Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ruby Port Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
AB 15.05.20 20/49
Added on
23 May 2020 11:51 am by Rumology.be

Average value

€ 119.37

43 × in wishlist

160 × member ratings

613 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Am Bùrach

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.45 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    i see people score low because of price, and see others score high to counter score.. why? get a life..
    mishap or not, to me this is a dull, a bit boring - not bad, but very blend - expression for a kilchoman.. i dont do expectations, but if i did.. i would've expected more of this dram..
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A mishap led to a very tasty whisky, well saved ;-)
    • Nose
      creamy, marzipan, orange, a pinch of cinnamon, very fresh, citrus, raspberry, a nice sweetness, a hint of chocolate, the basic character is sweet, marzipan with a fresh citrus influence
    • Taste
      sweet, a lot of cinnamon, creamy, vanilla, currant, chocolate, you notice the drinking strength a little, a few percent more would have been good, the second sip makes it more intense, more chocolate, now also raspberry when it starts, creamier, more pleasant, yes, to drink quite well, even to smoke, sometimes you forget to name the obvious, but it does not jump too directly into the face
    • Finish
      gets a bit drier in the back, the smoke penetrates more and now raspberry again, which brings something sweet, pleasant and medium length

  3. Chris P. Bacon scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    My high rating takes into account the other ratings, which are partly totally stupid here. Kilchoman - custodiant eam. Or here some hope for attention - that's the only way I can explain that some people include the price in the taste assessment of the whisky.

  4. Noface83 scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Deliciously sweet and tasty - the nose is still really good and getting started is fun, but the 46% look a bit weak behind.
    I was looking forward to the release until I saw the price. 90+ EUR is just too much. For around 70 EUR there are far better kilchomans and therefore 60 EUR in itself would have been a fair price.

    Rating 84 (2-) without considering the PLV.

  5. captain_k scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    My low valuation takes into account the PLV, which is partly totally covered here. Kilchoman - quo vadis. Or hope some of the hype here - this is the only way to explain a price range between approx. 90 € and 138 € ...

  6. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Fruit and smoke content are well coordinated, youth only flashes a little here and there.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Surprised with floral notes: cut flowers, spring meadow. In addition, there is also a lot of peat smoke, with warm tar cardboard and salt. Apricot wedges grilled over time, peach and passion fruit juice, oranges.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A comparatively strong and full start for 46%. Intense smoke, apricots, peaches. Less floral than on the nose. Tart herbs interacting with the fruits. Yeast dough, dark chocolate, freshly ground espresso beans.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The strong smoke keeps it in the mouth for a long time. But it's not just smoke (or warm tar), no, the fruits come from the nose and the palate.

  7. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 86 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review. Blind tasting.

    I am not quite sure where on Islay we are, but this dram smells lovely! Maybe it's an older Laphroaig? Sweet oranges, dark fruits and caramel are complemented by briny and well-integrated sootiness. The palate brings out cinnamon rolls, ripe berries and a touch of fresh mint, while mineral peatiness emerges from the back. Pleasant tannins, ginger and hovering peat smoke round off the finish. A pretty solid malt!

    RATING: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2021] A quick review of a small sample...

    ...and despite I like the Kilchoman profile in principle I clearly prefer older maturations which show more complexity. This is easy drinkable stuff, nothing more to state about it. Remember: What was whisky made for in the first place? Right, slàinte!
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is yellow gold with a touch of red (obviously, the port cask was very wet when they filled the Kilchoman in) and the nose offers the fresh and young Kilchoman profile with just minor port aromas (which is fine, as too much port very often kills the balance and harmony of flavours).
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is quite simple with bigger but never dominating wine flavours which turn the dram very quaffable. This is obviously rather young stuff which is nicely enhanced by the finish for drinking purposes - just the intellectual challenge of exploring this profile is rather limited, as with all underaged drams.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and adds more winey impressions while it slowly vanishes. Again, no bitter or astringent moments. Water limits somewhat both the nosing and drinking pleasure as it turns the dram more punchy and unbalanced towards young peaty flavours - I clearly prefer the neat dram.

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Somebody may have messed up the blending, but it was nicely saved. Enjoyable take on Islay whisky.
    Probably the sweetest peater I have encountered, but it works.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Unusual nose for a Kilchoman, but I really like it.
      A very fragrant mix of flowers, red fruits and peat.
      Thick and sugary raspberry jam with a little citrus twist.
      A little salty with sea weeds.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Quite potent arrival.
      Spicy and sweet in a balanced combo.
      Red berries, light citrus and hints of chocolate.
      Very much in a sweet desert wine direction.
      Maybe a little peat bobbing around in the mix, but it really doesn't cry for attention. If anything it is more plain smoke.
    • Finish
      88 88
      It is well into medium length.
      Sweet flavours carried all the way to the end, with the peat getting a bit more noticeable half way in the fade.

  10. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    sweet and smoky,
    grassy traces, some barbecue scents too
    sweet return on marzipan
    candied tangerine fruit
    peppery, grassy, smoky more than peaty, some cooked fruit and wine cooked on Madeira
    the fatty smoke meaty here with red fruits, on the redcurrant brandy.
    peppery, herbaceous, cane, soot there, zan and its fruits cooked on the tangerine and again the redcurrant.


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