The distillery says: "The Madeira Cask Matured limited edition was distilled in May 2015 from our 50ppm Port Ellen malt, and matured for 5 years and 3 months in 46 fresh Madeira hogsheads, before being bottled at 50% abv. Kilchoman really lends itself to maturation in fortified wine casks. The rich fruity character of the casks balances nicely with the creamy citrus sweetness of our new spirit. My preference when using wine casks has always been to use fresh first fill barrels with a view to bottling the whisky relatively young. This approach means the lighter clean flavours and fresh maritime peat smoke aren’t overwhelmed by the cask influence”
The WSD think this has salted, smoked ham with soft fruits on the nose and soft smoky wood ash with summer fruits, citrus and salted hams on the palate.