Kilchoman Genesis, Malting • Stage 2, Limited Edition /49,2%/ –
Kilchoman Genesis was launched in the fall of 2020 in cooperation with the German importer of the brand. The concept of the series is to pay tribute to the eight main stages in production of the Kilchoman single malt – barley harvest, malting, peating, mashing, fermenting, distilling, maturing and bottling. Each of the steps will be represented with a separate release. Stage 2, Harvest is stretched from day 6 to day 12. Kilchoman grows 200 tons of barley each year, the distillery operates own floor maltings, which cover 30% of malt requirement. The second release was composed of 75% bourbon barrels, 5% Oloroso sherry and 20% Sauternes casks, then bottled at 49.2% abv. Only 4200 bottles were produced.
Nose: peat smoke, iodine, pears, lemons and limes, apples, moss and ferns, tobacco, fennel, lemon pepper, clove, vanilla, caramel, hints of hay and oak.
Palate: peat smoke, vanilla, caramel, honey, pears, apples, nectarines, lemon peel, mixed fresh herbs, pepper, hints of tobacco and charred oak.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of peat smoke and ashes, dark chocolate, summer fruits, pepper, ginger and oak.