Nice maritime smoke with a sherry note, dark sweetness. Red, sweet fruits are coming. The Kilchoman smoke is relatively clean and mineral. The flavors aren't particularly complex, but it's a nice fruity-sweet Islay smoke.
The whisky is not too sweet, but has clear sherry aromas. In the mouth, the whisky is smooth, the alcohol is not disturbingly noticeable. With the second sip, fruit and smoke become more noticeable and distinctive, and a maritime note is added. Overall, however, it remains drinkable. Sweet milk chocolate notes complement the taste, what is somewhat lacking are the nuttier Oloroso flavors. The smoke helps it to reach sufficient depth despite its relatively young age.
The aftertaste is not very long, there is smoke, wood is not so pronounced, the whiskys are still too young for that.
A delicious whisky with typical Islay smoke and sweet-fruity sherry aromas. This is a smooth Islay whisky that does not require too much effort and is not very complex. Nevertheless, due to the mixture of light sherry and smoke, it does not appear immature.
However, the Loch Gorm is more mature and offers the more complex aromas, while the Sanaig is better suited to drinking 'on the side' and is cheaper. Above all, it is fun and tastes good...