Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2019 Edition
2006-2009, 2011
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
15 Mar 2019 1:02 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 80.58

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 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
    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 Junior

    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. PeatyGonzales scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. tangtang scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    very tasty and complex, smoke is well integrated, very balanced, very tasty, wonderful malt
    • Nose
      93 93
      Smoke, smoked ham, citrus, oak notes, spicy, fruity with grapes, some sherry, some campfire, light herbs
    • Taste
      93 93
      smoky, spicy, oak, a little sherry, slightly fruity, a little leathery, nuts appear very easily in the background, later campfires and becoming oily and soft
    • Finish
      92 92
      slightly smoky, spicy oak, somewhat ashy, slightly nutty, hints of sherry, long-lasting and soft and very round

  7. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. HrvojeV scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

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

  10. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Somewhat milder and rounder than the 2018er. I'm still not sure which one I like better ....
    Edit 20191120: yesterday again tasted the 2019. The bottling from 2018 clearly has more to offer.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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