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Overall rating
86.14/100
votes
86
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
30 ex-Bourbon barrels+3 Oloroso Sherry butts
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
V10 23.09.19 19/166
Barcode
5060210702427
Added on
18 Sep 2019 9:38 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 79.63

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86 × member ratings

338 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2010

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.14 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    * peaty and mineral, a little salty,
    salted caramel, some dry wood
    algae well wetted by the ebb of the tide
    citrus, lemon and a touch of vanilla
    mouth:
    strong spices, slightly meaty peat, tar at that time, a little bitterness that arises, it looks young on the palate, there is pear brandy, and a little cocoa
    final:
    peppery, woody, peaty and smoky, citrus fruit, rather short finish.

  2. Mike King scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Very easy to drink. Dangerously tasty. At first wonderfully soft and mild in the mouth, then getting stronger, then comes the oak, great complex. In the finish with lemon, pear, dark chocolate, espresso and smoke. Brilliant. Drinks as light as apple spritzer.

  3. Highlander65 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The oldest product of the distillery (9yo), the fruit of 45 barrels (42 ex Bourbon and 3 ex Oloroso sherry for a total of 15,000 bottles) with a peat content of 50 ppm.
    Very good, original and full of contrasts: sweet and salty, smoke and cereals.
    • Nose
      On the nose initially a lot of good peat, robust and not very smoky, which then fades and a surprising icing sugar appears and after a while some good bread
    • Taste
      On the palate excellent ash peat, a little lemon, sea salt. With water it softens and contrasts become less evident. Better without water.
    • Finish
      Long finish, ashtray, a slight balsamic note (mint)

  4. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. wildhairyhaggis scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Light, pleasant, typical Islay notes - but not intense - peaty, salty, greasy
    • Taste
      82 82
      Salt, slightly oily, smoke, fine pepper notes, heather
    • Finish
      80 80
      pleasantly warm, dry, remains medium-long on the palate

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Rather mild and fresh, light sweetness, very balanced and round, light citrus fruits, fresh hay, subtle smoke. Not that bad.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Wow, more intensity than expected. Heavy smoke stays longer than the nose expected. Slight sweetness and nice round, but not too mild.
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Menko scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What a geat little distillery this is. The 100% Islay, Coull point and this 2010 are of such high quality, it makes me wonder why I even bother to buy anything else.
    This 2010 has a promising nose. It's warming, well balanced, powerfull and oily and at the same time easy to drink, peated (obviously), a bit sweet (not overdone) and very, very enjoyable.

  9. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Elegantly matured Kilchoman with rather reserved smoke aromas, but the ex-bourbon ripening aromatic in the foreground.
    • Nose
      Lemony, fruity, fresh. Honey and vanilla. Clear ripening of bourbon. Fresh aromatic oak. Floral hints of heather and lilac.
    • Taste
      Strong on the tongue. Slightly peppery tingling of the oak. Elegant, dry smoke. A lot of caramel.
    • Finish
      Clean, classic smoky. Is slowly becoming drier.

  10. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

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