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Kilchoman 2006

Overall rating
84.78/100
votes
130
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Release
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
1st Fill (80%) & Refill (20%) Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
11300
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210700188
Added on
21 Nov 2011 8:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 196.20

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130 × member ratings

563 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2006

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.78 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    With its 46%, it does not run too low - and for a mere five-year aging, it already presents a very nice selection of flavors.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Spicy smoke with mixed apricot compote. Lime slices. Tar paper and a shot of machine oil. Spices work their way forward, including pepper, grated cloves and bay leaves.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Cool smoke and at once sweetness of yellow fruits, provided with a splash of lemon. Nutmeg and cinnamon, whole milk chocolate. The fruit sweetness is fascinating, sometimes even plays candy and reminiscent of glazed apples from the fair. Brown sugar, honey. Malt captures the sweetness a bit again.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long finish with still very clear peat smoke note. Limes, fine spice mixture, brown sugar candy.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Hmm, really? is it astringent? Find it rather dry than sweet, but with me there is nothing. I think that's not overly hot now. He is well balanced. 84-85 points, I would say. Hm, now he seems a bit flatter. So 84, not 85. Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      sweeter nose than my Kilchomans so far, miss something the salt. Somewhat stronger smoke, that's right. Caramel somehow. The citrus note is hard to find, but now comes the salt, not so sweet. Ah, heat helps, there's a lot more ...
      Now I also have some iodine and other maritime notes. Nice!
    • Taste
      But there is something sour and salty on the palate, uiuiui ...
      Well, I do not think that's overly hot, but some black pepper is definitely there. Citrus is very decent, so orange peel fits, I think. 2. Sip: Oh yes, much fruity, right at the beginning a lot of caramel, little salt and hardly any smoke.
    • Finish
      The first finish had something sour and musty. pretty awesome, but I can not describe, unfortunately did not come again. ;-(

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Comment: Very nice, soft nose, mild smoke. The taste does not convince. An unfamiliar aftertaste.

  5. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Great potential but needs longer maturation. Water will kill the dram.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    no flavor bomb
    a lot of smoke
    strong, sweet smoke
    I really like the Kilchoman smoke; both in the nose and in the taste
    • Nose
      very smoky, but very pleasant and soft
      a lot of sea
      sweet, yellow fruits
      and again and again smoke
      no metallic youth
    • Taste
      strong and smoky
      the smoke slowly spreads throughout the mouth
      Sweetness and herbs
      Carnation and laurel
      oily-creamy mouthfeel
      a touch of oak and salty lemon
    • Finish
      sweet smoke

  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a very harmonious whisky and pleasant to drink
    • Nose
      sweet barley, soft peat smoke, lemon, fresh and maritime, phenol, green herbs, yellow cherries, salt water and some ash, eucalyptus
    • Taste
      sweet smoky, phenol, chocolate, yummy, sweet popcorn on the tongue,
    • Finish
      medium
      a lot of chocolate, medium-bitter on the palate
      Baked apple juice, barrel, salty> <sweet, maritime
      delicious

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A wild cinnamon bomb!
    • Nose
      beautifully integrated Kilchomanrauch, slightly cinnamon, dirty, apricot, quince, a bit of pepper, maritime
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, definitely cinnamon, a bit like the 2014 Cairdeas by Laphroaig, malty, a bit oak
    • Finish
      The smoke lingers for a long time, as does the cinnamon, behind salty and peppery

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Wild Islay. Lovely nose, then full board. Very dry.
    • Nose
      Fat peat, sweet, a little bit pungent, the white pepper is actually there, a few cloves After some time much more cloves and orange peel, Christmas.
    • Taste
      medicinal, phenolic, ash, very dry, some salt, pepper, barely sweet. Quite a contrast to the nose.
    • Finish
      some cowshed, peat, smoke, quite dry, pepper. Towards the end, a light sweetness is added. Otherwise quite astringent.

  10. nc2malt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Taken from bottle label, Dr. James Swan - Whisky Consultant
    • Nose
      Color: Light beech darkening nicely with age.

      Peaty aroma, nice soft cooked fruits, Christmas cake.
    • Taste
      Cloves, butterscotch, soft citrus, mouth-filling and with a lasting sweetness.
    • Finish
      A classic Islay Malt, now showing benefit of aging; peaty, fresh and clean at the end.

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