Kilchoman Sanaig

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Oloroso Sherry, Bourbon casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
20 146
Added on
09 dec 2020 12:15 pm by Ras Mazunga
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Average value

€ 53.96

Whisky reviews for Kilchoman Sanaig

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.90 points.

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  1. glen efze scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In Kilchoman's core range, the Sanaig is clearly on the sherry side. It is only surpassed by Loch Gorm, which is a pure Oloroso maturation. And the Sanaig has become darker and darker in recent years, ie the components become older and more mature with the age of the distillery. This is a good development for the whiskys of this young distillery. The color is dark gold to copper.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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...

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