Kilchoman Madeira Cask Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Kilchoman Madeira Cask Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2015

Item # 46894 750mL
$124.96/ Single Bottle
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50.00%
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Item Notes

  • Limited Production: Only 2 bottle(s) per customer

Tasting Notes

We know Madeira is a seriously overlooked wine category and we also know that Madeira cask matured whiskies are overlooked as well. They may be the most distinctive, interesting and best suited wine casks we consistently see for improving whiskies. This limited release helps make that point in a big way. From spirit distilled in May 2015 and aged for over 6yrs, the whisky for this was drawn from only 46 Madeira Hogsheads and bottled at 100 proof.


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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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