Kilchoman 2014

Overall rating
85.88/100
votes
284
Whiskybase ID
WB110664
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Cask Matured
Vintage
2014
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Ruby Port Hogsheads
Number of bottles
10000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
PCM 26.03.18 18/26
Barcode
5060210701550
Added on
15 apr 2018 9:41 am by PatrickSoM
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 153.02

34 × in wishlist

284 × member ratings

770 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kilchoman 2014

37 users have left 37 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.88 points.

  1. BehindSpace scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    nice nose, terrible palate
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. ailean scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  3. Apikalov scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tangible wine finish, aroma plays with subtle nuances, assertive taste, a small lack of aftertaste in the form of bitterness, which appears after 2-3 approaches.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautiful, rich, farm notes, sour-smoked peat, fresh, mint chill, soot, sweet smoke, wine-fruit, honey, pleasant salinity, red currants, ashes, pickled apples "White pour", dried salted meat, boiled condensed milk, vanilla, citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit).
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet honey ash, bulky, assertive, then noticeably salty (salty caramel), tartaric acid is present.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Ash (sweet honey), smolders on the palate, long, berry, noticeably farm, oak, knits a little, over time, there is an obsessive bitter bitterness, which slightly spoils the feeling.

  6. spnimcco scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Mixture of fruits and vanilla, like a nice dessert

  7. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. yggr scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Enjoybale wihisky, but it lacks a bit og balance to be a very good one. Much more smoke in the body than in the nose, whereas the nsoe is more fruitier than the body. It also has this skimpy influence of red wine.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, a bit sour, citrus. At first pretty light, later on more alcohol comes through. Clearly some red wine influence now, the peatsmoke is pretty much on the background.
    • Taste
      87 87
      At first some sal ammoniac, pretty strong, pet smoke. Then some sweetness, caramel, also some red fruits and chocolate
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still some pepper, sweet smoke, honey, drying, pretty long, later on some fruitiness, again a bit winey now.

  10. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Peat and Port - always the best

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. ConvalRen 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

  14. coldsun scored this whisky 86 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).

  15. Iron133 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  16. face scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. M134481 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dried fruit, leather, raisins, peach, smoke, sugar cane, port, meat and tobacco.
    • Taste
      Port, vanilla, meat, tobacco, smoke, peat, green apple, leather, sour, citrus and pepper.
    • Finish
      Port, vanilla, meat, peach, peat, tobacco, pepper, citrus and wry.

  18. butt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  20. Kaleva scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Quite interesting Islay malt, rather pleasant and smooth as for 4-year-old whisky. Easy going but nothing really special.
    • Nose
      Fresh, winey, pear, light smoke, butterscotch, lemon, some farmy notes
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy (peppers, ginger), oaky, toffee
    • Finish
      Short, oaky, spicy, slightly malty and sweet

  21. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- Young stuff, but bottled at a good strength of 50abv to excite, furthermore is a fully matured Port Cask with eye-pleasing rusty reddish hue. Opened up with style, fish emulsion oil lay path for boiled fried fruits, berries and spices, tobacco and jammy. The sharp heat rising in the middle harboring with chocolate, sweet Indian candy snacks and pines. Highly evolving, reasonably complex and solid. (89/22)

    P- As strength is the essence for young releases to make any impact, this is quite cleverly bottled at 50% abv. Well built and solid on palate. Concentrated thick red fruits with echoing rubbery nuance, cocoa, figs and fine fiery dried fruits. (87/21)

    F- Medium-long, dry, spicy, red fruit liquorice and sweet. , Punchy and wild young sweet juice. (86/20)

    Body/Balance-87/21

    Weighted Rate- 84pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Young stuff, but bottled at a good strength of 50abv to excite, furthermore is a fully matured Port Cask with eye-pleasing rusty reddish hue. Opened up with style, fish emulsion oil lay path for boiled fried fruits, berries and spices, tobacco and jammy. The sharp heat rising in the middle harboring with chocolate, sweet Indian candy snacks and pines. Highly evolving, reasonably complex and solid. (89/22)
    • Taste
      P- As strength is the essence for young releases to make any impact, this is quite cleverly bottled at 50% abv. Well built and solid on palate. Concentrated thick red fruits with echoing rubbery nuance, cocoa, figs and fine fiery dried fruits. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, dry, spicy, red fruit liquorice and sweet. , Punchy and wild young sweet juice. (86/20)

      Body/Balance-87/21

      Weighted Rate- 84pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  23. Nikilema scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  24. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Sort of a weird combination of nose but the palate wasn’t too bad.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Wild Berries Pastille Candies? Wet peat, thin layer of port sweetness. Vanilla malt.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet coal of smoked berries. Thick mouthfeel and some chili spiciness
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long with berry sweetness

  25. mothers_finest scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Difficult!
    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 ...

  26. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A juvenile nose, with moist peat. It works a bit nasty, on bacon and rotting plants (yet it isn't as bad as that sounds). There is a mild sea breeze in the nose, and further oak, vanilla, and a combination of lemon and strawberries.

    The taste: medium to full-bodied, rather saline/briny with moist peat, wood, bacon, and still a rather odd combination of lemon and strawberry: sour strawberries? 

    Finish: medium, and quit acidic. The combination of lemon and strawberry puzzles the mind. It's not the best combination, especially if it's mixed with dirty, saline peat and plain wood. 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      78 78

  27. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I think that to the point, tasty and horny! And that with 4 years. Respect!
    • Nose
      Sweet, aromatic, full of pipe smoke. Smoked ham, a little salt and sour berries. Fruity, smoky, horny nose. With some time in the glass, the flavors become clearer and the smoke takes a step backwards. I have raspberry and redcurrants with smoked chocolate. In the background is ginger and brings a fresh spiciness.
    • Taste
      Strong, smoky start. But also beautiful oily occupying. In the taste the berries are more sweetish. Pair of splashes of lemon and some pepper. The chocolate in the taste, then rather cocoa. The salted ham is also there. The taste of ham reminds me a lot, of an extra Honigpanade. I do not know where the alcohol is. Very tasty in the whole.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Oily and smoky. Fruity berry sweetness and a trace of salt. Minimal spice plays in the background.

  28. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In sum, a very harmonious whisky. I do not really like port and smoke, but it fits.
    Blindtasting
    • Nose
      In the nose next peat immediately vinous aromas, berries and a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet in the mouth, slightly sourish fruitiness, peat.
    • Finish
      The finish is nutty, vinous, bittersweet with beautiful smoke.

  29. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  30. talyn256 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I’m a big fan of this style of whisky – it’s raw and punchy and full of the aromas of the outdoors.
    • Nose
      Redcurrants, Easter egg chocolate, dirty puddles, leaf litter, engine grease, bonfire smoke, and nicotine.
    • Taste
      Tobacco and maple syrup. A smoky serving of spices: cinnamon, clove, white pepper. An acidic red-wine edge to it – like a peppery Shiraz.
    • Finish
      Chewy, earthy peat that lasts and lasts.

  31. PierreFunck did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    https://scotchwhisky.com/whisky-reviews/new-whiskies/19190/batch-149/#19187

  32. LordBellamy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    with water: ohh, yes! Amazingly, despite its just four years, it does not decompose when added to water, but opens and reveals a wonderfully creamy vanilla, the initial tingling in the nose disappears. The peat gets light tar / Asphaltanklänge

    Conclusion: He can not match my discretion with the 2014 Port Cask, which I found more coherent. Nevertheless, here again a commendation to the distillery. Amazing how the malt presents after just 4 years in the barrel. Many young whiskys literally disintegrate when water is added or they get a metallic undertone. This here, however, opens, gets softer and gets to the peated strawberries still a nice vanilla flavor. I like it, but it's not a real cracker - 85 points
    • Nose
      Nose: peated strawberries, forest soil, creme brulee with lemon zest, herbs, some white pepper and subtle tingling alcohol, grassy undertones
    • Taste
      Taste: red fruit jelly (strawberries and red currant), then the heavy earthy smoke typical of Kilchoman, hardly any oak
    • Finish
      Finish: medium, also dominated by two notes, the erdiuge peat and red fruits, behind the back he is spicy with saddle leather, cigar box and pencil abrasion

  33. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  34. Gerhans scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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. 

  35. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  36. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  37. 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.

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