Kilchoman STR Cask Matured
STR is a new acronym in whisky maturation and refers to 'Shaved, Toasted and Recharred' red wine casks. Before maturation has taken place, these red wine casks have quite literally been shaved, toasted and recharred redefining them as somewhere between virgin oak and red wine casks. The influence has all the spice and power of virgin oak with more nuance and complexity from refill wine casks.
Kilchoman have matured heavily peated spirit distilled in 2012 in 30 of these STR casks and bottled them for this limited release in 2019.
Only 14,500 bottles available.
Official Tasting Notes:
: Summer fruits with a hearty measure of cinnamon spice, toffee and gentle peat smoke.
: Soft caramel at first with layers of red berries, lemon tart and earthy peat smoke.
: Long with a pronounced spice, honey and caramel notes.