- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 05 years old
- Sherry Casks
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Black Label
- Added on
- 04 Apr 2012 7:13 am
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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Sherry Cask Release
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.69 points
- [from a bottle that had been open for a long time] Barbecue chips spice mix. Not as rubbery anymore as I'd been led to believe but it doesn't seem particularly complex nor is there any development noticeable probably due to having been open a long time already. The body is quite light. Heavy in peat but rather watery. This is pretty nice but I think I liked the bourbon sc I had before this more since the sherry here could have used some more time to integrate into the make better. There's just one thing happening here all the time so it gets a bit tiring.
- Well, in comparison to the finished versions, where the metallic (probably from the still young pot stills) next to the herausziselierten other flavor components made the special charm of the Kilchoman drops, I like here the combination of animal-metallic taste in combination less well with the somewhat diffuse jelly. At Machir Bay 2013 I criticized the lack of sherry casks, here the sherry is a bit too dominant. This is less a smoked whisky than a smoked sherry!
Campfire, spicy, fruity, but also something of a jute sack that has become wet with seawater.
And now a metallic off-taste begins to fumble with a somewhat syrupy / honey-like mass, underpinned by some citrus fruit.
The campfire-like and at the same time the metallic crowd for a moment in the foreground, then the molasses struggles again, accompanied by light vanilla and citrus fruits, then comes back to the metallic. With some goodwill, the finish can be described as medium long.
- Taken from bottle label, Dr. James Swan - Whisky Consultant
Color: Rich golden.
Soft peaty aromas and a blend of soft fruits and spice.
An initial sweetness is followed by soft peaty aromas, mixed fruits and spice.
Long and clean with a character and richness that belies its tender age.
This heavy aromatic peat is similar to young Ardbeg whiskys. Sherry-Sweetness and some fruits, but the peat is dominant
Sweetness, very fruity, pears, apricots, ripe oranges, sweet spices like cinnamon, maybe some tobacco notes
Long, peat level decreases, sweetness remains
- Single dram note. 2012_11 BoB tasting.
peat, smoke/ash, cardboard, faint fruit esters behind, sandy, (84)
peat, sand, bright wood, oily, some sherry & citrus sweetness (85)
more peat, spices, cigar/tobacco (85)
- Nose: Peat, rather sweet sherry, peat sweetness, tad smoke, a bit solvent`ish, "young", something rubber and sulphur
Mouth: sherry, peat, fir tree
Finish: Again some "young" flavor / solvent, peat, nutty, medium long, towards the end sherry
Comments: This one doesn`t really work for me on a high level. It just seems off on several levels. Decent but I expected more here.
- As expected of Kilchoman, this is a great dram, nice peaty, straightforward, clear and lots of taste. A real Islay style.
- Tasting notes here:
- I tried this bottling and thought it was very poor. Definitely not to my taste.