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Kilchoman 2012

Overall rating
88.50/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
12.04.2012
Bottled
12.04.2020
Calculated age
08 years old
Casktype
Madeira finish
Casknumber
184/2012
Number of bottles
248
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060210703141
Bottled for
Cask Norway
Added on
09 Jul 2020 10:12 pm by SAND
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

NOK 1249.90

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8 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2012

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.50 points

  1. SAND scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Initial neckpour, after extensive airing in the glass:
    APPEARANCE: Medium deep copper, towards onion or salmon colour.
    NOSE: Sweet bonfire ashe, dry wood smoke, dry peat smoke and alcohol. Concentrated and tight. Will probably benefit from water. (84-85p) With quite a bit of water; the alcohol nip has gone. Other wise not very much has changed except for more noticeable wine cask notes; fresh and dried red forest berries. After giving it even more time it finally starts to open up and diversify, staying around the same elements but increasing the nuances. Lovely (87-88p)
    TASTE: The arrival is smokey/ashey and sweet. On the mid palate it reveals its cask strength (54.7%); an alcoholic nip mixes with black pepper spice from the wood, while retaining the sweetness of the peated liquid. Almost firey and a bit one dimensional? (83-84p) With quite a bit of water; noticeably less nippy. More harmonious taste opening up more of its elements; sweeter smoke, sweeter black pepper, liqorice, red fruits. (86-87p)
    EXIT: Black pepper, dry wood and peat smoke. Some wine sweetness. (84p) With water the exit is sweeter, less peppery and less peaty or smokey. (85-86p)
    OVERALL: A very nice initial neck pour from an interesting second maturation whisky. I find the nose to be its best side and the exit to be its weakest side. Benefited significantly (2 points) from being given time and having water added. I look forward to revisiting this in a few weeks after it has had some time to oxidise and settle down. TOTAL SCORE (for now) 87 points.
    UPDATE 17.07.2020: Five days after opening it has just started to oxidise and unfold a little bit; becoming more substantial both on the nose and in the mouth. Nice wine notes are marrying with the smoke and wood notes, yielding at the same time both bone dry and sweet flavour sensations. It is also starting to show more of its depth, complexity and great concentration. This bodes well. I'm upping it by two points to 89 points. Keep airing!

  2. SAND scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Matured for 6.5 years in a 1st fill Bourbon cask and then finished for 19 months in a 1st fill Madeira hogshead. This is one of at least seven sister casks (nos. 178-185/2012), all filled 12.04.2012 and later finished in ex-Madeira casks:
    NAME - CASK No. - CASKED - BOTTLED - ABV - AGE - CASK TYPE(S)
    * Madeira Finish Single Cask for Tiger´s Finest Selection
    178/2012 12.04.2012 - . - .2019 56,3% - Bourbon Barrel, Madeira Finish
    * Madeira Finish Single Cask 7 yo for The Distillery Shop
    179/2012 12.04.2012 19.08.2019 56,4%7 yo Fresh Bourbon Barrel, Madeira Finish
    * Madeira Finish Single Cask for Holy Dram Israel
    180/2012 12.04.2012 14.02.2019 56,3% 6 yo Bourbon Barrel, Madeira Finish
    * Madeira Finish Single Cask, Uniquely Islay, An t-Earrach 2020#1/9
    181/2012 12.04.2012 30.04.2020 54,1% 8 yo Refill Bourbon Barrel, Madeira Finish
    * Madeira Finish Single Cask for Bulgaria
    182/2012 12.04.2012 24.01.2020 54,4% 7 yo Bourbon Barrel, Madeira Finish
    * Madeira Finish Single Cask for Greek Whisky Association
    183/2012 12.04.2012 17.06.2019 55,6% 7 yo Bourbon Barrel, Madeira Finish
    * Madeira Finish Single Cask for Cask Norway
    184/2012 12.04.2012 12.04.2012 54,7% 8 yo Bourbon Barrel, Madeira Finish
    * Madeira Finish Single Cask, Uniquely Islay, An t-Earrach 2020#2/9
    185/2012 12.04.2012 30.04.2020 54,2% 8 yo Refill Bourbon Barrel, Madeira Finish

  3. Mordeth scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

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