- Whiskybase ID
- 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
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.93 points
- Still good plv 41 EUR / from memory the 2019 had somehow more substance overall..seems a bit thin it's not complex (smoke sweetness, that's almost it) not that I would sense any (classic) sherry influence and somehow a strange viscosity / mouthfeel ... I hate to rate this below 85 but it's really not more than easy very easy sipping fun stuff where the fun factor should be higher... maybe having a bad day will see in few weeks.
- 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.
- Year ago this was my favorite Kilchoman, untill now it lost it's title but still like this one
walnuts, grainy, dark fruit
Sweet which develops to chilly wrapped with cardboard
Dry, smoke, cardboard, sweet, berries, chocolate
- 1. Good price/quality ratio.
2. Promises much more complexity and sweetness than it delivers.
3. I am not quite sure what is the purpose of this edition regarding to existence of Machir Bay AND Loch Gorm.
4. Still good stuff, quite youthful and bright.
Coastal sweet-sour peat with vanilla and cherries this time. Then seaweed, ash, barley, strawberries...
Not as sweet as colour would suggest but a bit more interesting. Ash, sweet smoke, quite sweet-sour in fact. Vanilla, ripe and dried fruits: dark and red cherries, plums, milk chocolate Then spices comes in: cinnamon, pepper, dry oak.
Medium long, peaty and smoky, but it remains sweet and a bit spicy.
- In 2017 I’ve visited this idillic distillery on the far west of Islay. It caught me since that day but somehow every time I wanted to buy a few bottles and/or samples I ended up buying different stuff. But...Finally...this week I pulled the trigger and bought 14 samples and 1 bottle of Kilchoman. Time for an in depth liquid tour of what this distillery can produce! This is the 5th
Typical Kilchoman nose instantly. Lovely sherry flavors combined with some sweet bourbon-like flavors. I get unripe strawberry, cherry and bramble combined with a thick layer of vanilla. Also quite some younger barley notes like sugar and grains.
Full of flavor with quite some dry oak flavors. Quite some vanilla, cinnamon and orangepeel. It appears to be rather youthful in this part. It behaves quite restless. Upon arrival some specific flavors are to be detected but soon it feels rather neutral, sharp and peppery.
In the medium length finish it recovers a bit. Again I get these typical tobacco- and leather-like flavors. It leafs the mouth tingling again. Something I often experience with Kilchoman.
Water makes this one less youthful but also rather flat. Although it is tasteful, this would not be my first choice when buying a Kilchoman. I think it’s a little too restless for that.
- 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.
- nice full sherry aroma, which is later supplemented by a certain grass aroma (?). Good price-performance ratio.