This is a PX cask matured Kilchoman expression that was bottled at 59.2% ABV.
Nose: Thick blanket of peat and fresh earth, buttery cookie dough, seems more port influenced than PX here as I can only get some subtle stewed dark fruits (no raisin type notes).
Palate: Thick peat and iodine with charcoal and subtle sherry notes – again wouldn’t have guessed PX as the sherry involvement is so minimal.
Finish: Smoky malt and peat with burnt black tea – no real sherry influence remaining.
Rating: 81/100 – The PX label here seems more marketing than actual impact on the whisky. I believe this was only 5 years, so it’s going to be hard to overpower the peat, but still, their Port cask expression had way more influence than this and PX is typically a very strong influencer on a malt.
Value for the money: Guessing this retailed around $100-$120, and I’d pass at that price. Would maybe pay $50-$60 tops for a bottle.