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Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
86.01/100
votes
198
Whiskybase ID
WB127644
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2019 Edition
Vintage
2006-2009, 2011
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LG 26.03.19 19/32
Barcode
5060210702076
Added on
15 mar 2019 1:02 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 110.09

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.01 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. TsiAI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Viewing Eyes: dark gold

    Smell Nose: soft smoked, raw bacon, lightly salted, a little black pepper juice, oak, solid wood furniture, cherry jam, strawberry jam, strawberry ice cream, ripe red berries, weak pink pepper, chiffon cake blank , Very very fresh raspberry cream cake (I want to eat! Right now!). Dried fruit, pistachios, a little peanuts, a hint of soy sauce, the expression of Shirley barrel is restrained and wonderful, and there is no alcohol stimulation at all.

    Taste Palate: Ridos smoked sausage, KFC barbecue sauce, sweet and sour cherries, cooked black cloth plum, bubbles and slight bitterness brought by soda water. Hay, 75% black clever, dried figs in a flash, oak, black pepper, bacon, tongue slightly tingling, almost no alcohol stimulation. The smoke is very soft, showing a more gaseous state, and the light smoke has been floating in the mouth.

    Finishing Finish: Long, canned syrup, Huiyuan orange juice, brown sugar buns, smoked bacon, light meaty flavor, sweet soy sauce, dried stubble wood, mango juice

    Body: Medium to light, light oily and waxy, a little tannin, bitter bottom

    Nose: 90/100

    Palate: 90/100

    Finish: 86/100

    Body: 87/100

    Overall: 89/100

    Overall: Wonderful, especially smelling. If the wine is thicker and thicker, it feels a bit like Shanghainese thick red sauce. I want bacon and fruit mousse! Drink more, drink more, and the idea of "tonning" down is real and strong.

  4. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Highlander65 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Color: amber
    Good, tough, but also amiably sweet and pimp
    • Nose
      Mmmm ... smell of peat and sherry! Smoked bacon fried in a pan and shaded with cognac, scented smoke with essences, a little raisins, trifle, cigarette smoke, cherries in alcohol
    • Taste
      In the mouth ash, barbecue sauce, smoked blackberries and raspberries, mon chéri, there is also a slight balsamic note, a little burnt gum and licorice
    • Finish
      Long, ashy, sweet finish with a final citrus note.

  6. KB201 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Matured in Oloroso Sherry Butts.

    Dangerously tasty, smoke is well integrated.
    • Nose
      Smoke, smoked ham, citrus fruits, oak notes, spicy, fruity with grapes, some sherry, some campfire, light herbs.
    • Taste
      Smoky and spicy, oak, some sherry, fruity, nuts, later becoming campfire and oily soft.
    • Finish
      Smoky, spicy oak, ashy, nutty, sherry, long lasting and soft as well as very round.

  7. Roley scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  8. glen efze scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    While today a new distillery is being planned every day and every second one is to be built on Islay, Kilchoman 2005 was the first new distillery on Islay for 124 years. Accordingly, the whiskys are now more mature and older. Loch Gorm is the Sherry Edition, here from the Oloroso Butt. The 2019 edition contains whiskys from 2006-2009 and 2011. And of course it is heavily peated. The natural color clearly shows the sherry influence and is copper-colored.

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    • Nose
      The sherry is present in the nosing and combines well with the strong, maritime Islay smoke. Behind the smoke are the ripe fruits, peach and apricot, but above all smoke. The smoke has mainly ashy aromas and a nice, warm note of wood.
    • Taste
      Kilchoman is a beautiful Islay whisky. At Loch Gorm, the beautiful, red-fruity aromas come together with the sherry. The whisky has now matured well and has sweetness, depth and fruit compote with smoking wood. The smoke is not only ashy, it also has more musty aromas in the maritime world. The sherry makes the whisky warm and deep, but it is also dry and aromatic.
    • Finish
      Even with 46% vol. the whisky is strong and round. The smoke is clear and stays in the mouth. The finish is dry with aromatic wood and clear smoke.

      A great whisky from the Isle of Islay, which has now established itself as an independent brand and can now offer well-matured whiskys with a usable age. Loch Gorm is a really good Kilchoman with sherry maturation.

  9. Kraddell scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Pour is clear, golden amber. Scent is peat, strong and intense, yet refined. Taste is full, peat, booze, works quite well ! elegant, dry, intense, mild nuttyness. Full finish. meaty. Peat is blended in very nicely, Oloroso is expressed trough a certain dryness and a whiff of nuttyness by it's oxidative character. Appreciate it a lot more than the same bottle 1 year earlier, I must be opening up to peat, as I really, passionately hate it's usage in beer-aged-on-peated-whisky-barrel. Whiskys themselves, though, seem to work better with it to me. This one being the best yet for me (in my limited experience )

  10. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The Loch Gorm 2019 is not stingy with its smoky character side. You get decent tobacco products. Very nice part. I really like the smoke and sherry combo. A malt for not every day and not every occasion. A little "smoke" bold, which is particularly strong in terms of taste.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Light amber shimmers in the glass. Loch Gorm immediately begins with a very powerful smoke attack. Charcoal fire with smoked aromas and grilled food pickled in BBQ sauce. You immediately feel as if you are having an outdoor barbecue. In the smoke, however, sweet notes can also be clearly smelled, which form a nice transition to the dark berry fruit components in the smell. Over time, the smoke changes, becomes more spicy, herbs and juniper leaves have been thrown into the fire. The fruits change from berries more towards dried figs, dates and plums. With a few drops of water it becomes sweeter and even something like a soft vanilla comes out. However, the smoke remains dominant.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Immediately a voluminous start with heavy smoke in the luggage. Despite the only 46% alcohol content, the little smoking dwarf gives a lot of gas in the mouth. A lot of ashy smoke right at the beginning with a lot of herbal influence in the taste. Slightly astringent. The sweetie says hello briefly after starting and then disappears again to make way for the kitchen herbs, such as oregano and marjoram. In addition, a nice light ginger seasoning. The fruit from the nose is discreetly in the background.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The ashes from the campfire can be enjoyed for a long time, together with the herbs that still give off their aromas in the outgoing fire. Lies nice and warm in the throat. At the end, a tart tobacco note with the combination of dark, dried berries crystallizes out.

  11. martinseco scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. Ficelli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Ocko_tom_Brook scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    We wrestled with each other and fought for our mutual affection - but it shouldn't be. We both don't go together.
    • Nose
      81 81
      It makes a distinctly smoky, slightly malty-sweet and increasingly medicinally pungent impression on me, like ether. Dry sherry notes are noticeable to me, but not dominant. The smoky and the medical predominate with me. I'm divided - not uninteresting, but not really mine either.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Smoke, charred wood, burnt rubber - no, despite several attempts, we will no longer be friends in this life. Even if there is an underlying sweetness and a pinch of salt. The first impressions persist - a shame.
    • Finish
      77 77
      The taste remains; In addition to the burnt rubber, there is a sharpness on the tip of the tongue and the side edges that doesn't make it more pleasant to me.

  14. amahl scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Nose: Campfire smoke, clean like when burning dry wood. Toffee, dates and raisins, plums, strawberry jam. Lovely campfire and sherry notes. After a few minutes in the glass more sweet woody notes, very rich.

    Palate: Dry wood, slightly sour, clean smoke, leathery, salty, licorice and raisins.

    Finish: Spicy, bitter wood, ashy and a touch of BBQ sauce.

    Overall: The nose is the best part here, it’s really great. Taste doesn’t quite live up to it even though it’s good.

  15. DistiLesha scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    N:23 T:19 F:21 B: 21
    • Nose
      Malt, smoky, dried fruits, raisins
    • Taste
      Bittersweet, smoky, raisin-astringent
    • Finish
      phenolic-woody, tart

  16. Dyno scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    great sherried-peatbomb or a peated-sherrybomb, whatever floats your boat

    "a leaking plastic jerrycan that contains diesel sitting on the wooden floor of an old & dusty attic"
    • Nose
      seaweeds for starters evolving in a real nice & dirty nose
      disinfectant, band-aids, peat covered with sherry resulting in a bacon'y diesel kind of deep strong scent
    • Taste
      heavy flavours, peaty, bit of sour, woody, full & sweet
      strong on 'dirtiness'
    • Finish
      nice & long, peaty - d'uhuh, little bitter, some more dirty'ness

  17. Svjatogor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    n: smoke, sherry, citrus, sea
    t: dry, old wood
    a: long taste, chocolate, pepper

  18. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  19. pixelatedpix scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A pleasant & enjoyable Kilchoman that I would never turn down! The cask influence is nice but not overpowering, and I loved the nose. For whatever reason, it didn't quite live up to the nose for me.
    • Nose
      86 86
      baking spices, slightly woodsy, old leather, cherry
    • Taste
      82 82
      more tannic than I expected initially, slightly bitter smoky note, dried cherry and a touch of salinity.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Chewy, woody dry finish with lingering notes of baking spices, a hint of salt. The smoke really comes out for me in the finish.

  20. spnimcco scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pure sherry barrels harmonize with each other, smoky and slightly bitter

  21. PeatyGonzales scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    Nose:
    Pleasantly soft and mild, not too intrusive smoke. Sweet pineapple and oranges. Marzipan potatoes and cinnamon stars. Woody, but not musty. Elegant and not very alcoholic.

    Taste:
    Gentle start, only slightly alcoholic. Just sweet and reserved. Then comes the smoke and a little more alcohol, followed by the aromas promised to the nose. All at once and therefore quite complex.

    Outlet:
    Sweet and salty at the same time, followed by smoke and wood. The latter remains so long that you would prefer to miss your teeth brushing - enjoyed in the late evening.

    Conclusion:
    Loch Gorm is the milder, more elegant and more mature version of the Sanaig. Its 46% fit perfectly. And I still find the current P / L ratio appropriate.

  22. ErrHaBe did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The sherry cask is very subtle and overlaid by ash and spices. For my palate the fruit is completely gone. If you compare it to the 15 Bowmore ("Darkest"), it has to go to the back of the line.
    • Nose
      Iodine smoke (cold campfire with seaweed on the beach), a certain salty note. Laphroaig style. Accompanied by sour light fruits (gooseberry, mirabelle). A slight ginger pungency. A bit of sherry (plum) is also noticeable, maybe some cherry later. This is not so much in the glass, but when you take a sniff at the bottle opening.
    • Taste
      Slight alcohol. The taste is ashy, herbal-salty. Dark aromas. Some hoppy bitterness (ale?), overall rather dry and spicy than fruity.
    • Finish
      Warming and relatively long, ashy and dry (Fino?). At the back, the barrel comes out with a slight bitterness.

  23. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    very tasty and complex, smoke is well integrated, very balanced, very tasty, wonderful malt
    • Nose
      Smoke, smoked ham, citrus fruits, oak notes, spicy, fruity with grapes, some sherry, some campfire, light herbs
    • Taste
      smoky and spicy, oak, a little sherry, slightly fruity, a bit leathery, nuts come very slightly in the background, later then campfire and becoming oily soft
    • Finish
      slightly smoky, spicy oak, somewhat ashy, slightly nutty, hint of sherry, long-lasting and soft as well as very round

  24. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  26. HrvojeV scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Perfect combination of peat and sweetness. Strong maritime influence. Slightly less impressive then 2016 or 2018.

  27. HW74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A bit milder and rounder than the 2018. I'm not sure which one I like better ...
    Edit 20191120: yesterday again tasted 2019. The bottling from 2018 clearly has more to offer.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  28. coldsun scored this whisky 85 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.

  29. Dagobert scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Iron133 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  31. face scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very dark sherry comes to interfere in the nose, and marries dangerously with a very mineral and vegetal peat. It's almost meaty, with smoked ham, tar, tire, stone, spices, and of course red fruits, raspberries, currants, blackcurrants. A few hints of the tide bring us fish and pebbles. On the palate, pomegranate, leather, elastic, it's quite robust, with the marine side of the peat that structures everything. Spices galore. It's a little too sweet on the finish, but it's quite long on the other hand, the sherry stands out, with caramel, charcoal and earth.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/05/kilchoman-loch-gorm-2019-edition-46.html
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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