Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
87.14/100
votes
268
Whiskybase ID
WB154723
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2020 Edition
Vintage
2011, 2007-2009
Bottled
04.2020
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
20 Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
15500
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
20 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LG xx.04.20 20/18
Barcode
5060210702892
Added on
03 apr 2020 3:10 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 160.00

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Whisky reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

46 users have left 46 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.14 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very balanced integration of the sherry casks. Not too dominant, not too pale, actually just right to have enough of the distillery character on the tongue.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Soft and sweet with berries (blackberries, black currants), grapes and raisins. Dry wood and very subtle smoke. Cardamom and cinnamon, a little grated ginger. Nougat chocolate, caramel candy, soft fudge.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soft and smooth start, directly dosed sherry sweetness with raisins, dried figs, ripe grapes. On the tongue with clear smoke, still holding back more than dashing forward. Chocolate notes and cocoa powder accept the fruit notes well and are closely related. Ginger, cinnamon, curry powder.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-length finish, increasing warm peat smoke, mixed with raisins and grapes. Leather and a mild mixture of spices set a nice accent.

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  3. Dyno scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great kilchoman expression. Diesel monster ;)

  4. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Foudos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. molpet scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    High quality stuff, assuming you do not mind the sherry and peat combination. Ham, honey sweetness, tons of red berries, leather, tobacco, spicyness from the oak and most of all the typical dirty Kilchoman smoke. The whisky is very oily, dense and complex. Wow, what an experience!
    • Nose
      Here comes the dirty smoke with red berries...
    • Taste
      Very intense, indeed! Red berries, salty ham and peat.
    • Finish
      Really long.

  7. MLE scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Hlektrion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. MLemmens scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

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

  11. eddi14 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. AntTuur scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Surprisingly soft, mellow and sweet from start to finish. This is a very nice smoke/sherry combination.
    • Nose
      Sweet and tarry smokiness, definitive sherry influence, meaty, salty liquorice, dark fruits, wet pine bark and something slightly resinous. Polished oak and dry reed.
    • Taste
      On the palate a nice balance of tarry smoke and dark fruitiness coming from the sherry. There was a whiff of something chalky on the first note. A nice toasted overfeel. Something rhat reminds me of a crusty bread coming from oven.
    • Finish
      Sweet aftertaste with those tar smoke notes again.

  13. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The perfect Loch Gorm? At least the best so far. The earlier versions were still a bit youthful and that was sometimes noticed by the metallic taste in the background. This one doesn't.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet aromas, soot, peat smoke, citrus fruits, raisins, cinnamon .
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet sherry, honey, smoked meat, fruity, orange peel. Sturdy boy!
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long smoky finish, barbecue smoke, dark chocolate, fruity, raisins and plums.

  14. The_Osprey scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2020, 46%, consumed Dec 2020. Aroma is bacon on a banana, browned dry mango, some old dried fruit mix. Hint of barbecue sauce. There is a "sherry seasoned" vibe which is simultaneously disappointing and passably pleasant. Taste is smooth, rounded, more barbecue notes, nice balance of smoke and sherry, hitting a lot of the right notes. The ABV is well matched to the liquid. The smoke and salt-rub notes work well and the breathy salt-smoke notes on the finish remind me of my best Kilchoman experiences. No sulphur which is nice. But I wouldn't be surprised if these were American oak sherry casks rather than European as I just don't get that European oak depth. I may be barking up the wrong tree, but it doesn't have the richness that suggests old European oak sherry cask. It's a very nice whisky anyway. 3.65/87

  15. romantickizzel scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Didn't start off great but 1/2 a bottle down really starting to come to life!
    Sweet and Ashy , tasty but a little bit thin. Well worth trying if you like your lagavulins and ardbegs

  16. pfaffri scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Well-balanced smoky with a pleasant sweetness

  17. JBKwb scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  18. leeho scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  19. the_muskox scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Great flavours, but why oh why isn’t this cask strength! I feel like this could really do with the extra power and body that comes with a higher proof. As it is, it’s still a very good whisky. Great spicy and meaty smoke throughout, boatloads of rich sweetness, and a nice finish. I just wish it had that extra punch.

    Nose: Smoky and richly sweet. Huge chocolatey dessert notes, with eclairs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Raisin cereal bars, maraschino cherries, red apples. The smoke is spicy and savoury – spicy calabrese salami, barbeque sauce, maple bacon, black pepper, and chili flakes. Thick earthy barley and seaweed.

    Palate: Medium-light texture. Sweet honey, ginger, and raspberry tarts on the arrival, turning right into woody, sooty peat. Rich chocolate ganache and smoke in the middle, with honey-glazed roast pork and burning maple logs. Dried chili spice, Dr. Pepper, brown sugar, and vanilla.

    Finish: Medium-long, turning rich and savoury. Grilled poblano peppers for days. Toasted sesame seeds, walnuts, maple syrup, and apricot jam on pumpernickel. Red-on-the-inside plums, oranges,, and cranberry cocktail. Wine-braised beef and lingering wasabi spice.

  20. riegerjonas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2021-02-17: Develops well over time, looks like a dignified OLC, that's what makes this bottling so charming
    • Nose
      88 88
      shallow smoke, maritime slightly salty breeze, pleasantly soft sherry (not overloaded), passion fruit-vanilla ice cream, smoked ham, dried fruit
    • Taste
      87 87
      Acid, would have guessed a red wine finish first, tasty
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium long

  21. Dieter_W scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice soft nose, very nice fruity, dark berries, subtle smoke
    • Taste
      Nice and soft on the tongue
      Sherry and smoke nicely matched. The alcohol is very well integrated: dark chocolate, liquorice
      Some ginger
    • Finish
      A little short, too bad

  22. Patrick93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. claymore84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 02-18-2020.

  24. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Better this year unlike previous years. Very delicate sherry with soft peat smoke. The sherry influence is not rough nor harsh, it's mellow.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  25. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    1537) Kilchoman, Loch Gorm, Distilled 2007-09,11, 2020 Edition
    • Nose
      N- Started floral, earthy with sweet smokes that transit to coastal fishy notes. Alluring sour fruits with saltiness drifts on the solid nuances. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Ginger, bitterly leather derived from the oak with mint chocolate and growing botanical. Elegant sweetness comes secondary, enough just to tease. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, lasting with broad width, lead with dominant botanical characters from the peat. Well smokes with seemingly more floral coming thru from this Loch Gorm range, particularly the sweet mints (89/22)

      B/B- 87/21

      Weighted Rate- 85pt

  26. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  27. L_Gillian scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Composed and complex. Sweet and earthy peat. Brine, dry soil, fresh tobacco, salted pistachios and Turkish "Sekerpare" baklava.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mellow start, somewhat thin oily texture. Chimney soot and cinnamon, clear as day! Some raisins The typical sherry notes come first, sweet sultanas and raisins. Then clearly cinnamon! The smoke starts building up slowly, very tame but also very present, leaves room for other notes to breath. It further uncovers some peppery and fresh sandalwood notes, nutmeg and sweetness shines through in the end.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Goes down mellow and nice, long finish. Ashy and dry peat which turns into more cinnamon, some fresh herbal note for a split second, sweet sultana. It leaves behind an earthy, candle wax note along with sigarette smoke.

  28. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite nice, just need some time and air to open up the nose and flavors.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dirty sherry! Strong peat, green walnut, sweet and sooty. May not be as dirty and complex as some older sherry peated whisky, but not bad in a sense that this is still balance. Modern classic? Note that this need quite some time to open up the nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Quite briny, peaty, sooty, bitter orange, maybe a tiny little fresh sherry lingers. Coat a little bit on the tongue, with saltiness and dust.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, salty, dusty, with candied grapefruit.

  29. Derufus scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Ninofdram scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  31. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  32. SherryDrone scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    This whisky is a winner. A lovely balanced whisky that could have been even greater if it was a cask strength. This is non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV with casks from 2009, 2010 and 2011.
    Nose:
    Cherry, heavy peat, dry fruits, fennel, salt, some sherry sweetness, rug sack, raspberries. Some orange citrus notes.
    Palate:
    Full bodied and quite balanced. There’s sherry sweetness, some citrus notes, chocolate, thai mangoes, peat, some tar, red tea, wood bitteness.
    Finish: Medium Long.
    A very good edition of Loch Gorm. If it was 50% ABV, it would have been great. This one is just a bit thin.

  33. besar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  34. coldsun scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Peaty smoke, oloroso, dusty dry grass with pepper and citric zest cut.

  35. Igitor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  36. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  37. Islay1815 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Issue price approx. € 70.
    Excellent Islay Sherry Whisky. For me the best from the core range.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  38. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    smoky, fruity and sweet
    a little caramel, a little chocolate and some spices
    mouth:
    meat smoke, a little barbecue sauce, peppery spices here, cooked basket fruit and sweet syrup
    cooked fruits (peach, poached apple, raisins) go well with the peat, very present and moist, a little seaweed in the background, a little vanilla with caramel, a little grassy, a little creamy, spices going up.
    final:
    peat, woody, dry smoke, fruit cooked on sherry, and peppery spices.

  39. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Peat gets straight into my nose, with a certain acidity that I have never noticed before. Red sour fruits, tobacco, chocolate, wine gum, new carpet, burnt gum, herbs, beeswax.
    After a few minutes, everything looks more compact and harmonious. Pleasant and with the Kilchoman distillery character.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Peat gets straight into my nose, with a certain acidity that I have never noticed before. Red sour fruits, tobacco, chocolate, wine gum, new carpet, burnt gum, herbs, beeswax.
      After a few minutes, everything looks more compact and harmonious. Pleasant and with the Kilchoman distillery character.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Not too strong a start, spicy, with a full but round load of peat. Creamy, flattering, sweet and herbal.
      A clear sherry note is more in the nose than to recognize / taste on the palate.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Dry, medium length, cold ash, herbal candy

  40. JimJaws scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Sherry, smoky and greasy - great combination.

  41. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    very pleasant to drink, nice balanced sherry influence, one of the best Loch Gorms I have tried so far.
    • Nose
      Wow, strong sherry influence, very chocolatey, creamy, plums, not so much smoke in the nose, but it brings a nice spice with pure, behind it slightly roasted aromas that blend in well, slightly sour, nice composition, meaty, slightly greasy , a mini flight of sulfur
    • Taste
      very smooth, ashy, spicy smoke, starts sweetly with a hint of cinnamon, a dry overtone, chocolate, bittersweet, again slightly sour, so I prefer the plum instead of the classic raisin, for example
    • Finish
      it gets firmer at the back, sweetness comes through, the smoke never dominates, but goes well with the other aromas, very pleasant and long aftertaste

  42. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    In the glass today, Loch Gorm in the 2020 edition. I already found one of its predecessors very impressive and so I was no less excited about the current bottling. Amber colors, 46% vol. And wide windows in the glass are promising.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Maritime-sweet smoke the first time you smell it, a surge of aromas comes towards me. Fine sandalwood, red currant, some cinnamon, mace, raisins, vanilla, caramelized peanuts. The aromas are very balanced and harmonious and prepare the palate great for the first sip. Great job. Nothing stings, nothing pinches. Just round, juicy and inviting.
    • Taste
      90 90
      On the palate, initially oily sweetness, then the smoky taste sets in very clearly. The maritime note only develops again in the finish, while oily sherry, dark fruits, raisins, vanilla, prunes, sandalwood, cardamom and honey burn off the fireworks on the palate.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish, with smoky sweetness and sparkling mint on the palate. Then an invigorating freshness sets in, which leads you back to the maritime note. Really great job.

  43. Mishka scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It would be a real monster at cask strength

  44. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Maritime character, pleasant smoke, superbly integrated sherry. The smoke goes towards the BBQ. Dark, very ripe fruits. Slightly salty, seaweed on a walk on the beach.
    • Taste
      Very maritime and strong peat smoke with alternating pulsating fruit notes. Red fruits in line with BBQ sauce. Strong, maritime and again maritime!
    • Finish
      Peat smoke, sea air, maritime. Recognizable fruits complement the smoke. Extremely long, cozy, warming.

  45. dominikbraun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Maritime character with dates and warming smoke, BBQ sauces and ripe plums. Absolutely delicious.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  46. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  47. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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