Kilchoman Mezcal Single Cask Finish 2013 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Kilchoman whisky distillery has released a new limited edition single malt that has been finished for 9 months in mezcal casks sourced from Oaxaca, Mexico. This Royal Mile Whisky exclusive is the first mezcal cask whisky released by Kilchoman and has garnered attention among whisky enthusiasts.
Despite being produced in Oaxaca, mezcal is also made in other regions of Mexico such as Durango, Guerrero, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, and Puebla. However, the use of the term "mezcal" is regulated by the Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) and certification can be costly, leading some producers to use alternative terms like "agave spirits" or "destilados de agave".
While some may perceive these alternative labels as inferior, many of the best examples of mezcal come from small-scale producers who cannot afford certification and who believe that "mezcal" is a way of life and tradition rather than a state-controlled designation.
Its complex nose exhibits preserved lemon, smoked baked apples, green bell peppers, toffee, and honey, while the palate delivers tangy notes of lime, apple, syrupy pineapple, and chilli pepper heat. The finish is medium to long in length with peat smoke and lingering pineapple sweetness. While the whisky loses some of its definition when diluted, it remains a top-notch representation of the unique interplay between mezcal casks and Kilchoman's signature peated Islay whisky.
||Kilchoman Mezcal Single Cask Finish 2013 Single Malt Scotch Whisky