Whisky Focus - Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured 2021 Edition Review

Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured 2021 Edition Review


13th May 2021
Kilchoman add a PX Sherry Cask Matured single malt to their whisky line-up.

Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured 2021 EditionKilchoman has launched their first general ongoing PX (Pedro Ximénez) sherry cask matured single malt release. Fans of the Islay farm distillery amongst you may have had the pleasure of some PX Cask matured single cask releases in the past, but this will be the first ongoing general release, available worldwide.

The new whisky launches with the Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured 2021 Edition, and this first edition of the PX Sherry Cask Matured is a vatting of 33 casks in total, 9 fully PX matured casks and 24 finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks for between 12 and 18 months. These casks were combined to produce 12,000 bottles at a strength of 47.3% ABV.

Commenting on the new PX Sherry Cask Matured Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder, said: "Pedro Ximénez casks aren’t always the easiest to work with. That was why we decided on a combination of full maturation and finishing, to balance the distinct PX influence with that of our spirit. I’m delighted with the result; big and bold but with a delightful poise and balance of flavour."

Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured 2021 Edition is bottled at 47.3% ABV and has a RRP of £74.94 and will be available from specialist online whisky retailers  such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured 2021 Edition Review


William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Gentle slightly earthy peat interlaced with a sherry aroma of sweet sultanas and raisins, a hint of sweet liquorice and a touch of coffee. A little lemon citrus lurks in the background.

Taste: Brown sugared earthy peat which is balanced by the sherried fruit fills the mouth. Burnt raisins in a garibaldi biscuit, a touch of orange and lemon citrus, just a touch of crushed almond, some lovely oak spice, a little dark chocolate all coated with a lovely earthy brown sugared peat smoke with a red liquorice edge.

Finish: A lovely long finish with a balance of earthy peat smoke, sherried fruit and gentle spices which fade leaving some lingering cigar box notes and mildly dry oak.

Comment:  Simply a delicious balance of Kilchoman's earthy peat and PX sherry, the peat and sherry builds after a few mouthfuls adding to the pleasure. Another cracking peaty sherried dram from the whisky makers at Kilchoman and a welcome ongoing expression.

SMW Score  91/100
 

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