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Kilchoman 2007

Overall rating
88.67/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB152447
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Release
Vintage
21.02.2007
Bottled
28.02.2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Bourbon
Casknumber
38/2007
Number of bottles
236
Strength
53.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
House of Malt & The Chase Collection
Added on
20 Mar 2020 3:19 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 151.78

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2007

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.67 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Just as Kilchoman works young, the taste experience is difficult with this 13-year-old "Methuselah" from the bourbon barrel. The permanently fruity notes from the nose to the finish are surprising. Delicious.
    • Nose
      In the first contact with the nose, he shows himself to be "calm" and he shows himself reluctant. Mild, almost tender smoke - at least initially. Vanilla, fresh biscuit dough, yeast, honey and white chocolate. Over time, it picks up speed, provides seaweed and a pinch of pepper, the smoky note becomes clearer and more apparent. Lemon water, slices of orange, almonds
    • Taste
      Strong, smoky and sweet start. Apricots and peaches, fresh apple. A herbal mix of marjoram, chervil and tarragon. Creamy and hardly dry. Cafe au lait, warm cocoa. The fruit as a constant companion, the herbal mixture as a counterweight.
    • Finish
      Long, increasingly dry and peaty. A fresh breeze from the sea, algae, salt, mussel water - and still this sweetness of ripe apricots and peaches.

  2. ConvalRen scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    On the first glass I had as I opened a fresh bottle, my thoughts were, oof an incredibly spicy and light flavour profile. It was rather closed even after hours of airing in the glass. 3 days later and its just awesome. A bourbon cask Kilchoman can definitely age well, look forward to future releases of higher age. Initially though of a 'bright' and 'light' dram but after a few days of airing, its a heavy hitter.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Vanilla, yeast and freshly steamed Chinese 'mantao' buns. Milk deepfried with brown sugar then tossed into peanut chunks. It has a very deep note of dough, I highly agree with Archer, yeast and flour rising slowly giving off that rather sultry fermented essence emanating from deep within. The smoke is very intense, it reminds me of a basic Ardbeg 10; not so in your face, but still I believe, that this is one of the smokiest Kilchoman bottlings I've ever drank.

      Citrus, lemon zest and carbonated limoncello. Light mixture of cinnamon powder and white pepper over coffee.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Smoky burst of lemon and ginger, sweet thereafter. Apricots yes, Green granny smith apples, lychee, un-ripen rock melon. Herbal mixture of liquorice, garlic, ginger, spring onion, fennel seeds, cumin and numerous other spices which I can't identify. Its like walking through a spice market.

      Toward the closing of the palate onward to the finishing, salted milk chocolate and seaweed is very prominent. Sea salty, brine waters, boiled prawn shells.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, spicy , peppery and definitely peaty. The salty experience is strong and is the first thing that comes to mind - Saline to the mouthfeel. Sweet and slightly bitter, just a tad bit of vegetative bitterness like bitter gourd, or the tannins from a young wine.

      Perhaps it might bring more surprises over time as it develops. As for now, 90 points is fair game. All well balanced, whereby, it flows it one straight line and complements each other from start to finish.

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