Kilchoman Sanaig

Overall rating
83.45/100
votes
145
Whiskybase ID
WB113101
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
29.01.2018
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
SAN 29.01.2018 18/7
Barcode
5060210700607
Added on
31 may 2018 2:41 pm by hylla
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 54.63

4 × in wishlist

145 × member ratings

336 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kilchoman Sanaig

21 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.45 points.

  1. MrDvorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 84pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is quite closed and opens with beautiful notes of sherried rubber, maritime nuances and burnt wood.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is little bit harsh with nice sourness and notes of grilled meat, chemicals and assorted dried fruits.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is medium lenght and has strong chemical profile along with prunes, dried apricots and sour chocolate.

  2. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind. Well balanced sherry and peat, fine leathers, caramelized bacon, burnt herbs, and dark chocolate till a very long finish...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Odinson scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
      IT: 85
      B: 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-28-2020.

  6. Likudi scored this whisky 69 points Shoplink Moderator

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      68 68

  7. deanliu scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Smell: Cocoa beans, smoked.
    Taste: The entrance is a bit like bowmore's small batch, but it is not so punchy, there is some peat smell, a little bitter, no alcohol impact, and it is very soft.
    Aftertaste: Very good, sweet, sweet and comfortable, with a slight peat and full of fruity aroma, it is still soft, sweet and long aftertaste.

  8. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    blind tasted on 04-15-2020.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    It opens slowly, very chemical, with the aroma of rubber, burnt bread, sherry notes and the sea, a harsh taste with sourness with nuances of barbecue, rubber, chemistry and fruit, a chemical smoky finish, medium length with tones of licorice.
    Very aggressive, even chemical, but does not reach the "nasty joys" from Lafroig or Ardbeg.

    RATING: 84pts - [n21, t21, f21, b21] → | 83-85: Decent |

  10. martin_the_collector scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Very good value for money. You get a lot of whisky for your money
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. agejellema@gmail.com scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Lovely whisky, a bit better then Machir bay. Light sherry, powerful, light spicy, maritime, sandy?, Nice smooth finish.

  12. g00se scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Recommended and I have to say, was quite interesting to try. But that's me too much BBQ sauce flavor. I do not like it that way.

    Tried in the black cat, Edinburgh

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    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

  16. dhillworth scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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!

  20. wisekyofcourse 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!

  21. LordIslay scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

  22. 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

  23. Adamos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    i enjoyed it
    • Nose
      sherry influance, somke, roasted nuts, some spices
    • Taste
      lot of fruits, smoke, sponge cake, a bit of potin in the background
    • Finish
      spicy in the end, 

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