A handsome release from Islay's newest distillery, Kilchoman Sanaig is an enjoyably peaty single malt which has been vatted from both bourbon and Sherry casks. It's named after a small, rocky creek rather near the distillery on the west coast of the island. Look out for plenty of fruit and earthy peat coming through on this one, with a touch of dark chocolate-covered raisins.
Nose: Citrus sweetness, apricots and juniper and wild herbs Palate: Layers of lemon tart, vanilla, briny peat, smoke and dark maple syrup Finish: Long, clean, oily and intense as flavours fight for supremacy
100% Islay is the world’s only Single Farm Single Malt scotch whisky. From growing the barley to bottling is completely on Islay. Vatting of 43 ex-bourbon barrels matured for over 9 years.