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Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
86.03/100
votes
179
Whiskybase ID
WB111022
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2018 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
Bottle code
LG 04.04.18 18/31
Barcode
5060210701543
Added on
17 Apr 2018 12:16 pm by CortheFarmer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 91.20

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.03 points

  1. 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.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Looks younger and less sherry-heavy than the label (or trailer) should be. But that makes it very pleasant and tasty. Does not look overloaded in any way, but balanced and round.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Cool smoke with herbs and yellow apple. Crushed raisins, whole milk chocolate. Not as strong as a pure sherry cask filling.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Even on the tongue it shows very little of the Oloroso sherry casks, which I find very pleasant. Herbal smoke, hot tray, cocoa powder and a fine spice of marjoram and chervil.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long and now sherry-sweet finish. The herbs and spices have broken down, but the smoke has not, it is still clearly present.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. KB201 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    2018 Loch Gorm edition 15000 bottles. Made from 19 Oloroso Sherry Butts from 2007, 2008 and 2011.

    Dangerously tasty, all very harmonious and round.
    • Nose
      Sweet, smoke, fruity creamy sherry, spices, raisins.
    • Taste
      Sweet, ashy-smoky, dark dried fruit, sherry, spices, delicate oak, dry spice.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, sweet, dark fruity, sherry, raisins, slightly dry spice.

  7. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    quite a nice thing to taste at the BYOB Gouda, 20th may 2018
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  10. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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