Ein kleiner Feiertag für Islay-Freunde und vor allem Fans der Destillerie Kilchoman wird der 12. September, also morgen, Mittwoch: An diesem Tag wird weltweit die neueste Ausgabe des Kilchoman 100% Islay veröffentlicht.  Die neunte Edition des 100% Islay stammt aus 43 ex-Bourbon Fässern, die mit Spirit aus Gerste-Ernten der Jahre 2007 und 2009 befüllt wurden. Der Whisky selbst ist 9 Jahre und mehr alt, mit 50% Alk./Vol. abgefüllt – und es gibt von ihm 12.000 Flaschen.

Hier der Text, den wir von der Brennerei zum Kilchoman 100% Islay 9th Edition bekommen haben. In ihm fehlen die landesspezifischen Preise und das jeweilige genaue Datum der Verfügbarkeit:

(Anm.: In den Texten von Kilchoman ist sowohl vom 16. und vom 12. September als Launchdatum die Rede. Nachdem der 12. überwiegt und wir auf unsere Nachfrage noch keine Rückantwort bekommen haben, haben wir einmal alles auf den 12. September ausgetauscht)


KILCHOMAN 100% ISLAY 9TH EDITION LAUNCHING WORLDWIDE ON SEPTEMBER 12TH

BY PETER WILLS, KILCHOMAN

As we finish our 2019 harvest we’re excited to announce the release of the latest edition in our 100% Islay range, Scotland’s only Single Farm Single Malt.

Distilled from our 2007 and 2009 barley crops, the 9th edition is a vatting of 43 ex-bourbon barrels matured for over 9 years in our on-site dunnage warehouses. Bottled at 50% abv, we’ve released a total of 12,000 bottles which are due to hit shelves in from midSeptember (official launch date: September 12th)

Released annually since 2011, our 100% Islay range is distilled solely from barley grown in the distillery’s surrounding fields before the team malt, distil, mature and eventually bottled on site; an unmatched, unbroken chain of creation from barley to bottle.

With barley origins, varieties and farm distillers one of the industry’s hot topics, our 100% Islay range remains Scotland’s only Single Farm Single Malt. To avoid confusion; whilst many distillers might make whisky from barley grown on their land, in these instances the malting, maturation or bottling is done elsewhere.

The 9th Edition marks a return to the bourbon barrel maturation of previous 100% Islay releases. Last year’s 8th edition contained roughly 50% sherry maturation however my father, Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Master Distiller, has decided to return to his trusted American oak casks for this year’s release.

“Our 100% Islay spirit pairs seamlessly with ex – bourbon barrels. The lower peating level (20ppm) allows the natural floral sweetness of the spirit to shine through whilst a higher age profile add s layers of overripe tropical fruit and stewed plums whilst the high ABV makes it no lightweight . I’m delighted with how the 9 th Edition has come together and as ever, I look forward to hearing people’s opinions”

Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Master Distiller.

Kilchoman 100% Islay 9th Edition is bottled at 50% ABV

Peter’s Tasting Notes

classic 100% Islay, perfumed, fresh, zesty sweetness with only light wafts of peat smoke on the nose. Vanilla pods, maple glaze and citrus sweetness followe d by sea salt and rounded hints of peat smoke. The finish goes on forever, so clean.

Official Tasting Notes: Kilchoman 100% Islay 9th Edition

Nose: citrus sweetness, apricots and juniper and wild herbs

Palate: layers of lemon tart, vanilla, briny peat, smoke and dark maple syrup

Finish: long, clean, oily and intense as flavours fight for supremacy

Timeline of 100% Islay releases

  • 9th Edition (2019): 43 fresh ex-bourbon barrels matured for a minimum of nine years.
  • 8th Edition (2018): 23 ex-bourbon barrels and 7 oloroso sherry butts filled between 2008 and 2012.
  • 7th Edition (2017): fresh and refill bourbon barrels filled in 2010.
  • 6th Edition (2016): fresh and refill bourbon barrels filled in 2010.
  • 5th Edition (2015): fresh ex-bourbon barrels filled in 2009 and 2010.
  • 4th Edition (2014): fresh and refill ex-bourbon barrels filled in 2009 and 2010.
  • 3rd Edition (2013): fresh and refill bourbon barrels filled in 2009.
  • 2nd Edition (2012): fresh ex-bourbon barrels filled in 2010.
  • Inaugural 100% Islay Release (2011): fresh bourbon barrels filled in 2009.

All releases have been limited to between 10,000 and 12,000 bottles, released at 50% ABV without any chill filtration or colouring. Take a look at our limited edition archive here.

Sales Sheet 100% Islay copy