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Kilchoman 2006

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask Release
Vintage
22.11.2006
Bottled
24.2.2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon
Casknumber
329/2006
Number of bottles
226
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Nation of Scots
Added on
07 Jul 2018 5:00 pm by etaoin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110,00

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7 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2006

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2018] Oops, no one rated this bottling even one and a half year after its release - hey, what is wrong? Finally, Kilchoman acquired adulthood (in whisky terms ten years and above) and while I was not a fan of the under-aged Kilchoman releases (despite they were not bad at all) I wonder if this will change with this adult one...

    ...and it is the best Kilchoman I had so far what promises a lot for the older bottlings yet to come! The neat dram is very Lagavulin-alike but after some reduction it offers a fine and delicious distinct Kilchoman style (Traditional Scotch) that I like. Kilchoman fans will adore this release, for sure...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers a profile that reminds me of some of the latest Lagavulin special releases (Feis Ile and Jazz Festival) which is a compliment. Actually, in a blind tasting I would have bet half of my a.. that this is a Lagavulin! Was this intentional or by incident? Finally, I do not care - this is a very clean distillate without any flaw or off-note and I like it... Some water turns the nose punchier but a further reduction releases some additional fine aromas - I like it both neat and reduced to about 40% abv.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is Lagavulin-ish too with a fine combo of bitter-peaty and sugary-sweet flavours but it lacks a little the complexity Lagavulin usually offers. Do not get me wrong, this is a very fine and enjoyable tasting profile but if you copy Lagavulin you have to accept to be measured by Lagavulin standards. I guess, Kilchoman fans will like this bottling very much - and I like it better than all Kilchoman releases I tried before. Water smoothes both the taste and finish and turns the dram more into a distinct Kilchoman profile what is good for additional two points in my score.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The whisky arrives a little hot and nicely coating in the mouth with a minor but enjoyable drying feeling from the tannins. The finish is long and adds more sweet barley sugary flavours that balance the rather bitter-peaty taste in a nice way. By the way, the finish is no longer a Lagavulin-alike but shows a distinct Kilchoman style even with the neat dram (what I like more)...

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    from a 2 cl sample
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

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