This is a 5 year Kilchoman that was selected by Binny’s. It was aged in an ex-bourbon cask and bottled at 64.4% ABV.
Nose: Loads of butyric acid with extremely pungent peat bog. Campfire smoke, dried seaweed, stoneground mustard, and brine.
Palate: Very fresh peat with virgin oak notes alongside butyric acid and clay.
Finish: Mostly briny and peaty with fresh oak and burnt meat pieces.
Rating: 76/100 – A bit too much funk for me – especially on the butyric acid side.
Value for the money: This retailed around $100 I believe, and I’d pass on this one at that price. I generally find Kilchomans to be very overpriced based on their age/quality.