The newest addition to the Kilchoman range is the Sanaig. Kilchoman Sanaig was already released in 2015 as a limited release, but is now back as a permanent addition to their core range.

The whisky is named after a rocky inlet nearby the distillery, Sanaig. And is matured in ex-oloroso casks and in ex-bourbon casks. It is a NAS whisky and bottled at 46% abv.

This is my first encounter with Kilchoman, so let’s give it a try!

Kilchoman Sanaig tasting notes:

Nose: Peat, lemon, a hint of caramel, spices (cinnamon)

Taste: More peat, chocolate, caramel, hint of vanilla and some fruity notes.

Finish: A long peaty finish, but you can still taste some sweetness.

This is a very young whisky, but it is well-balanced and it does taste very nice. Nothing too fancy and if you are not familiar with the Islay whiskies then this is a good one to start with.