Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
SAN 29.01.2018 18/7
Added on
31 May 2018 2:41 pm by hylla

Average value

€ 65,16

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Sanaig

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.03 points

  1. holborndrinker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Smells wonderful, tastes a little less exciting, but a good dram nonetheless.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Lapsang tea - smell it from some feet away.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Some fruity notes, but quite blunt tasting - it seems to stop rather than get going.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Surprisingly short

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    A young, intense and very neat malt;
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      aromatic smoke, fruity (citrus and dark fruits), sherry;
    • Taste
      powerfully fruity onset; aromatic smoke, dark fruit, sherry, sweetness, caramel, still young;
    • Finish
      medium length, fruity and smoky; Resonance: smoke, peppery spice!

  3. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    The sherry is a bit too weak for me personally. Overall, but solid. However, I would not buy a bottle of it.
    • Nose
      Smoke; maritime (iodine); light fruit / citrus note
    • Taste
      Smoke; Sweet; a slight moisture comes; looks altogether mild and round; remains maritime character; Spices are added
    • Finish
      Smoke and spices; very slightly dry and very little fruit

  4. dhillworth scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Amazing how the sherry slowly transforms into smoke
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Opeth83 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, sherry adds maturity to this dram. Better value then the Machir bay.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Max70 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not so noticeable, IMO, for nose and taste, but the spicy final with a good persistence give a very nice relax sensation.....
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: young, herbal, farmy peat (less maritime than in, say, Laphroaig or Lagavulin), tamed by leathery, syrup-y modern sherry aromas. Manure and cherry cough drops; you get the idea. Similar in style to the Laphraoig Three Wood, though with less of an in-your-face approach. Water doesn't necessarily improve the nose; instead, the sherry recedes and more (young-ish) peat aromas rise up.

    Taste: well-behaved and sweet, yet characterful. A good compromise between the stormy, peated and the rounded, sherried aspects. Caramel and sea salt. Good mouthfeel: viscous and silky. Gets rather saccharine with water. PX casks involved?

    Finish: on the long side, obviously, given the peated barley and the ABV. Herbal honey, cough drops, red liquorice. Very nice.

    I was skeptical at first, but this won me over eventually. The young age is not too apparent, and the sweet sherry influence works well with the savory elements. Mouthwatering stuff!

  8. wisekycourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    young islay
    • Nose
      vanilla and lemony sweetness, unctuous peat
      spices also sweet enough
    • Taste
      sweet sensation, roundness of aromas, fruits are good on citrus fruits, but sensation also creamy!
      the peat is present, but amalgamated with the lemon, it is very sweet in the mouth
      there is also persistent freshness, with some wet grass
    • Finish
      medium, same aromas, especially lemon-peat!

  9. Reakwoon scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

  10. Adamos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    very good whiksy fomr Kilchoman portfolio, fruitty peat and smoke, 

    you can feel that it's a bit young and spicy, but still a very good product worth trying
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      71 71


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