Kilchoman 2014

Overall rating
85.59/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB191479
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Uniquely Islay Series - An Samhradh
Vintage
20.05.2014
Bottled
17.06.2021
Calculated age
07 years old
Casktype
Armagnac Finish
Casknumber
388+389/2014
Number of bottles
521
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
10 sep 2021 8:45 pm by hCSs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 113.18

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25 × member ratings

77 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kilchoman 2014

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.59 points.

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In the Uniquely Islay Series - An Samhradh 2021 (Summer 2021) Kilchoman bottles two bourbon barrels finished for 7 months in an Armagnac cask. The whisky is heavily peated at 50 ppm and is not exactly cheaply priced at around €110. It will still be available in some shops for this price in mid-2022. The whisky has a fairly light, straw yellow colour.

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    • Nose
      The strong peat is very present in the nosing, but it comes with sweet notes and flatters the sense of smell. This is a lovely peat smoke for a summer edition that, even when tasted in winter, carries the warm tones of the harvested barley fields at Rockside Farm on a warm day on Islay. There is fresh grain, dry straw and warm earth. The wind from the sea blows gently and brings faint salt aromas. A few ripe peaches and scones are ready for an afternoon snack.
    • Taste
      The taste is significantly stronger and drier than in the nosing. The alcohol is strong and water is good. The smoke aromas occupy the mouth and the sweetness from the aroma is no longer noticeable on the tongue. Astringent, dry aromas predominate here. There are unripe fruits that are hard with bitter notes - but still tasty. And then there is a tart, dark nut chocolate with heavily roasted hazelnuts. All of this is no longer flattering, but underscores the maritime character of a Hebridean island whose moments of sunshine are fleeting.
    • Finish
      Ashy-earthy smoke with straw and nuts remains on the palate. Plus flavors from a wonderful fruit scone and strawberry jam eaten some time ago with a cup of dark tea.

      This is indeed uniquely Islay with a very special smoke and beautiful aromas. Is there a noticeable Armagnac character? I don't know, at least it doesn't dominate and the woody aromas combine well with the smoke and whisky. Dry, smoky, spicy and strong - a delicious Kilchome. It's a shame, such a whisky would be fairly priced at €90...

  2. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Armagnac also works well with Kilchoman, although I miss the smoke in its usual form. It remains to be seen whether this is a peculiarity of this finish.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Restrained smoky, wine gum, strawberry jam - interesting what the Armagnac finish does with the Kilchoman smoke. Very fresh and fruity, after a while there are rhubarb, honey and caramel.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity-sweet start, which is not at all snappy despite 57.5%. Strawberry and rhubarb, mild (and sweet) smoke, mulled wine and gummy bears. Slightly artificial fruit notes. Creamy.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, just a little dry. Remains creamy and fruity-sweet for a long time. Woody, a little smoke.

  4. DGV scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    21/22/21/22

  5. MaroFF scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very nice and not very common (IMHO) whisky. It starts calmly. The aroma contains a lot of fruit and smoky earthy accents, to later start to show its true face, quite clear and aromatic apricots, honey and all that is wrapped in smoky-earthy accents. The finish is quite long, bitter and again smoke, ash and a burst of heat from the fire, and at the end it changes into a delicate bitterness.
    After adding a drop of water in the aroma, the more delicate, less earth, more fruit. The taste turns creaminess, smoothness, but smoky accents and ash are still strongly felt. The finish is longer and bitter with a dark chocolate aftertaste. For the addition of a drop of water, I can confidently add 1 point to the total.
    • Nose
      85 85
      sweet, delicate, smoke, fire, notes of sherry, apricots, ash
    • Taste
      86 86
      not too sweet, heather honey, apricot jam, slightly spicy, young oak, earthy, again ash and smoke
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, clear, warming, slightly bitter tip with a peaty accent

  6. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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