- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bourbon Barrels & Oloroso Sherry Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
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- Bottle code
- SAN 08.01.20 19/167
- Added on
- 06 Mar 2020 10:33 am by Scheuni
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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Sanaig
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points
- 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
- The Vatting of Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Sherry (Oloroso) Casks plus the typical Kilchoman Peat Smoke makes this an engaging dram. Very addictive.
Sweet Smoke, dark Fruits like Plums & Cherry, Caramel and lots of Tobacco. The Sherry Influence dominates.
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.
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.
- 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.
- nice full sherry aroma, which is later supplemented by a certain grass aroma (?). Good price-performance ratio.
- Price quality one of my favourite sherry's: very balanced and super easy drinking. For me even better than the 2019 version.
- 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.
- I'm usually more of a fan of the ex-bourbon-ripened kilchomans, but this is an exciting alternative.
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.
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.
Quite long and pleasantly warm. The smoke remains sweet and aromatic.