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Kilchoman Sanaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

$130. 00
$1560.00 Dozen
ABV: 46%

A seamless, mouthwatering whisky that resonates flavour. Voted best NAS malt for 2016 at the IWSC.

Originally exclusive to France, Sanaig was given a wider release in 2016. As you'd expect, it's another peaty Kilchoman, this time matured in both bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks. We were blown away by a pre-release sample, with just 15ml enough to reveal a superb Islay bouquet, fizzing with vitality; smoked fish, brine, white pepper and later smokey dates, vanilla and latent barley. The malt glides through the mouth with a salty attack that includes citrus zest, lanolin, vanilla and shortbread to finish. A first class addition to the range, delivering a seamless, mouthwatering whisky that simply resonates flavour. 46% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... A distinctly muzzled delivery; the peat clears its throat to make a statement when soft grape intervenes. so little is said until a middle ground is reached and an oily smokiness is announced. 89.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019

Awarded Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Non Age Statement at the IWSC 2016

...Bright dusty amber color; impeccably pure. Wow, this opening aroma offers deep layers of caramelized onion, sautéed mushrooms, fungi, forest floor, oloroso sherry, toast bread, and lead pencil; after a few more minutes of air contact, the bouquet reveals hints of salted caramel, saltwater taffy, textile fiber, and walnut — this is a seriously multilayered maritime bouquet. Entry is, like the bouquet, rich, winey, sherried, toasted, lightly salted, and composed; midpalate reflects the entry findings, throwing in traces of salted fish, campfire smoke that you can taste, charred meat, pork rind, bacon fat. Aftertaste is lush in texture, deeply oily, and is tightly wound, honeyed, and gently sweet and salty.
Highest Recommendation - spiritjournal.com