Anthony Wills built Kilchoman distillery in 2005 and in doing so brought farm distilling back to Islay. In May 2019, Kilchoman doubled production with the construction of a new stillhouse adding two more stills, along with a new mash tun and six new washbacks. That has taken production capacity close to half a million litres of alcohol a year, and will enable experimental runs using different yeast and barley varieties.
Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured
Notes from the distillery:
The PX Sherry Cask Matured is a vatting of 33 casks, 9 fully matured in Pedro Ximénez casks and 24 finished in PX casks for between 12 and 18 months.
Nose: prunes, sultanas and heathery peat smoke with fresh coffee, sea spray and hints of citrus.
Palate: warming, with dark berries, caramelised brown sugar, tobacco leaf, liquorice and fruit cake with mixed spices and smouldering peat smoke.
Finish: rounded sherry notes with waves of summer berries and dried spices.