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Overall rating
84.83/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts & Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210700751
Added on
08 Sep 2017 10:15 am by Theune32
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 76.57

12 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

382 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2009

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.83 points

  1. YuraLM scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Well balanced and simple whisky. Comparing to young brothers it has smoke and become more familiar with  whisky from Isla island. But still it lacks of endurance
    • Nose
      Smoky sea notes, ointment of Vishnevsky, sea algae, smell of the sea. At the end you can feel sauteed apples
    • Taste
      Sweet, a little bit of smoke, small bitter, malt notes
    • Finish
      Long-lasting enough, taste of coal, ash, malt

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It's not a mistake to run a Kilchoman through one or the other sherry barrel.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweetish smoke with slight Hubba Bubba gum note. But this impression fades, he turns quickly into the hearty, spicy one. Smoked ham, chain fat, hot tar paper. Lemonade, honey. A freshly mown meadow. A rich and thick nose, the smoke not restrained, but not too dominant.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Black Forest ham, lemon slices from the chimney. Ashy smoke. In the beginning already relatively dry. Machine oil, seaweed, salt, bitter chocolate.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, smoky, lemony. Still the spicy and very appetizing ham note resonates. Lemon slices, peppered with cloves.

  3. Dyno scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    88-89, ... still delicious after G&B whisky festival 2018 ...

  4. coldsun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Flavor is peaty, smoky with hints of different kind (fresh, tropical) of fruits, vanilla, citruses and flowers. Sherry notes are almost absent.
    Palate is awesome and delicate with notes of peaty smoke, baking products, citron, fresh fruits (apples, apricots) and little bit nutty.
    Finish is long with elements of citruses, flowers and slightly warming and stable peat.

  5. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Odinson scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. valasios scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. dramidaris scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Gilles_V scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    New tasting after two months (opening of the bottle): positive development.
    Islay well done, typical but lacks complexity.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Peat, peat and peat. Quite one-dimensional but pleasant and qualitative.

      Makizushi seaweed.
      Licorice tip? Perhaps.
      After a while, cereal.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Peat, hint of salt. Wrap the mouth well. Success.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Quite long, warm and intense.

  10. Gilles_V scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    We must salute the efforts to produce an authentic whisky. It seems to me that it is felt in the barley. But compared to the “old” distilleries, this Kilchoman is too smooth. It lacks experience to be endearing.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Lots of freshness (seaside), peat and cereals.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily
    • Finish
      75 75
      Quite long but sometimes a little "metallic" flavor.

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