9th Edition 100% Islay
Distilled from the 2007 and 2009 barley crops, the 9th edition is a vatting of 43 ex-Bourbon barrels matured for over nine years in the on-site dunnage warehouses. Bottled at 50% abv, they’ve released a total of 12,000 bottles which are available now.
Released annually since 2011, the 100% Islay range is distilled solely from barley grown in the distillery’s surrounding fields before being malted, distilled, matured, and eventually bottled on site. It’s an unmatched, unbroken chain of creation from barley to bottle.
NOSE: Citrus sweetness, apricots, juniper, and wild herbs.
PALATE: Layers of lemon tart, vanilla, briny peat, smoke, and dark maple syrup.
FINISH: Long, clean, oily and intense as flavors fight for supremacy.
The 2010 Vintage 9 year old is a vatting of 42 fresh Bourbon barrels and three Oloroso Sherry butts filled in 2010 and matured for over nine years. This is the first non-single-cask age stated release.
NOSE: Bright notes of lemon zest, melted butter, sweet spices, and damp, smoldering peat smoke.
PALATE: Dried seaweed, chimney smoke, cloves, sweet tobacco, banana, and linseed oil.
FINISH: Dried apricot, vanilla, and rounded peat smoke.
By the way, the ImpEx Cask Evolution of 2019 – 100% Islay matured in an Oloroso Sherry cask was gone out of our warehouse in less than two hours. If you really want to get a hold of this bottle, please check with a retailer near you, or connect with us and let us know where you reside or prefer to shop.
Since you’ve made it this far into the email, here’s a mesmerizingly beautiful video of Kilchoman and the Machir Bay beach, with thoughts on the whisky from the man himself – Anthony Wills.
Thanks again for being part of our family and enjoying these fine whiskies with us!
We’ll be in touch about other exciting news as the year drinks on … 🥃