Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
7th Edition
2006-2009, 2011
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Mar 2019 1:02 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 75.13

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44 × member ratings

187 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 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. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. christoph_f scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    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.

  6. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very dark sherry interferes in the nose, and marries dangerously with a very mineral and vegetable peat. It's almost meaty, with smoked ham, tar, tire, stone, spices, and of course red berries, raspberries, currants, blackcurrants. Some tides of the tide bring us fish and pebbles. In the mouth, pomegranate, leather, elastic, it is quite robust, with the marine side of the peat that structure everything. It's a little too sweet in the final, but it is long though, the sherry comes out, with caramel.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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