Kilchoman Small Batch French Inspiration #1, is the first Kilchoman small batch release for French whisky merchant La Maison du Whisky. The whisky matured in a combination of bourbon, Oloroso and Calvados casks, before being bottled in 2022, at 49.7%. The result is a round and soft dram with a nice balance of citrus, peat smoke, cooked apples, vanilla, toasted wood and cinnamon. Kilchoman, Islay’s farm distillery was established in 2005, on the north-west coast of the island. Staying true to Islay’s rich farm distilling heritage, the distillery produces its whisky in the traditional way. The barley is grown on-site at Rockside Farm and malted at Port Ellen, as well as at the distillery’s own traditional floor maltings. The whisky is matured in traditional dunnage warehouses and bottled on-site.