Kilchoman 2014

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Cask Matured
Ruby Port Hogsheads
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
PCM 26.03.18 18/26
Added on
15 Apr 2018 9:41 am by PatrickSoM

Average value

€ 117,60

31 × in wishlist

216 × member ratings

610 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2014

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.16 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I like Kilchoman and I like Port! And everyone who knows me knows, Port and smoke makes me wet. So I went again this time and ordered a bottle of my dummy - in the end actually get what I should have expected, but did not expect; Namely, better Bramble liqueur - a liqueur that consists of Bramble; but this whisky is in 'hardly anything' ... Can one drink this port Matured? Answer: YES! Are there better things for this price? Answer: YES! (and more harmonic stuff anyway). Like I said, the Bramble and the Kilcho Port mentioned above do not take away so much in the end. Especially the nose and finish are frighteningly similar; Considering that the Bramble is set with New Make ... So I can only warn you here. Those who award high marks here have not drunk good Port Matured Whiskys. Shit definitely tastes different - nevertheless, I find the invoked price (80 €) for this malt at least 100% to much ... Is it now up to you who you believe? Collectors buy everything anyway, without a plan ...

  2. Gerhans scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Pretty outstanding dram, especially considering it's only 4 years old. The port finish is phenomenal. It complements the dram, it doesn't dominate it. As with all drams I tasted by them, Kilchoman does not fail to impress!
    • Nose
      First off, that typical Kilchoman farm-y earthiness and peat combined with fresh red fruit. A little alcohol on the nose, and some very interesting citrus notes. Some fresh tobacco and a faint hint of mint.
    • Taste
      Very bold red fruit and citrus notes with pepper, smoke and vanilla. With some added water the mouthfeel becomes very creamy and oily, which is definitely a plus. 
    • Finish
      Long and spicy. Definitely some mint in the finish, together with cooked red fruit, and again some vanilla tobacco. The taste that lingers is dark, sweet and smoky. 

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Red fruit with citrus notes. Earthy peat and smoke. Hints of creamy sweetness.
    • Taste
      Red-berries jelly/marmalade. with spicy notes, citrus sweetness and  maritieme notes.
    • Finish
      Long and strong. With cooked red-fruit, vanilla and peaty notes.

  5. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Peat and Port - always the best

  6. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Lovely port notes in the nose, but these do not really come through in the palate except for the finish. The port and smoke do crash a bit. I would like to taste this after a few more years in the cask.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Varrek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Round, sweet smoke, vert delicate. Definitely would recommend as an entry point to peated whisky
    At the same time, in my opinion, wine little bit too much overtake the smoke

  8. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is a good start for Port with Kilchoman, however it is rather too subtle as if diluted and watered down to the bare minimum.

    Comparing this Port Cask matured to other distillers, (non-Single cask bottling) I would say it compares fairly well. Rather at the top 50%.

    You would get that typical earthiness esque off Kilchoman paired with fresh green cut grass. Damp cloth, burnt dried out soil in the mix too.

    Sweet? Yes of course, very sweet? Very much so. Throw in some citrus, mint, rosemary and you have a beautiful garden salad.

    Sour? Of course! Typical of port cask to turn sour but in a good way.

    Is this gritty and dirty like Benriachs super delicious Port casks? No, its been filtrated and filtered down to NOT have those elements. Intense fruit notes is a definite yes.

    Spicy, long, dense? YES! In fact it resembles kompot your slavic friend makes except that it has less sugar.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. coldsun scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose has elements of sweet porto vine, caramel, phenolic, citric spices. But taste is watery with notes of sweet porto, citruses (maybe some dryness).

  10. Iron133 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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