugar, dark fruits and lingering smoked Christmas cake.
“Kilchoman really lends itself to maturation in fortified wine casks. The rich fruity character of the casks balances nicely with the creamy citrus sweetness of Kilchoman. My preference when using wine casks has always been to use fresh first fill barrels with a view to bottling the whisky relatively young. This approach means the lighter clean flavours and fresh maritime peat smoke aren’t overwelmed by the cask influence” – Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder.
Madeira is a fortified wine available in a range of dry to sweet styles. It gets its name from the island of Madeira, a small, beautiful rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Madeira’s unique taste comes from repeatedly heating the wine. The heating creates a wine with fascinating flavors of roasted nuts, stewed fruit, caramel, and toffee. – Source: www.winefolly.com