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Overall rating
84.09/100
votes
13
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
04 years old
Casktype
Sherry / Bourbon
Casknumber
532 / 424
Number of bottles
686
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060383650914
Added on
09 Mar 2020 7:25 pm by DramFan

Average value

€ 60.78

30 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilch Ard 04-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.09 points

  1. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    £55 at Kilchoman Distillery shop. £56 at Royal Mile Whiskies, £55 on MoM, £58 on TWE.

    Don't overpay!

  2. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The best of two worlds? Or rather nothing half, nothing whole? Unfortunately the latter.
    It is gratifying to note that the four-year maturity is not really noticed. However, it is actually the case that the mixture of products from two distilleries gives the impression that the whiskey does not really know in which direction it should tend.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Lots of fruit at the beginning - and a hint of children's bath foam. Sweet, sugared. There is hardly any smoke to be seen, at most a certain dryness that can be seen here and there. Ginger cookies, yeast, orange juice.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Strong start with toasted orange slices, here a little smoke, just enough to feel it on the tongue and in the throat. Less sweet than in the nose, but there are also nuances of bath foam on the tongue. Fresh laundry, dry wood, ginger, nutmeg, pepper. A little marzipan and nougat chocolate.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium and dry finish with orange zest, almonds, dry wood, toffee, some smoke.

  3. dramspotter scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Next in the Die Hard franchise: Kilch Ard starring Bruce Wills.

    Contains some of the oldest Ardnamurchan commercially available at this time.

    It is a nice experiment and hats off to them for trying, but so far I am not that enamoured with the result.
    • Nose
      82 82
      quite a lot to take in and unfortunately, I didn't have the time to do it justice
    • Taste
      76 76
      pretty immature and hard poking
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    First off, thanks Thomas for the sample and many samples.

    I had thought to buy this when it was released however the shipping cost would be more than the bottle itself (ex-vat). Looks like it was a good decision to not buy it. Everyone on FB on the Kilchoman groups was hyping about it even before they had opened it, but when they did open it...The reviews seemed so fake, as if to furnish their love for the distillery.
    • Nose
      81 81
      So the first dive into brings a fruity imbalance consisting of brown sugar, corn, burnt fish on a pan with olive oil. I did not get any hints of smoke or burnt earth scents.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Toasted pepper, corn and a semi burnt slice of bread. Top it off with soap and detergent? Its very soapy and definitely not delightful. The texture on the tongue gives off a feeling like baking soda or carbonated drinks.

      So basically, soapy and burnt bread with a little bit of citrus.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short and very dry.

  5. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    What happens when you combine single malt from Kilchoman and Ardnamurchan? KilchArd, of course! This is a blended malt made with a cask from both of those distilleries - Kilchoman's cask was a bourbon cask, while Ardnamurchan's was a Pedro Ximénez sherry cask. A release of just 686 bottles.

  6. Golonka scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

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