Limited Edition Release from Kilchoman Distillery
Created by the late Dr Jim Swan, STR refers to a precise process of Shaving, Toasting and Re-Charring casks. 43 Casks which were filled in 2012 were chosen by Kilchoman’s Managing Director, Anthony Wills.
Kilchoman provide the following information on this bottling:
“The shaving has reduced some of the bolder flavours on the surface of the oak, producing a more subtle red wine influence. Once shaved, the casks were then toasted and charred over a natural oak fire, fuelled exclusively using oak chips from used staves. These processes remove harsh tannins and undelivered flavours and break down unwanted chemical bonds such as lignin, celluloses and hemicelluloses, replacing them with sugars, vanilla and spice notes.”
The whisky is bottled at 50% with no chil-filtration nor colouring added.