Kilchoman Fino Sherry Matured

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Fino Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
FIN 05.09.20 20/104
Added on
26 Sep 2020 10:45 am by hda

Average value

€ 84.18

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97 × member ratings

426 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Fino Sherry Matured

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.01 points

  1. kroby scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    - Distilled 2014 and 2016
    - 12 Cask vatting
    The first global release of this cask type. The whisky has spent its full maturation in fino casks previously used by Bodega Miguel Martin in Spain, 11 fresh butts and 1 refill butt.

  2. SAND scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    (Tasted & scored four days after opening)
    NOSE: Dry ashy notes, tar, old tarry and salty ropes, then some fat, oily notes. In the background something fruity is trying to break through; lemons, green apples. Smells bone dry. Rich and fairly intense nose, but a "long" (or perhaps "deep") rather than "broad" nose. More structure and elegance, less punch. (90-91p)
    TASTE: The arrival is salty and bone dry. Then on the mid palate arrive lots of limestone minerality and preserved salty lemons (Moroccan style) fruitiness. And more austere dryness. (90p)
    FINISH: This is so salty and austere, it's just wonderful! So much so that even the modest pepperiness struggles to catch my attention. Long after I've swallowed, I'm also chewing on the most wonderful dry wood ash... (89-90p)
    OVERALL: A bone dry gem. Nothing less. And, I would think, the exact opposite of a crowd pleaser. TOTAL SCORE 90 points.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    With its 46% it initially looks mild, but then still gives it a lot of gas - at least when it comes to smoke. Otherwise it doesn't deliver very much, still looks very young and yes, also unbalanced.
    Compared to the Fino Cask CS, which was available as a 2cl sample from the distillery as part of an online tasting in spring 2020, it cuts an even weaker figure, although it is likely to be six months older.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A hearty smoky note flows from the glass. Warm corrugated iron roof, yellow apple, pear jam. The freshly peeled bark of young hazelnut branches. Something sticks in the nose. Smoked ham, honey, vanilla.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Phenolic and dry smoke mixed with an apple and pear compote. Hot tar paper, sea salt, dried fish, warm motor oil. Pretty much forward ...
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short finish with cold smoke, curry powder, applesauce with cinnamon, vanilla and honey.

  4. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. PlayerW3 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. louich scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Maybe it's because I just opened it, but not your typical Kilchoman, an ash nose that hide the finos cask, BBQ sauce. Very good texture, a touch of sweet ness and a well played finish, GLad I grabbed 3 bottles.

    that said I get why some people do not like this bottle, more for me !

  8. DB1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Fino? Surprising! A very successful experiment by Kilchoman.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoky and Fruity! Green apples, tropical fruits, olives.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very smoky, the fino sherry is not dominant. Rich taste of green apples, tropical fruits, olives, bitter chocolate, bacon.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is long and intense, peat-smoky and salty.

  9. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very elegant, salty, dry, peaty little wonder of Islay.. Kilchoman really is
    the distillery of the moment.. they create consistent quality and are
    successfully experimenting.

    In a (whisky) world of sherry monsters and cola-coloured drams,
    they give us pebbels and natrium chloride.. more, please!
    • Nose
      91 91
      autumnal aromas of orchard apples fallen off the branches and covered in frost.. smoke lingers on.. salt & a fat slice of peat.. then nothing more, but the wind-swept stones of an Atlantic sea shore.
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, slightly peppery, but in no way burning.. very dry.. a martini with a salty, oily olive and a heavy slice of lemon.

      maybe a little too mild.. wish it had a tad more power.
    • Finish
      89 89
      there’s a very shy sweet note that makes a tentative, late entrance.. slight bitterness and a tiny dose of licorice. the salt stays forever.

  10. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A good Kilchoman with a slight dry sherry touch with a lot of smoke but hardly any peat
    • Nose
      85 85
      Black Forest ham, maritime-fishy, olives, a little fatty
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fried bacon, coastal-maritime, elegant sweetness, white saltwater fish
    • Finish
      83 83
      Finishing dry, a bit salty, green, very unripe olives, a bit nutty


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