Kilchoman 100% Islay Inaugural Release

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
03 years old
Fresh and Refill Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
50 ml 50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
16 Jun 2011 3:08 pm

Average value

€ 265.55

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143 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay Inaugural Release

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.65 points

  1. spnimcco scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great composition made from pure Islay ingredients

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I just drank Kilchoman after a 12-year-old Oloroso single-barrel and it's really obvious how Kilchoman has developed over the years. Of course it is interesting to try something from the beginning, but unfortunately it is not really delicious.
    • Nose
      Wow is fresh in the nose, the youth also flows towards something, heavy citrus notes, almost a bit of direction Klostein, very little smoke for Kilchoman, even compared to later 100% Islay, vanilla, pear, like such a fruit yoghurt, slight acidity. also a sweet tone, honey, with a little bit of air it gets better, the stinging citrus note goes away, somehow I have to think of a summery dessert, malt, bit by bit the smoke can be better integrated into the overall impression, some pepper
      After the first sip of creamy, yellow, vanilla pudding
    • Taste
      relatively watery, sweet, honey, some smoke, spiciness, malt, pepper, cinnamon, lemon peel, slightly floral, like a fragrance oil, a little bitter oak
    • Finish
      relatively short, here also vanilla, sour, fruit bowl, again quite little smoke, pear, really after pear juice

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    It's hard for me to rate that. So the Inaugural is for me too much Wechselbad the feelings. The pear Helene in the finish I think great, the bizzeln metal bothers. For a 3-year-old he has too little smoke for me. Citrus dominates the nose. But the muffin at the first sip was totally good. Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      inaugural so. Definitely the youngest, citrus, citrus, citrus. Very light smoke and some citrus. Now comes cowshed. Some artificial chewy sweets., Quite a cow shed, leather? and again something artificial. Either the alcohol is perfectly integrated or the olfactory fatigue beats now completely ... Vanilla I have now clearly in the nose. Smells a bit after the dentist.
      The empty glasses are also interesting, the vintage with bacon notes, the 2007er significantly stronger, and the Inaugural somehow disgusting, smoked bacon with ammonia.
    • Taste
      In the mouth again lemon, a little sweet and again this ingenious sour muff of the 2007er. I like it.
      Throw in another: Limoncello! I do not know, limoncellos I have drunk many in Italy, but I really do not find the comparison in my memory. I usually remember limoncello quite creamy. In the mouth it is clearly sweet, somewhat licorice, harmonious.
    • Finish
      Pear Helene with metallic bizzeln.

  4. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is more than worth its money. Every time you discover new scents and aromas. He will really have to come into my collection.
    • Nose
      Complex medicinal tones, campfire on the beach, Then follow the fresh notes of rhubarb, custard, fennel, raisins. Followed by sweet notes of honey and flowers.
    • Taste
      A true taste explosion in your mouth of smoky, medicinal and salty aromas. All this is followed by sweet vanilla, raisins, blossom, butterscotch, biscuit. Beautiful maritime tones with spicy flavors of laurel and licorice, for example. Tar shampoo. What a beautifully balanced whisky!
    • Finish
      A long warm aftertaste, much more complex and deeper than you would expect for a whisky that is so young.

  5. megabreit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A youthful fresher paints that already has a lot of complex notes to offer. Since one is already looking forward to the following older bottlings.
    • Nose
      Smoke is present immediately, followed by lemon thyme and a slightly yeasty note of fresh bread
    • Taste
      Sweet and chocolaty, then again smoke and a young fresh note of fruit
    • Finish
      long and warm, astringent smoky notes dominate without completely losing the sweet fruit notes

  6. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a bit one-sided smoky
    a bit (too) young
    smoky grappa
    no comparison to the great vintage bottlings
    • Nose
      heavily smoky
      Vanilla, lemon
      but unfortunately also a bit young
      Obstler / Grappa
      becoming sweeter with time, but the grappa note remains
      Bunch of flowers
    • Taste
      a lot of smoke
      Salivation begins immediately
      very sweet, apricot?
      generally works but quite young
    • Finish
      Smoke and a lot of sweetness

  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    the best thing about him is in the finish
    the inaugural does not have to be ... inconsistent, young, interesting, but not tasty, immature
    does not make me nervous but okay
    • Nose
      Alcohol notes, young apricots, barley, phenolic smoke, light peat notes, a little bit bready, lemon quite clear,
    • Taste
      Schnapps note, which is lost in the mouth, pear schnapps,
      then comes chocolate, pears, sweet, smoke, some malt
    • Finish
      medium relatively flat chocolate, pears, becoming sweeter towards the end

  8. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Interesting. The whisky has the right strength and brings some young flavors, but not quite convincing.
    • Nose
      Young, fruity, artificial sweetness, gummy bears, new make, lemon jelly, very strong, but only slightly smoky. A little cowshed in the background.
    • Taste
      there he is the peat, but first limoncello and cheap apple nectar, some cinnamon and some ashes
    • Finish
      peaty, smoky, some ashes, menthol, a distinct sweetness sticks to the palate.

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    official bottling note:
    Colour: light golden
    Nose: soft peaty aromas and a blend of citrus, lemon and pear drops
    Palate: an initial sweetness is followed by soft peat smoke and the mixed fruits
    Finish: long and clean, you would never guess it was only 3 years old


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