Kilchoman 2012

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sauternes Cask Finish
Calculated age
05 years old
Sauternes Finish
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
SAU 02.10.18 18/96
Added on
26 Sep 2018 9:50 am by Tauti

Average value

€ 155.20

28 × in wishlist

200 × member ratings

523 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2012

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.20 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. Rom scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Sweet and vanilla nose, wet wood, iodine, almond and a note of plum. After dilution of the peach appears.
    Lively attack, fairly thick texture and very pleasant but who does not like swimming. The whole is dominated by peat, however we can feel hints of tangy fruit piercing the smoke.
    Long peaty finish, liquorice, reminiscent of wood fire.
    Very greedy dram.

  3. 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.

  4. martinseco scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Ficelli scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Haraldchen scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    This is simply the best I’ve ever tried of KILCHOMAN.

    It is absolutely stunning, very palatable.
    • Nose
      94 94
      So fruity ... wonderful.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Absolutely valuable.
    • Finish
      94 94
      I thought about raspberry ...

  7. thebonewolf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is quite nice. I’m surprised it was 50% as the nose is burnier than I’d expect for that at first, but that tones down shortly. I’d say this would lose a point if that persisted, or gain a point if it was never a part of it. The taste offers the least. It’s not bad, but is the weakest part. The finish is the strongest. I really like the earthy/dirty feel of it paired with the smoke.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, peaty smoke.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fruity smoke, bit salty, pepper, somewhat dry.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Big smoke, earthy. Long. Real nice.

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20 80

  9. toklian scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F20 B20

  10. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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


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