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Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
86.17/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
7th Edition
Vintage
2006-2009, 2011
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060210702076
Added on
15 Mar 2019 1:02 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 76,22

30 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

234 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.17 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The Oloroso barrels have left their mark. In the nose top, he is on my tongue and the finish a bit too tart - but that should be a matter of taste.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoked grapes, dried figs, leather. Sweetish meaty, BBQ sauce. A typical Kilchoman smoky note, which, however, clearly plays into the winter through the use of Oloroso sherry casks. Damp forest floor, mushrooms. Black Forest ham, herbal sud. Multi-layered, like an onion, another (flavor) layer gradually emerges.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong and very spicy smoke. With its 46% not too thin. Dry. Wild berries, blackberries, blackcurrants, raisins. Strongly malty. Dry oak, pepper, allspice, coriander. Machine oil, salt.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, dry, woody, dry to bitter. Fruit is still present, but does not fare against the harsh impression.

  2. angielondonct scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Kilchoman Loch Gorm
    2019 release
    Matured in oloroso sherry butts from the bodega Jose Miguel Martin. First time Loch Gorm will contain 12 and 13 year old casks
    50 PPM
    46%
    15.000 bottles
    .
    ▪️Nose: Starts with smoke, oak and bacon, followed by dried fruits, raisins, toffee, spice and citrus notes
    ▪️Palate: An explosion of flavours. Oiliness with chocolate, smoke, dried fruits, toffee and honey
    ▪️Finish: Oily and rich. Intense smoke with chocolate and fruits
    ▪️ I will happily give this whisky 94/100 because it’s delicate and rich and it leaves an oily mouthfeel with a nice smokiness. The smokiness never overpowers the rest of the flavours though.
    I did enjoy it more without water.
    ✔️✔️✔️ Recommended
    • Nose
      Nose: Starts with smoke, oak and bacon, followed by dried fruits, raisins, toffee, spice and citrus notes
    • Taste
      Palate: An explosion of flavours. Oiliness with chocolate, smoke, dried fruits, toffee and honey
    • Finish
      Finish: Oily and rich. Intense smoke with chocolate and fruits

  3. HW74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Somewhat milder and rounder than the 2018er. I'm still not sure which one I like better ....
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. coldsun scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Comes with strong oloroso (dry sherry), nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, nuts, iodized stripes. But taste watery, winy with tiny notes of dried fruits, prunes, peaty smoke.

  5. Dagobert scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry, smoke, light medical, raw ham (Schwarzwalde)
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoke, mint
    • Finish
      82 82
      Woody, slightly oily, medium long

  6. Iron133 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. face scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Ivynor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Peaty nose, a little medicinal, not very sherry.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Gourmand mouth, well peated, rather thick, oily, on oily fish, iodine. Caramel notes. Very pleasant.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Final peat and medicinal, always quite fat. Good length. Simple but effective.

  9. dramspotter scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Having tried 2 earlier editions of Loch Gorm this is miles better. Either I have become more acclimatised to Kilchoman or the further maturation now afforded by the combination of butts has erased the worse excesses of the past (or a combination of both factors). I think it is a bit overdone in the end, so I think the Sanaig is slightly the better whisky, but that is a personal preference.
    • Nose
      sharp, yes Oloroso in spades but that dry assailing Oloroso along with marmite
    • Taste
      quite soft, but with a char/carbon bite to it, bitterness emerging going into the finish
    • Finish
      medium->long; tarry and meaty

  10. christoph_f scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very successful sherry barrel Islay. Whether everyone wants to spend about 70 euros and more for a whisky from 13 to 8 year old barrels I can not say, for me as a Kilchoman friend a must.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Beautiful sherry barrel typical dark fruits in the foreground, besides salty decent smoke, goes in the direction of ham. In the course and especially with the second nose then also citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      90 90
      First sweetness that changes quickly towards caramel, accompanied by salt and spice. The smoke is clear but not intrusive and fills in the course along with the wort pretty mouth. Stay together with the salt in the corner of ham
    • Finish
      84 84
      In the finish dark chocolate and salt and of course the smoke continues. The combination with the chocolate gives me associations with coffee and espresso. The smoke remains for a while, but overall the finish could be a bit longer. Will probably be the age.

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