Review: Kilchoman Single Cask Release Cask #370

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Kilchoman Single Cask Release
Kilchoman Single Cask Release

Kilchoman Single Cask Release Cask #370 (distilled 2008, bottled 2014),  59.8%, $95

An uncommon exclusive bottling of a six year old cask strength malt. Light gold in color, the nose is vegetal, more peat bog than peat smoke, with an undercurrent of pastry cream and rose. It’s an odd combination of aromas. The entry is flavorful and inviting with smoked pineapple, clove, and rose. Peak smoke arrives in full force in the midpalate, which drops the sweet and becomes spicy. The finish is mostly smoke but with a pleasant minty coolness.  (Wyoming only) 84 Points