The picturesque Kilchoman Distillery sits nestled amongst the traditional buildings of Rockside Farm on the north-west coast of Islay. As famous as Islay’s Farm Distillery, their barley fields stretch west, sheltered beneath the Cnoc Dubh cliffs, to the shores of Machir Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Sanaig, named after an inlet on Islay’s rugged Atlantic cost, is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both sherry and bourbon barrels. This sherry cask scotch whisky is matured in a high proportion of oloroso barrels, imparting a balance of dried fruits, dark chocolate and rich peat smoke into the spirit.
Sanaig's aromas are of fragrant heather, raisins, pear and orange peel with waves of stoned fruits, mixed spices and rich peat smoke. The palate shows flavours of over ripe plums, red cherries and hints of citrus which give way to rich barbeque peat smoke, toffee, oak and dark chocolate. The finish is a mouth-coating sensation of mixed fruit, caramel, cinnamon and clove with layers of brown sugar, spices, peat smoke and lasting sweetness.