- 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 9:07 am by kroby
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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2012
25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.93 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.
- There are good to very good approaches to find, but it lacks depth to achieve top marks here. In my opinion, the wine barrel hides and conceals too many of the good kilochoman flavors.
Oops, the smoke has the red wine barrel cut but pretty nice. With such a young guy you should expect that he is going forward. Instead, it shows only a mild, slightly ashy and grape-sweet smoky note. A little malt and a cereal touch. Fir needles in the distance. A herbal mix.
Sweet and overripe grapes, ashen smoke. Fresh oak chips and menthol. Toffee, caramel. Greasy with time.
Rather short, still slightly smoky and with the sweetness of the grapes. Herbe herbs.
- Strawberry! But almost nothing besides her. Smoke, pepper, new wood, smoked cheese, red berries and white chocolate.
- A full ripening in red wine barrels; not cheap, but a good malt;
intensive; red fruits, crunchy, spicy oak;
velvety, fruity onset, sweetness (honey), fine spiciness, oak, aromatic smoke, ashes, ausballan; oily body;
dry, spicy (oak), finish: smoke and pepper;
- 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.