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Kilchoman 2010

Overall rating
85.41/100
votes
181
Whiskybase ID
WB139026
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 19/116
Barcode
5060210702427
Added on
18 sep 2019 9:38 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 83.56

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2010

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.41 points

  1. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Blind Tasting Review: https://youtu.be/bSKibXwF234
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  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. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In the nose very promising, it is on the tongue only harsh, then almost bitter. Unfortunately a bit exhausting.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Camp fire smoke with submerged peat soil, smoked ham, heated metal. Smoked lemon slices, nutmeg, clove powder. Vanilla pudding. The nose alternates between greasy smoke, spice and fruit.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet-sour onset with hearty smoke, tart herbs, slices of lemon and bitter orange marmalade with pieces. Crème brûlée with burnt caramel layer. Malt, dry wood. The bitter herbs play in the bitter, that can not catch the lemon alone.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Relatively short finish, dry, smoky, bitter to bitter. If a little fruit should be left, it can not be seen behind the smoke.

  4. SAND scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Oily smoke, very old salty hessian ropes. Perhaps a bit one dimensional but oh, so lovely. (89p).
    TASTE: Medium youngish taste profile, lovely peat smoke and ash, a bit oily and ashy. Lots of liqorice. (86p).
    FINISH: Ash, white pepper, liqorice. Long. (87p).
    OVERALL: Lovely nose and finish. Total score 87 (88) points.

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    1520) Kilchoman, Vintage 2010, 9YO, Limited Edition
    • Nose
      N- Mineral, brine-y, vanilla custard comes with honey. Gentle scents of spiciness rounded up rather well without being obsessive. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Salted sweet, white fruits, boiled spices, ashy with crushed dried leaf, rather velvet spiciness developed over times. (85/19)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, refine peaty finishing lingers with good width and balanced of spicy/sweet. (86/20)

      B/B- 86/20

      Weighted Rate- 79pt. A rather disappointing V2009 for me, so this 2010, ok.

  6. wisekyofcourse 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.

  7. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Typical Kilchoman!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. molpet scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    My first encounter with Kilchoman. We are starting on the right foot here! Excellent, textbook bourbon notes (vanilla, honey, toffee, caramel, light fruits, citrus), thick/oily maritime/salty whisky, right ABV, no chill filtration, natural color. Minimal sherry influence, but it is there. And not to forget, an intense dirty smoke! An honest, well crafted whisky!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. AnotherWhiskyDram scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    very light yellow
    • Nose
      salt water, algae, glue
    • Taste
      salty, medical, sweet

      interesting in taste
    • Finish
      short-to-medium, extends taste, intensive, sweet at the same time.

  10. lucero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Kilchoman 2010 Vintage, 2019 Release, 48%.

    Sample consumed at home Nov 2021, with big thanks to Paul.

    A slightly 'faded' mid-tone yellow.

    Aroma is burnt banana pie, some apple sauce and burnt oat cake, medicinal peat, play doh and soft smoke. I'm getting quite a buttery impression from this one. Buttery celery or ghee. It’s just a bit on the buttery, plasticky side but not bad.

    Taste is salted smoked nuts, roasted salted red skin peanuts, good breathy smoke on the swallow along with some salt. In the middle there’s a hint of something almost lemon-like, and some light banana, and these flavours also follow through to the linger.

    Not the best Kilchoman I’ve tried, but decent enough and it grew on me. Enjoyable, although Kilchoman whiskies often impress more. 3.4/81

  12. MLE scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Matthias80 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smells like dry smoke at first. Then come honey, apple and, very lightly, some zest.
    • Taste
      The smoke again, of course. Vanilla, apple, raspberry. It warms you up nicely, but doesn't bite. Honey.
      All of this with a medium-strength body.
    • Finish
      Cinnamon, smoke, vanilla, zest, a bit sour. Lasts a long time, slight tingling notes.
      A very long and very beautiful finish.

  14. ehelkur scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      On the nose, a bit smoky and salty, but enveloped with fruits, such as lemon and citrus. There is honey and a bit of floral notes, vanilla and a hint of sherry character. It is a very nice nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the taste side, like on the nose, the citrus and the smoke stands out, it is mellow, and after a bit, the fruit sweetness outstands, with baked peaches mixed with melons and dried fruits. The whole is surrounded by a nice peaty smoke. In fact, all the flavors are well balanced, including the spiciness, and are nicely integrated.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is lingering, spicy, smoky and with a hint of brin.

  15. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice expression, Pretty smooth, a lot of caramel popcorn in the nose, where more licorice in taste. Nice sparkle, not to heavy on alcohol (which is quite logical seen the Abv). Pleasant.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very smooth, sweet, citrus, more sweet smoke, skai, some rubber. Ripe apples. Smoked caramel, caramel popcorn.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Som sal ammoniac initially, licorice, sweet smoke, sparkling, thick structure. Some citrus fruity elements as well.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still sparkling, licorice, sweet smoke, some asy bitterness now, orange. Middle long, wood smoke lingers quite some time.

  16. Wolf68 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Ficelli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  18. ErrHaBe did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Although only 3 of 33 barrels had Oloroso intus, the sherry fruit clearly comes through and makes the distillate a very tasty, intense experience. Water in particular helps a lot to unlock the beautiful fruit flavors.
    • Nose
      Dominant ash, smoker, with a slight note of pine needles (or resin?). Little alcohol in the nose. Overall, more spice than fruit. Blackberry comes later - then towards cooked pear. With water less ash, more berries, more sweetness. Enjoyable.
    • Taste
      The sweetness increases, so does the fruit and the smoke clearly decreases, the smoker and its ashes become a dimmed cigar. More wood flavor and a nice, creamy mouthfeel. Water brings more creaminess, the spice decreases somewhat and, with the warmth in the mouth, ensures that the overall picture is beautiful.
    • Finish
      Getting drier, medium length, ashes, ashes, ashes and a little pear

  19. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Peat smoke, vanilla, iodine, orange, fruity, spicy. Well balanced, warming, creamy, grainy, slightly sweet, medium body, intensity medium +.
    • Nose
      88
    • Taste
      88
    • Finish
      88

  20. Dyno scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    peaty goodness! have had several in the vintage series, i think this is my preferred so far. Much better then the MB.
    • Nose
      soft nose, peaty but not aggressively so.
      bit dusty, earthy, floral, woody, sweet, maritime and certainly peaty.
    • Taste
      i always compare these to ardbeg ten for reference, and this one definitely stands a bit above (in my taste).
      touch of rubber, herby, bit burnt, white winey, and of course peaty
    • Finish
      medium long, dry & peaty. Pretty nice bourbon forward peatmonster

  21. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Well balanced peat and smoke, also like the meaty side
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peaty, smoky, meaty, ham and bacon, iodine, little citric
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, little punchy, citric, subtle sweetness, peat and smoke, more meaty, more ham and bacon, some beefstock, little spicy and herbal – not bad
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warm, more punchy, peaty, smoky, more herbal and austere

  22. face scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  23. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Highlander65 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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)

  25. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  26. 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

  27. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • 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

  28. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  29. 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.

  30. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.

  31. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  32. happyNess scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Great Islay malt, dangerously tasty.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Full and intense. Tar, slightly phenolic chimney smoke, greasy. Sweetness of custard with caramel (or creme bruleé), English orange jam. Some freshly sawn wood in the background.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Light, round and sweetly fruity. Much less beefy than the nose would suggest.
      Citrus, vanilla, oak and smoke in balance, slightly peppery.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length, almost not dry. Citrus and smoke dominate, later the oak becomes clear.

  33. palmtop2 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Light, caramel taste.
    Salty, slightly spicy finish

  34. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  35. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very mineral peat, limestone, gravel, plastic and rubber nose, wet sand, but also shellfish, guano, rocky iodine, kelp. A beach lined with cliffs, hit by a strong wind, in winter. On the palate, light vanilla, white plum, juicy apple, it's low tide, the sea is calmer. Nice finish, not disproportionately long, but just the right amount of aggression, with fruit, earth, and a peat substrate. Light citrus fruits.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/12/kilchoman-2010-vintage-9-yo.html
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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