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Overall rating
86.36/100
votes
158
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
08.01.2020
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels & Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
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Bottle code
SAN 08.01.20 19/167
Barcode
5060210700607
Added on
06 Mar 2020 10:33 am by Scheuni
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 51.39

33 × in wishlist

158 × member ratings

611 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Sanaig

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points

  1. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  2. juli__c scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    great plv for a islay whisky - young, yes, medium to short finish, yes - but for just a little over 40 Euros, worth every penny for me
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The Vatting of Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Sherry (Oloroso) Casks plus the typical Kilchoman Peat Smoke makes this an engaging dram. Very addictive.
    • Nose
      Sweet Smoke, dark Fruits like Plums & Cherry, Caramel and lots of Tobacco. The Sherry Influence dominates.
    • Taste
      Fruity, spicy (nutmeg, pepper), Cigar Box, Forest Honey, smoked ham, dry smoke, Pepper. Well balanced, the Alcohol is perfectly integrated and this is a young Whisky. It doesn`t need Water. Respect to Kilchoman. It seems, they have a very good Cask Management.
    • Finish
      In the beginning sweet and herbal. Reminds me of Cough Syrup. Then Charcoal & Ashes and some mild Tanins. Quite long. Not unusual for a peated Malt.

  4. keizerjos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    My very first Kilchoman.
    The smell is that of tobacco smoke at its best. Like as an ex-smoker, so very sometimes I suddenly smelled a wapper from a cigarette (Gauloise is famous / infamous) and can smell not horrible but just as deeply, full of homesickness and desire, longing back for the rare spicy comfort that cigarettes so very sometimes bring .
    Addictions bring out the lyrical poet in people, you can see that again here. Vincent had his Absinthe, Paul & John had LSD, I had la dame Gauloise.
    On the palate, the smoke is mild, juicy (juicy smoke? Omvlee, are you okay?) And constructive - it supports and enhances the mild cherry, wood and (far away ...) vanilla notes. Softly sweet, complete, casual and without harsh notes, this whisky is complete but has no outliers, which makes it a bit anonymous. The sherry is not very present, and that was the reason why I bought it.
    The finish is warm, peppery, drying in the mouth, with woody notes and ash.
    Conclusion: good stuff. Promises more (sherry) than it delivers. Not much depth - NAS, low price, let's go. Pull up a cigarette after 13 years of abstinence. And thanks. I still have the rest of the bottle.

  5. Spoerkel scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    nice full sherry aroma, which is later supplemented by a certain grass aroma (?). Good price-performance ratio.

  6. WhiskyResonance scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Price quality one of my favourite sherry's: very balanced and super easy drinking. For me even better than the 2019 version.

  7. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The influence of the sherry barrel makes it dark. It must have been an old sherry ..... Seems almost as if Kilchoman gets the good barrels that used to end up at Aberlour ;-) (when I think of the A'Bunadh Batch 62).
    Super successful, I already emptied the first Sanaig from 2015, I don't remember it as well as this one.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. birkzehn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I'm usually more of a fan of the ex-bourbon-ripened kilchomans, but this is an exciting alternative.
    • Nose
      A lot of sweet sherry, dark fruits. Fig and plums. The smoke is nicely integrated. Bacchier than usual at Kilchoman, but still maritime and fresh.
    • Taste
      The smoke is there first. Pleasantly ashy but rather mildly smoky. Then really sweet and fruity. Clear dried fruit. Spicy and a bit peppery on the tongue. Some smoked bacon on the palate.
    • Finish
      Quite long and pleasantly warm. The smoke remains sweet and aromatic.

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