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Kilchoman 2012

Overall rating
86.61/100
votes
247
Whiskybase ID
WB101828
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red Wine Cask Matured
Vintage
2012
Bottled
05.10.2017
Calculated age
05 years old
Casktype
Douro Valley Red Wine Casks
Number of bottles
7000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
RW 05.10.17 17/61
Added on
07 Oct 2017 9:07 am by kroby
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 135.53

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247 × member ratings

714 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2012

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.61 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  2. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    That's really weird. Rating a 4 year old single malt, even if it is way above average, with 100 points! :-(

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      85 85
      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.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and overripe grapes, ashen smoke. Fresh oak chips and menthol. Toffee, caramel. Greasy with time.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Rather short, still slightly smoky and with the sweetness of the grapes. Herbe herbs.

  4. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Notes from the blind tasting:
    So, as a non-smoker, we imagine a full ashtray in which a few drops of colognes were dripped. Still a certain sweetness.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Ashy smoke, alcohol is present but not overpowering, bergamot (4711 "Real Cologne water"), sandalwood, cassis. After some time of sniffing, the smoke fades into the background and a honey sweetness and fruit flavor become apparent.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Plum in Madeira, dry smoke, herbs, a note of pepper is spreading. Still mighty cute. Isn't there a lavender flower in the corner?
    • Finish
      82 82
      Very smoky, then a bit bitter and astringent. A note of ash and a little bergamot persists.

  5. coldsun scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose comes with strong sweet vine. Fresh fruits, dried fruits, exotic fruits, prunes, perfumes. Taste is dryness, dry vine, peaty smoke, toffee, barley malt. Ends with deep pepper, nutmeg, sea salt, grape bone.

  6. Ficelli scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The taste and aroma correspond to 5 years of age and the high strength saves this malt a little, giving some richness. Too expensive, very overpriced.
    • Nose
      85 85
      at first, a little alcoholic, peaty, but after 10 minutes the aroma changes, it becomes very pleasant, sweet-peaty, although a short exposure is felt.
    • Taste
      83 83
      mostly red wine, in the background smoke and peat.
    • Finish
      84 84
      here it is more smoky-peaty than wine; softer and more intense.

  8. tangtang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose and palate are completely different. Wouldn't have thought he was so young. Only in the beginning do I find it too bitter and dry.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoky, smoked ham, dark fruits, lots of herbs, spicy, a little pepper, later becoming sweet
    • Taste
      87 87
      dark fruits, plums, raisins, sweet and creamy, chocolate, later a bit spicy, herbs and smoke only very slightly in the background
    • Finish
      84 84
      spicy with lots of herbs, slightly sweet and fruity. Getting dry and bitter quickly. Some smoke comes through.

  9. YuraLM scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Everything well balanced, very fruity and fresh. Even short maturation in this whisky is enough. One of the best in Kilchoman assortment.
    • Nose
      Smoky, medical notes, red current, red wine, smell of overriped grape, basyl, shades of mint
    • Taste
      Sweet red berries and fruits, light species, light saturation
    • Finish
      Short-lasting, light fruit smoke, red berries, light species

  10. YuraLM scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Everything well balanced, very fruity and fresh. Even short maturation in this whisky is enough. One of the best in Kilchoman assortment.
    • Nose
      Smoky, medical notes, red current, red wine, smell of overriped grape, basyl, shades of mint
    • Taste
      Sweet red berries and fruits, light species, light saturation
    • Finish
      Short-lasting, light fruit smoke, red berries, light species

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