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Kilchoman 100% Islay Scotch

Kilchoman 100% Islay Scotch

Item # 29280 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Farm distilling is nearly extinct in Scotland. For Kilchoman, it is only just beginning, and their 100% Islay is the purest example of the expression “from grain to glass” available on the market. All the barley is grown on-site by a local farmer, then malted in small quantities and made into whisky. 100% Islay is a vatting of multiple ages matured in ex-bourbon casks. Aromas of fresh barley and a slight peat smoke, the palate on this whisky has notes of sugar, malt, spice and smoke.This whisky encompasses the entire production process.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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