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Kilchoman 2012

Overall rating
86.72/100
votes
161
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
STR Cask Matured - Edition 2019
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2019
Casktype
STR Red Wine Casks
Number of bottles
14500
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
STR 30.04.19 19/56
Barcode
5060210702069
Added on
06 May 2019 8:40 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 91,50

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161 × member ratings

484 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2012

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.72 points

  1. 123Mike123 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I heard that not everyone likes this Kilchoman release and that some find the redwine influence a bit too much.

    I liked it a lot and the influence of the shaved cask is good but for me not too much in the direction of redwine.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    As part of a Kilchoman tasting led by Peter Wills, I had him in the glass once before, along with seven other Kilchomans. He came right to the end and, although there were a number of other drams in my glass before, he has had a very positive memory of me. I was curious how he would like me in an unprecedented tasting - how nice that in the end he even liked me a little better.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The aromas from the red wine barrel are directly present. If it were not for the typical Kilchoman smoke, you would not necessarily be able to identify him as a Rockside Farm child. Smoked bacon strips, cherry flavored chewing gum, grape juice, menthol. Bacon-wrapped dates. Through the smoke and bacon, the fruit notes are not sweet, but they give the nose only a pleasant fruity aroma. Scalloped wood, thyme, marjoram, coriander. Removes grease and chain oil.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Launches on the tongue with pleasant force, immediately dumps a dense cloud of peat smoke into the mouth. Sweet Amarena cherries, blackberry jelly, raspberry syrup. Slightly dry from coking logs. Leather and tobacco notes. Nutmeg, pepper, marjoram. Dark chocolate, espresso beans. The red wine pre-assignment ensures deep-dark, fruity notes, the STR treatment for a counterbalance to tartness and dryness. Fits together very well, fits like ass on bucket.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long and dry finish, in which the peat smoke again presses neatly on the tube, the fruits still not kleinbeigeben and finally show chocolate and toffee notes.

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Killed.By.Oak. Thou shalt not shave, toast and rechar unless you make bourbon. I hope this is not the way Kilchoman is going in the future.

  4. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    At the very beginning I thought "it's a pity red wine again, something new would not be bad", but the burned out barrels make the whole thing really very interesting, the strong oak influence is clear, but makes for me the whole thing more complex and exciting and the fruity sweetness The red wine is a nice contrast.
    • Nose
      A nice sweet raspberry as an overtone, in addition quite decent oak influence, which brings some dryness and spice, the smoke is not too present in the nose, a bit acid, vinous, greasy, yes really then quite dry overall, slightly malty, yes good wood, slightly scorched
      After the first sip of creamy, some vanilla comes to chocolate (bittersweet)
    • Taste
      oily, full-bodied, starts sweet, the smoke here is more intense, fruity, red wine, raspberry, cinnamon, then the oak beats, it is drier, the mouth is a bit misty, acid, intense, overall a nice mouthfeel, good to drink, the 50% hit it again to the point
    • Finish
      red fruity sweet on the palate, increasingly dry oak in the mouth, ashen smoke, pleasant and warming finish

  6. Gabor1973 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    amber look and tears only a little
    • Nose
      fat and bodied peat/smoke
      salt seawater coming through
    • Taste
      deep oily/peated taste.
    • Finish
      fairly easy (for this kind of whisky) finish but with quite a kick after a moment. Nice

  7. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Without water, it's too oaky, bitter, and barely felt the pleasent RW spices. 86/87.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Forest fruits, spicy oak, smoke, camphor and cut grass.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily. Citruses, forest fruit, dry wood, smoke and ash.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, dry, ashy, oaky.

  9. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Overall successful bottling.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoky, but rather reserved, in the background raspberries and ripe red fruits are noticeable. The smell is
      overall not very intense.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy, pleasant texture, the alcohol is well integrated and harmoniously reduced. The taste is again raspberries, vanilla and smoke accompany. Pleasantly sweet and rather tasty, rather than complex.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length, ashy finish with persistent fruitiness and sweetness. Dryness and oak are also clearly noticeable.

  10. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Peter Wills, one of the sons of the distillery founder, was in Cologne for a Kilchoman tasting - while ghosts and ghosts were celebrating Halloween outside, we were able to devote eight different bottlings to the distillery under the guidance of Wills.
    The STR together with a 10-year single Cask for the German market (15.01.09-23.09.19, 54.3%, 230 bottles) concluded the tasting.
    Full ripening in red wine barrels treated according to the "STR" procedure: Shaved, toasted, re-charred.
    Very full flavor, which shows even after six tasted whiskys still pronounced rich in flesh on the tongue.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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