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Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
85.98/100
votes
140
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

€ 84.21

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140 × member ratings

408 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.98 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. 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.

  3. 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

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. whiskytornado scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. wembleytor scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Peat obvious on the nose. It's a sherry cask, but you'd be hard pressed to tell from the flavour. A fairly ordinary moderately peaty Islay.

  7. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I am convinced that they make one of the most delicious peat whiskys, it is young, fresh, but very tasty, excellent balance of peat, sea, sweet fruits.
    • Nose
      Thick enough, creamy, even a little greasy, complex. First, a mineral sweet smell, peanut butter, dried fish, something burnt, smoked, smoking coals, even ashes, sweet iodine. Later it becomes some more mineral, coal.
    • Taste
      An excellent balance of strength and saturation, oily, slightly burning, a lot of smoke, smoked sweetness, sea salt, mineral.
    • Finish
      Long enough, leaves a smack of metal, wood mustard and coal.

  8. HrvojeV scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Perfect combination of peat and sweetness. Strong maritime influence. Same opinion as for 2016.

  9. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    "Loch Gorm" or smoke meets sherry. Unfortunately, no age, but this sample was taken from a 2018 bottling.
    • Nose
      87 87
      First of all, surprisingly, you hardly notice a smoky note, rather the scent of mushrooms. The second time you smell subtle sherry with a delicate smoky note behind. With a little water, the smoke becomes clearer and a berry, nutty component is added. Shortbread! A very complex and pleasant mix of flavors.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very fine smoke paired with a great fruit and a pleasant sweetness. Red currant, cherry, honey, caramel, nougat. Like it a lot!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-length finish with soft smoke on the palate and a beautiful fruit component make the dram an experience.

  10. Bam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Quite barrel-heavy bottling, but without many sherry flavors.
    • Nose
      Nice smoky note after a campfire with some quartz and ash. Immediately strong, dark oak aromas, with black coffee and strong spices. Behind the smoke and oak there is a nice fruit note, I find grilled peach and pear, as well as some raisins.
    • Taste
      Medium onset, silky / oily mouthfeel. Peach and raisins make the start, along with caramel. Then comes some fresh herbs, mint and lavender. The smoke is only slowly emerging
    • Finish
      Medium-length, strong smoke interwoven with a fresh mint note, and strong ginger. Lots of oak with espresso and milk chocolate.

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