Kilchoman Sanaig. Sanaig is the name of a small, rocky inlet north of the distillery on the west coast of Islay. A 50/50 vatting of ex-bourbon (Buffalo Trace) and ex-oloroso sherry casks (I'm not even sure what's the difference between vatting and blended!). Barley was peated to 50 ppm, so it's considered "heavily -peated". Some reviewers say it's the smokey one in the Kilchoman range, while others say it's sweeter than their flagship Machir Bay. I'm expecting big things.
Nose: oily, slight honey.
Palate: peat smoke, balance, slight heat.
Finish: short, peat smoke.
Very enjoyable, balanced, impressive. Nothing sweet about it though. I feel it's better than Machir Bay in the smoke department and reminds me of a super smokey Bowmore. @kilchomansinglemalt keeps churning out quality stuff!!!
Image courtesy of Eric Yee.
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