Named after Islay’s largest freshwater loch neighbouring the distillery, Loch Gorm is the only annual limited edition matured entirely in oloroso sherry casks. Year on year the vatting of Loch Gorm subtly changes (and sometimes not so subtly), in age, colour and character.
The 2021 edition, is a vatting of 24 oloroso sherry butts filled in 2011 and 2012. These large 500 litre sherry butts have been sourced from Bodega Miguel Martin in Spain and filled with Kilchoman spirit peated to 50ppm.
Nose: macerated lemons, buttery shortbread and Moroccan spices give way to rich sherry notes and faint notes of peat smoke.
Palate: cloves, dark chocolate and juicy prunes with waves of roasted almonds, sultanas, nougat and peat ember.
Finish: herbaceous, earthy and maritime with liquorice, leather and a distinctly dry sherry-soaked finish.