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Kilchoman Sanaig Single Malt Whisky

Kilchoman Sanaig Single Malt Whisky

'Lovely balance. Rounded, softly fruity, and highly approachable.' 
Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate

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  • Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. The distillery was founded in 2005 by Anthony Wills and is Islay’s only farm distillery, producing Single Farm Single Malt. Kilchoman is one of the few whisky distilleries in Scotland to remain independent.

    Sanaig, named after an inlet on Islay’s rugged Atlantic cost, is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both sherry and bourbon barrels. This sherry cask scotch whisky is matured in a high proportion of oloroso barrels, imparting a balance of dried fruits, dark chocolate and rich peat smoke into the spirit.



    Fragrant heather, raisins, pear and orange peel with waves of stoned fruits, mixed spices and rich peat smoke.

    Palate: Over ripe plums, red cherries and hints of citrus give way to rich barbecue peat smoke, toffee, oak and dark chocolate.

    Finish: Mouth-coating mixed fruit, caramel, cinnamon and clove with layers of brown sugar, spices, peat smoke and lasting sweetness.


    'A new, and welcome, permanent member of the core Kilchoman range, this comes from a mix of sherry finished and sherry matured whisky. The nose kicks off with a lovely cigar ash note—a cigar club toward the end of the evening—and while there are some dried fruits from the sherry, Kilchoman’s gentle, light character gives energy and lemony lift—shellfish, grass, and herbs. Lovely balance. Rounded, softly fruity, and highly approachable.'
    Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate

    'Smoky yet decadent, almost reminiscent of dark chocolate with chili peppers. White flower, sandalwood, grapefruit, and pink peppercorn join in as well. Fruit and smoke play off of each other on the palate with hints of caramel, licorice, and brown spice.'
    95 Points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018

    'Beginning with a gentle smoke, a touch of brine, and your Islay-typical light vegetation, the Sanaig also boasts tropical fruit and preserved lemon peel. The brine and peat come back on the palate, growing on top of each other with each sip. Dark chocolate-covered raisins and black pepper play well with a touch of plum; the whisky as a whole slants earthy as it opens up.'

    92 Points - Nicole Gilbert, Distiller.com

    'Lemon peat smoke gives this whisky a really lovely flavour of big fruit fruits and zest. The palate is baked Alaska, vanilla and toasted almonds and the finish, more of the same!'
    Trophy - Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky NAS - International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016

    Best of Category (Peated Scotch Whisky) - LA Spirits Competiton 2016

    Double Gold Medal - San Diego Wine and Spirits Challenge 2016