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Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
85.77/100
votes
85
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
6th Edition
Vintage
2007, 2008, 2011
Bottled
Spring 2018
Casktype
19 Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210701543
Added on
17 Apr 2018 12:28 pm by CortheFarmer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 82,01

35 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

290 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.77 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    5 years with Sherry sherry finish!
    • Nose
      strong and fruity peat, yellow fruits, lime
      peppery spices
    • Taste
      fruit on the macerated lemon, a little rotten even
      the peat is fresh and fat at the same time, a little on the Ardbeg and Laphroaig
      spices still in place and strong
      the discreet malt, the woody comes back leaving a feeling of old wood soaked!
    • Finish
      long enough, with peat omni present and cooked fruit, maderized, it's good and it lasts.

  2. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nicely selected casks. Deep oloroso notes, dried figs, prunes, and walnut brittle. Clean sweet smoke. Subtle spicy oakiness.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2018] Somehow I always struggle with malts distilled in rather small stills like Edradour - I never had an Edradour that really charmed my taste buds (maybe this is simply not my preferred style of whisky). Kilchoman runs comparable small stills and they produce a high quality spirit for sure but again I never found one of their releases truly great (but a lot of other connoisseurs do!)...

    ...and this fits into that row. It is a fine and obviously flawless whisky but it is simply not my style and it is hard to tell why. But if you like very sugary sweet and moderately peaty drams this one is certainly for you...
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers a young and fresh peaty profile with some minor sherry notes. It smells like a young whisky (indeed, it is a young whisky!) but somehow it lacks the power and boldness that can turn even an underaged dram into a star. The sherry and peat are not yet integrated finally and it seems as if they still fight each other for dominance (the peat clearly wins). Water increases the supremacy of the peat even more and it turns the nose into an one-dimensional affair.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is very sweet on mainly barley sugars with significant peaty notes and rather shy sherry-induced flavours. It is a little simple, actually two-dimensional only. It is not too bad and easy sippable but it lacks both different layers and some complexity to be above average (according to my taste buds). Some water turns both the taste and finish even sweeter and releases more bitter wooden notes - clearly I prefer the neat dram.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The dram arrives warming and coating in the mouth with a minor bitter-astringent feeling from the woods. The finish is long and adds some spices that pep up the sweet taste nicely. Again, not much sherry to detect beside the sugars and peat. The end is a little drying from bitter tannins.

  4. Kaleva scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Quite pleasant Kilchoman especially taking into account it’s a NAS release. Easy-going and quite balanced but really overpriced on my opinion.
    • Nose
      Fresh, winey, berries, vanilla, hint of cinnamon, lemon, oak
    • Taste
      Sweet, mild, buttery, vanilla fudge, oranges
    • Finish
      Medium-long, slightly smoky and nutty, malty

  5. darren918jp scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Consider it an expression of a work in progress and you won't be disappointed, unless you think you paid too much for your bottle.
    It would seem that the experiment is the float the cloying sweetness on a sea of briny peat, and while it makes it over a wave before crashing ashore, in my humble opinion, it needs more time on the wood.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Smoke comes thru first before the oloroso sweetness and burn.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Superficial sherry but solid Islay characteristics.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Lingering salty peat with a hint of sherry.

  6. darren918jp scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Consider it an expression of a work in progress and you won't be disappointed, unless you think you paid too much for your bottle.
    It would seem that the experiment is the float the cloying sweetness on a sea of briny peat, and while it makes it over a wave before crashing ashore, in my humble opinion, it needs more time on the wood.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Smoke comes thru first before the oloroso sweetness and burn.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Superficial sherry but solid Islay characteristics.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Lingering salty peat with a hint of sherry.

  7. Max70 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. YuraLM scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Sea salt, sea freshness, peat, smoke then white chocolate, red currant leaf, bitter orange, smoke malt
    • Taste
      Bitter orange, bitter medical herbs, peat, species, sugar dust, wine notes
    • Finish
      Peat, smoke, bitter orange, average-lasting, wine notes

  9. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fine dram. peaty, salty and a lot of sherry. the peat is really nice, salty and even some hints of bacon, that mingles nicley with the sherry, the finish is long and peaty. but still. I am missing something in this young Kilchomans. (WSZ18)

  10. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice oloroso maturing, but a bit thin at 46% ABV.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Peat, eucalyptus, sherry, citrus and forest fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peat, herbals, sherry, salted caramel, pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, spicy, smoky.

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