Kilchoman 2011

Overall rating
86.80/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB164078
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Release
Vintage
03.11.2011
Bottled
21.03.2016
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
666/2011
Number of bottles
342
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Bresser & Timmer
Market
Netherlands Netherlands
Added on
21 aug 2020 11:23 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

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Whisky reviews for Kilchoman 2011

14 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.80 points.

  1. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I simply love these 5y old Sherry Casks from Kilchoman. All different but not had one with a bad quality! Nevertheless this one is on the lower level as the alcohol in the nose is not good balanced and also the dram itself could have been a bit sweeter as I expect more fruitiness when having a Sherry Cask Whisky... Try your own!
    • Nose
      Very delicious sweet smoke: Barbecue sauce, honey and as mentioned a lot of smoke. The alcohol could have implemented better but the full nose reminds on great fireplace nights when sitting around with friends. Yummy!
    • Taste
      So much power and taste for only 5 years is always suprising on these young Kilchomans. Also this one offers a nice palate of sherry and smoke. Nevertheless I would have expected more fruity sweetness and the most of this dram is covered by smoke.
    • Finish
      The smoke remains for several seconds in the throat and gives a very food finish on this dram!

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  3. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Jimbeau scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light smoke and ash. Sweetish with light sherry.
    • Taste
      Boom. A lot of smoke, wood and dry. Little sweetie comes up.
    • Finish
      Long and enjoyable. Again a lot of smoke

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: rather friendly for such a devilish cask number. Sherry influence is not was heavy as one would expect. Lots of clean peat

    Taste: Bonfires with boiled red fruits.

    Finish: a bit burning and bitter. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A lot of smoke, heavily peated, dry, salt, charcoal, bacon, intense! Young. I do not recognize the sherry influence, maybe too young? A fine malt!
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. gerardsmike scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose was too restricted for me, the taste delivered. Still, I think that Kilchoman is not exactly my profile. Nevertheless, it's good quality. 
    • Nose
      Rather uncomplicated, smoky and moderately briny. The smoke seems rather dry, as coming from a drier variant of peat, plus from wood (bonfire) and even incense. It reminds me a little of lapsang souchong and pu erh tea. I notice the oxidation effect of sherry, but no big bold fruitiness. Some grass completes the nose. 
    • Taste
      Much more in your face! Wham bam what an attack! Sweet, sour, dry smoke (mainly bonfire smoke), a little bbq ash, farm. It's still not so fruity, and delivers quite some pepper and ginger, and caramel, getting a tad bitter.
    • Finish
      Long, lemony, gingery, farmy, leaving a bitter finale with is a bit too much if you ask me.

  13. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. rottendon scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    All in all still good to drink, but rather half-baked. The barrel was clearly too dominant here and obscured everything in the alcohol, except for the negative properties; On the one hand the alcohol is quite rough, on the other hand too young and metallic. Kilchoman can definitely do a lot better!
    • Nose
      At first sour, musty notes and unmistakably Sherry (Oloroso) influence. The smoke is not yet noticeable. Life brings peace, the sherry continues to dominate. Lots of furniture polish, floor wax and barrel acid, including a few dried fruits. The alcohol is well integrated, for Kilchoman still quite noticeable. The quite biological smoke (cowshed) in this case is still hard to make out, so barrel-heavy is the whisky. Almost grotesque seem the Anfllüge floral notes that pass in between. It warms up sweeter, the smoke moves a bit towards the campfire.
    • Taste
      Also in the mouth a lot of acid, which struggles for a long time with the dark sweetness for the supremacy and wins in the end also. The alcohol could be better integrated and maybe pushes a bit too strong, moreover, it is quite metallic. Here, too, the barrel massively dominates the spirit, even Kilchoman has problems there to prevail.
    • Finish
      In the long finish, the sweetness comes back and now displaces the acid, before it fades and leaves only slightly salty ash on the tongue.

  15. Grutslurp scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Quite young (duh) and brash. It seems the sherry cask has fought an uphill battle against the spirit, and somewhat lost. Or at least the fight was not long enough to make the spirit calm the fuck down. Still good, but I think a few years more would have served it well. I look forward to the day older Kilchomans are more available.
    • Nose
      A big farm-y peat note at first. Something sweet underneath, a baked apple I think. Equal parts lemon oil and ash. Wet grass and hay.
    • Taste
      Quite ashy, rather oily, definitely smoky. Chilli and black pepper, all lying on a patch of wet grass.
    • Finish
      Salty, dry peat. Still with the ash and black pepper. Rather hot and not as long as I would like.

  16. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      86 86

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