Kilchoman 100% Islay

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 8th Edition
Calculated age
06 years old
23 Bourbon Barrels & 7 Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
100 28.08.18 18/73
Added on
14 Sep 2018 10:30 am by Ostfriese

Average value

€ 81.46

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129 × member ratings

292 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.55 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The nose is still very promising, he is on the tongue and the finish with his perfumed touch but rather getting used to. I would not want to speak of a false mark yet.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Spicy peat smoke with BBQ flavor, accompanied by lemon juice and pressed green grapes. Maybe something else pear. Wet straw - and after a while, a nice spice mixture peels out, a colorful mix, spice cupboard and nose in. Beautiful development in the nose from strong smoky-fruity to behaving smoky-spicy. Add nougat and marzipan.
    • Taste
      83 83
      It rolls over the tongue with sweet grapes and spices. Peat smoke spreads immediately throughout the mouth. Then a slightly perfumed note passes through, a bit as if you smell the freshly laundered laundry moving in the wind on the leash. The impression weakens, but returns with each new sip. Unusual. Getting used to. Next to that is honey and milk chocolate, with time a mild herbal mix
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium to short, only slightly smoky, slightly oily, residual fruit and recurring wash.

  2. christoph_f scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    One of my absolute favorite distilleries.
    Overall, I find this whisky very successful, as always, despite its young age.
    • Nose
      85 85
      First I get the citrus fruits in my nose. It is not only lemon, but also a hint of orange that comes to mind. Then nicely woven smoke, salt and vanilla. In the course I lose the orange again, but then light pear notes.
    • Taste
      80 80
      First of all nice sweetness, again citrus fruits and smoke that occupies the mouth. This is quickly accompanied by a strong salty taste and pepper. In combination with a light bitter note, then also herbs.
    • Finish
      78 78
      A decent finish for his age. Overall, however, rather medium long (or just medium short).
      Especially salt, smoke, ash, very mineral.

  3. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good all alround dram with apleasant medicinal peatiness aided by bourbon and sherry to make it quite full bodied.

    Tasted at a new scottish distillery tasting (winner was Lindores Abbey 21 month old bourbon cask sample that even pulverized this Kilchoman (b.2018) 100% Islay).
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  5. diamond2000 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, immediately malt, candy sweetness, marine shades and minerals, smoke and ash is in the background. A burnt piece of wood, damp earth, rotten autumn foliage. Creaminess, condensed milk, butterscotch, walnut, salt and minerality are enhanced.

    Taste: first spices: red pepper, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, sweet creamy caramel, dried fruits (prunes, apples, pears) and stewed fruit, walnut, salt, minerals, burnt wood, grilled meat.

    Finish: longer than average, mainly repetition of taste, minerals, salt crystals on the tongue, dried fruit compote, burnt meat, ash, wood, spices and bitter zest, compared to taste, sweets are much less.

    Rating: 87

    Bottom line: classy Kilkhoman, as always, despite their young age, they managed to make a very complex and multifaceted malt! Sweet-mineral-salty, peat and phenols go completely on the background, I probably like this style more with them, with a fumigation of 20 PPM than the main line.

  6. coldsun scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Flowers, phenolic, dried fruits, prunes, wood. Light peaty smoke, citruses, sherry. Has deep citric spicy cut.

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. sakis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A very neat malt!
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      pleasant smoke, caramel, fudge, sweetness, fruits, sherry, spice, voluminous;
    • Taste
      powerful, fruity (apples, peaches), sweet, creamy, caramel, vanilla, over it fine woody smoke;
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet, fruity; in the end spicy and ashen;

  10. Kaleva scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Young, simple, sweet, rather heavily peated. Nothing special I would say - no reason to run to the shop for a bottle.
    • Nose
      Smoky, fresh, pear, lemon, rubber, vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweet, gingery, smoky, minerally
    • Finish
      Medium-long, smoky, ashy, sweet, quickly getting dry


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