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Kilchoman 2012

Overall rating
87.04/100
votes
79
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
STR Cask Matured
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2019
Casktype
STR Cask Matured
Number of bottles
14500
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
STR 30.04.19 19/56
Barcode
5060210702069
Added on
06 May 2019 8:00 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 89,65

35 × in wishlist

79 × member ratings

291 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2012

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.04 points

  1. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Some cowshed near a spruce forest. Peat is really subtle and cask did not take over. A fruity sweetness and some nuts are there, too.
    Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/07/11/kilchoman-2012-str-cask-matured/

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    STR
    This brand new Kilchoman matured on STR casks. STR is short for ‘shaved, toasted, re-charred’, so that gives you an idea what happened to the casks. After 7 years of maturation no less than 14.500 bottles were released, the whisky cut to 50%. One bottle will set you back between 75 and 100 EUR, depending on where you shop. Seems expensive, but typical Kilchoman.

    The nose is a bit atypical for Kilchoman, I’d say. Next to some red fruit, a hnit of banana, vanilla and caramel, I also get a cold barbecue (the next day), something metallic, something salty (way in the back) and some bakery spices. After a while it becomes somewhat umami with a drop of balsamic. Roast beef! Atypical, I’ve said it already.

    It is oily, sweet and soft upon arrival, but quickly the peat kicks in. It becomes quite cheeky with a big smokiness, molded wood, wine vinegar and sea salt. The metallic note I had on the nose, lingers on the palate as well.

    The finish is rather short and returns to sweetness.

    Quite an interesting Kilchoman, sure, but not a top dram in my book. Feels like it does not really know where it is going. Thanks, Manny!

  3. dramspotter scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    no, this is not a success for me; there are some interesting elements but there is too much detracting from a great experience for me. There may be some audience clamouring for this but this is an experiment that detracts from the Kilchoman experience rather than enhances or provides a pleasant alternative
    • Nose
      pungent Loch Gorm-style hit; sharp balsamic and meaty
    • Taste
      aggressive in the mouth; yes there is a softer
    • Finish
      medium; leaves a metallic buzz

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like the nose, especially if you give her a little bit of time.

    In the mouth you get a typical Kilchoman, something impetuous and too rough for me; "unbridled" flavors ...
    • Nose
      88 88
      Cold ashes, red fruits, a hint of sweetness, salt, spices for baking, the alcohol is restrained, overall very harmonious ...

      A deep pull with the nose brings a very complex note reminiscent of an older sherry whisky.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In the mouth, the peat dominates, it remains a sweetness, due to the young age lacks a bit of complexity, which I find typical of a Kilchoman,
    • Finish
      84 84
      Rather short, with a lasting taste of cold campfire on the tongue.

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Deloti scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

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