KILCHOMAN 5 ans 2011 Caroni Cask Finish - 60 ans LMDW
59,40%, Single Malt, Scotland / Islay, 70cl, Ref : 51739
Also aged in a Caroni cask, this Kilchoman has decided to let the rum evolve in complete freedom within its own aromatic and flavour palette, sometimes dominating the malted barley. However, while the palate is initially characterised by the rum, a balance is very quickly restored. This is followed by an inspiring a...See more
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Nose : full, unctuous. Initially, an extremely delicate peat releases salty, fruity (pear), spicy (white pepper) and exotic (kaffir lime) fragrances. Allowed to breathe, very pleasant, sweet notes of vanilla and lychee bring out the influence of the rum finish. Next, a light petrol note stamps the malt with the Caroni signature. The perfect balance between Kilchoman and the Trinidad rum.
Appearance : greenish gold.
Palate : firm, powerful. The attack on the palate gives clear priority to the rum. Hydrocarbon happily contributes to the mix, elevating the entire aromatic palette. On the mid-palate, malted barley brings a fresh, floral and saline bitterness. Next, under a vibrant sunshine, peat and smoke return to the surface of a calm sea. Aromas of kelp, iodine and ocean spray fill the air.
Overall : long, serene. The intensely salty and marine finish is also marked by notes of blue agave. Mineral (chalk, slate), it then crumbles into a natural sandy textures. The texture is hugely refined. The retro-nasal olfaction is warmly smoky and ashy. The empty glass is lush (sage, chervil) and resinous (Vosges pine).
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