I can’t wait. This is always a favourite release of mine.
PR release as follows:
This is a landmark year for us at Kilchoman, our 10th anniversary year! Back in 2005 our first cask was filled and now, 10 years on, we have many more maturing away in the warehouse. There will be a few celebrations going on throughout the year and will be letting you know all about them soon..
Our first release of the year is the latest edition of Loch Gorm. Loch Gorm 2015 is being bottled as we speak and will be released on Monday 23rd of March at 10am – RRP £63.00.
Only a limited quantity of this exclusive bottling will be available and if past releases are anything to go by, it will sell quickly. This is the third annual Loch Gorm to be released and each release is differentiated by the distillation and bottling dates on the front of the bottle and gift carton.
The Loch Gorm releases are traditionally matured in ex Oloroso sherry butts and this latest edition is no exception. Where the 2015 version differs from the previous year is the use of sherry hogsheads to mature a portion of the whisky rather than just sherry butts. This edition will also be marginally older than the five year old 2014 version, it being bottled from casks filled in both 2009 and 2010.
Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills said: “As well as this year’s release being slightly older, we decided to increase the ratio of single malt matured in smaller sherry hogsheads versus that matured in larger sherry butts. This increases the influence from the sherry casks and gives the whisky a striking intensity and richness. That said, the whisky retains the balance and complexity Kilchoman releases are well-known for.”