Kilchoman 2008 Vintage – Review

*Thanks to SF and all the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. 2008...it's hard to know what to write about that year. On the one hand, we had what then seemed like an intense, crazy presidential election featuring a fantastically inspiring though politically middle-of-the-road man, his worthy running mate, a genuine war hero … Continue reading Kilchoman 2008 Vintage – Review

Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Finish, Impex Single Cask #680 – Review

*Thanks to SF and all the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The PX in this Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Finish stands for Pedro Ximénez, which is a type of grape used to produce the wonderful, dark, viscous, sticky-sweet sherry by the same name. The Pedro Ximénez (pronounced PEHD-roh hee-MEH-nehth) grape seems to … Continue reading Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Finish, Impex Single Cask #680 – Review

Kilchoman Sanaig – Review

*Thanks to SF, JH, and all the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. According to the Kilchoman literature, Sanaig (pronounced SAN-ig as far as I can tell) is the name of an inlet located near the distillery. There's also a bay called Sanaigmore on Islay, about six miles north of the distillery. Is Sanaigmore … Continue reading Kilchoman Sanaig – Review

Kilchoman 100% Islay, 3rd Edition – Review

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Back in days of yore, yore being that time long ago when people actually darned socks, butchered their own animals, and didn't fret needlessly over whether or not radiation from the Fukushima meltdown plant was actually seeping into their Gorton's fish sticks, … Continue reading Kilchoman 100% Islay, 3rd Edition – Review

Kilchoman 2007 Vintage – Review

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Ah, 2007. It was only seven years ago, but in the whisky world, it seems a lifetime ago. Back then, there were a great many quality single malts still hovering around the $30 mark, and if you wanted to get kind of … Continue reading Kilchoman 2007 Vintage – Review

Kilchoman Loch Gorm – Review

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. For an island that's roughly just 25 miles long and 15 miles wide, Islay is home to quite a few inland, freshwater lakes...or, more appropriately, lochs. The largest of these is Loch Gorm which is located in the northeast corner of the … Continue reading Kilchoman Loch Gorm – Review

Single Cask Nation 2007 Kilchoman 4 Year Old – Review

*A sincere thanks to JH, JJY, and SK at Single Cask Nation for the sample. Those of us in the whisky world are always excited to see a new face on the scene, a new independent bottler perhaps, or even a new whisky society, so you can imagine the buzz generated by the emergence of … Continue reading Single Cask Nation 2007 Kilchoman 4 Year Old – Review

Kilchoman 100% Islay, 2nd Edition – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The Irish saint, St. Comman also had a brother who was a saint - St. Cumine. Apparently that kind of things runs in one's family. Not mine, thankfully. Both Cumine and Comman were monks at the Abbey of Iona which is located, appropriately enough, … Continue reading Kilchoman 100% Islay, 2nd Edition – Review

SMWSA 2012 Holiday Outturn…Part II

*A sincere thank you to the good folks at the SMWSA for the samples. Here's part two of three taking a look at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America's 2012 Holiday Outturn. This time around, it's the two youngsters of the group, one I liked quite a bit, the other...not so much. SMWSA Cask … Continue reading SMWSA 2012 Holiday Outturn…Part II

Kilchoman Machir Bay – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. A little over a mile west of the Kilchoman Farm and Distillery lies a long strand of sand that opens up to the beautiful looking Machir Bay. Facing west into the Atlantic, it's probably a pretty good place to catch a sunset but since … Continue reading Kilchoman Machir Bay – Review