This whisky is the latest limited edition from the family-owned Islay distillery of Kilchoman. The Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured is constructed from 33 casks in total - nine full maturation ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks and 24 that were finished in ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for between 12 and 18 months. Pedro Ximenez is a sweet style of dessert sherry made from grapes that remain on the vine longer than usual. The whisky has been produced using malted barley with a high peating level of 50ppm, which is a higher level than in regular Kilchoman releases. There are just 12,000 bottles.
"Pedro Ximenez casks are not the easiest to work with. That is why we decided on a combination of full maturation and finishing, to balance the distinct PX influence with that of our spirit. I am delighted with the result; big and bold but with a delightful poise and balance of flavour."Anthony Wills - Founder of Kilchoman.