Kilchoman has released the ninth edition of its 100% Islay range, an annual bottling in which all aspects of the whisky-making process have taken place on site.
Distilled from barley grown in the fields adjacent to the Islay distillery, the nine-year-old whisky has been matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being bottled at 50% abv.
The oldest whisky in the 100% Islay range to date, the ninth edition uses a lower peating level than the bottlings found in Kilchoman’s core range.
Anthony Wills, Kilchoman founder and master distiller, said: ‘The lower peating level allows the natural floral sweetness of the spirit to shine through, whilst a higher age profile adds layers of overripe tropical fruit and stewed plums.
‘I’m delighted with how the ninth edition has come together and as ever, I look forward to hearing people’s opinions.’
Only 12,000 bottles of Kilchoman 100% Islay 9th Edition will be available worldwide from 12 September, priced at around £72 per 70cl bottle.