Kilchoman hotly anticipated Loch Gorm 2021 Now Available
Published Date: 31st March 2021
The hotly anticipated Loch Gorm from Kilchoman Distillery is once again ready for its annual release. Named after Islay's largest freshwater loch neighbouring the distillery, Loch Gorm is their only annual limited edition matured entirely in oloroso sherry casks. Year on year the vatting of Loch Gorm subtly changes (and sometimes not so subtly), in age, colour and character.
The 2021 edition is a vatting of 24 oloroso sherry butts filled in 2011 and 2012. These large 500 litre sherry butts have been sourced from Bodega Miguel Martin in Spain and filled with Kilchoman spirit peated to 50ppm. Once these casks had been matured for a minimum of 9 years, they were then vatted together and bottled at 46%abv, resulting in 17,000 bottles being made available to Kilchoman fans around the world from this week.
"Although we have always filled the bulk of our spirit into ex-bourbon barrels, the Loch Gorm releases have shown how well our peated Islay spirit can combine with sherry casks, something that's not always an easy task."
"Rich bold flavours with a breadth, depth and balance of character that sets it apart, the 2021 edition is packed with juicy fruit, macerated lemon and sweet chargrilled BBQ smoke," Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Master Distiller.