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Kilchoman 2012

Overall rating
86.10/100
votes
162
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sauternes Cask Finish
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
05 years old
Casktype
Sauternes Finish
Number of bottles
10000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
SAU 02.10.18 18/96
Barcode
5060210701765
Added on
26 Sep 2018 9:50 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 101.53

23 × in wishlist

162 × member ratings

438 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2012

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.10 points

  1. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Kilchoman was a distillery that for me personally was always somewhat overshadowed by the established Islay distilleries, and wrongly so. What they create at a young age is really amazing. You are looking forward to the future!

    All in all, a beautiful straight whisky that is not difficult to lay on the chest with complexity, but knows how to impress with its pliability.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very nice Islay smoke parallel to Laphi, of course not as intense :)
      Behind it is a sweet brightness that reminds me of chewing gum (Wrigley's Juicy Fruit).
      You can smell the sauterenes finish with hints of menthol.
    • Taste
      86 86
      He starts sweetly and tickles the tongue with the alcohol, which is very well integrated. The smoke is beautiful in harmony with the light fruits. Mirabelle and peach with honey. Very light spiciness from the oak. I like it!
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length finish with sweet smoke.
      Saliva flow is stimulated again with mandarins.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    Tasted at Tunsberg Whisky Festival 2019.
    Have considered getting this as I've had a couple of Sauternes matured whiskies that have been very good. like the BenRiach 15YO.
    However, here the combination of Sauternes and peat are more of a clash than a match to me.
    Happy to have tried it, so I can strike it off my wish list.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The nose is interesting.
      Clear influence by the wine casks, it smells of Sauternes.
      White fruits, mellon, grapes.
      Underneath is a carpet of peaty smoke and light saltyness.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Nice rich mouthfeel.
      Arrives with Sauternes, fruity sweetness.
      Quickly followed by smoke, peat, salt. All much more dominant than on the nose.
      To me this combination doesn't work too well.
      Rather than melting into an interesting combination they seem to stay seperate and compete for attention.
    • Finish
      76 76
      A medium lenght finish where there is some fruit, but a rather pale and muted peat wins this battle of tastes in the very end.

  3. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    If it doesn't get to its predecessor, it is probably also because this one is not 100% matured, but "only" finished.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. HrvojeV scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky. Definitely the best Sauternes Cask Finish I ever tried.

  6. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Very fresh, excellent whisky.

  7. borniebg scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    N: Smoke, Salt, Grapes, Melon, Tobacco, Ash
    P: White fruits, ash, salyt, pepper
    F: medium, ash
    Nice complex! Not only peat!

  8. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Varrek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Very young, but smoke not so rough as I expected. Pretty sweet and ashy, a bit salty finish. Nose fruity and light, that is the plus of wine finish

  10. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21)
    Not bad for his age ... amazingly hidden degree (84.5)
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, paper ... salt and tobacco ash ... light malt notes (21)
    • Taste
      Fruit, Salt, Ashes (21.5)
    • Finish
      Finished salty, ashes and iodine ... a bit of berries, raisins (21)

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