Kilchoman Genesis

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Harvest - Stage 1
70% Bourbon, 20% Pedro Ximénez, 10% Oloroso
Number of bottles
48.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
SBR 24.09.20 20/118
de Germany
Added on
21 Sep 2020 8:58 pm by Malzbrenner

Average value

€ 79.46

23 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

354 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Genesis

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.27 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A promising start to a new series - and after Kilchoman Genesis then Kilchoman Bon Jovi? ;-)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very clean nose, changing between the bourbon and sherry casks. Mildly smoky, with grapes, raspberries, strawberries and lemon peel. Some green apple. The smoke becomes more intense at times and remains at a strong level for a long time.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dry, smoky and slightly grassy appearance. Very tangy, herbs and spices come before a fruity note even had a chance to brush your tongue. Green apple, lemon, cold campfire, smoked ham. Some fennel and camphor, chocolate and caramel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long and dry finish. Even here still quite spicy, the peat smoke is still powerfully present. Some menthol.

  2. martinseco scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This composition cannot be old yet, because the proportion of 10% Oloroso and 20% PX barrels has only made the color a little darker. The maturation time of the barrels would have really interested me: a little more transparency would have been nice. The phenol content should be somewhere between 25 and 50 ppm. Here, too, we can only speculate, because probably only the portion of Islay barley was malted on the farm. The presentation is otherwise very successful and the result tastes good!

  3. etwa77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    maybe the first Kilchoman that I did not really like.. sweetness dominates all other taste notes for me and the nose is weak.. not a bad dram, but i would have preferred a little less sweet bread and a little more oily lemons and smoke

  4. Xanthir scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior


  5. Merl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Schleifreak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Strawberry and cream candies, greasy smoke that hardly rises into the nose, a little green pepper
    • Taste
      88 88
      First sweetness, then peat, here too the strawberry cream and candy, the smoke looks fresh, salt and pepper, specialty
    • Finish
      88 88
      Full-bodied, long, sweet and smoky, sherry meets bacon

  7. tangtang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    very nice barrel combination. The aromas change wonderfully between the different types of casks. Very tasty and easy to drink
    • Nose
      light smoke, citrus fruits, very mild, berries, slightly sweet, apple, later comes light vanilla in the background but the fruity predominates
    • Taste
      maritime smoke, citrus fruits, sweet, fruity with apples and berries, pepper, later some chocolate and caramel, becoming creamy, becoming a little bitter at the end
    • Finish
      sweet fruity finish at the beginning, transitioning to a spicy dryness. Again, the smoky notes are more on the smoked ham side.

  8. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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