- Publiceret: Onsdag, 8. maj 2019 20:14
- Skrevet af MacNiels
Kilchoman kommer med den første af to forårs aftapninger. Denne er STR cask matured og er tilgængelig fra i dag.
STR står for Shaving, Toasting og Re-Charring casks, hvilket Dr Jim Swan har fundet en beregning til. 43 fade fyldt i 2012 og aftappet i 2019, udvalgt af Kilchoman’s Founder og Managing Director Anthony Wills er brugt til denne aftapning.
"The process of shaving, toasting and re-charring has had a huge influence on these casks and the flavours of the resulting single malt. We released a full maturation Red Wine Cask release in 2016 which took on lots of the big and bold wine flavours, however the STR cask provides a different approach. The shaving has reduced some of the bolder flavours on the surface of the oak, producing a more subtle red wine influence. Once shaved, the casks were then toasted and charred over a natural oak fire, fuelled exclusively using oak chips from used staves. These processes remove harsh tannins and undelivered flavours and break down unwanted chemical bonds such as lignin, celluloses and hemicelluloses, replacing them with sugars, vanilla and spice notes."
James Wills, Sales og Marketing Manager siger: "Rarely have I tasted such a fruit-forward Kilchoman that accentuates the peaty, smoky character rather than masking it. The summer fruits and citrus combine with an earthy peat smoke character to create a combination of flavours that I haven’t tasted in our whiskies before."
Der kommer 14500 flasker af denne aftapning til en pris af £79.98 i UK. STR er aftappet ved 50%
Nose: Summer fruits with a hearty measure of cinnamon spice, toffee and gentle peat smoke.
Palate: Soft caramel at first with layers of red berries, lemon tart and earthy peat smoke.
Finish: Long with a pronounced spice, honey and caramel notes.