- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Red Wine Cask Matured
- Calculated age
- 05 years old
- Douro Valley Red Wine Casks
- Number of bottles
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- RW 05.10.17 17/61
- Added on
- 07 Oct 2017 9:43 am by kroby
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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2012
20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.02 points
- That's really weird. Rating a 4 year old single malt, even if it is way above average, with 100 points! :-(
- Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
Ashy-sweet smoke and abundant red fruits dominate my first impression. The strong alcohol content (50%) is well integrated. Even after many minutes, the smoke is still very present, which increasingly mixes with the red and dark fruits (forest fruit jam) and forms the aromatic skeleton. Burnt caramel, grapefruit, marzipan, a touch of nougat, dark chocolate (a bit reminiscent of Mozartkugeln), slightly earthy aromas (wet forest soil in the autumn) and hints of spicy oak wood notes join. The Kilchoman is not extremely complex, but so far very elegant and balanced.
With a beautiful, oily texture, the Kilchoman spreads throughout the mouth. An intense sweetness slowly runs down the cheeks, while on the tip of the tongue a subtle Pfeffrigkeit begins and causes a slight tingling. The 50-pound smoke is now fully absorbed: Sweet-ashen, the whisky begins to work on the taste buds, before the red and dark fruits quickly gain in intensity. Fresh grapefruit and blood oranges make for a slightly acidic impact. Delicate hints of roasted aromas, dark chocolate and spicy oak complete the flavor variety. With the addition of a few drops of water, the barrels used now more clearly reveal their origin: the malt becomes fruity and wineier. Despite the strong alcohol and smoke I feel the Kilchoman as almost dangerous tasty. On the palate, a slight, but not disturbing, dryness is already perceptible.
Long and smoky-sweet. Freshly ground pepper briefly flashes at the beginning, before the sweet ashy smoke and the red and dark fruits take hold of the scepter. Follow dark chocolate and some oak. The balance is right again here. Slowly, the malt ends and leaves a slight dryness.
- up by almost 2 points after some considerable airing.
First ashy smoke. But then it is immediately sweet and fruity. The red wine is beautiful but not too dominant. Almost mild for a klichoman. Strawberries and raspberries. Fresh.
Intense fruity and sweet. In addition the clearly defined smoke on the palate. Delicious!
Dry but still mild. Medium. The smoke stays in the throat.
Fruity, very slightly peat, red fruit. Spicy, cinnamon. Nuts, and caramel now too
Firm, stimulating, salmiak / lakrisal, smoke. Oil-like structure, red fruit, some caramel, chocolate.
Peppery still, peat, smoke. Another firm aftertaste, warming, quite long. Some red fruit, and wood tones.
- Blindtasting 23.02.2018 => 90/100
- A very nice Kilchoman that I can recommend to anyone!
It starts with what you expect: vinous smoke, in detail, that are many red fruits, raspberries to blackberries, behind oranges, the whole is superimposed by the aromatic smoke Kilchomans
Smoky and again a lot of red fruits, the smoke is nice ashy, you easily notice the youth, but that does not bother, oak and more and cream more behind
The red fruits dominate everything, a fine raspberry syrup with smoke under it