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Kilchoman 100% Islay

Overall rating
83.63/100
votes
154
Whiskybase ID
WB34145
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 2nd Edition
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Casks
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210700249
Added on
18 jul 2012 8:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 164.25

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154 × member ratings

503 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.63 points

  1. Mushinico scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great Kilchman expression!

  3. spnimcco scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Young but great composition

  4. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Peter Wills, one of the sons of the distillery founder, was in Cologne for a Kilchoman tasting - while ghosts and ghosts were celebrating Halloween outside, we were able to devote eight different bottlings to the distillery under the guidance of Wills.
    It started with a comparison of the 2nd and 9th releases of the 100% Islay.
    It's amazing how close the two are, which quality the 3-year-old bottling already has. Of course, the 9th release has more depth and a much richer and longer-lasting finish, but you can find much that features the older bottling in the six year younger edition.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Basically no metallic notes, hardly any pear, but a pleasant lemon note, peat smoke, vanilla.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Blind he would taste on the tongue after more than three years ...
    • Finish
      83 83
      Here you notice the youth - the finish is short and crisp.

  5. Echoes did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    this one is totally made on Islay and on the Kilchoman distillery! From mouting till botteling.
    The taste is very fruity. A lot of lemon and some vanilla and a little peat. Not too complex and very light.
    It`s a special whisky, but not very special in the taste..
    Although it`s a nice light whisky to drink

  6. Roman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Peaty lemon wow I like that

  7. grinface scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Phew. This one is rather exhausting. Interesting, the balance that held the inaugural together didn't work here.

    Full review, alongside all other 100% Islay up to the 11th edition:
    Part 1: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/08/kilchoman-100-islay-teil-1/
    Part 2: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/15/kilchoman-100-islay-teil-2/

  8. martinseco scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Actually only historically interesting - after all, it has only just been allowed to call itself whisky. But it is also interesting that bottlings of it are still on sale. Of course, this 100% Islay is not complex compared to newer editions, but it already shows its good genes!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Soft smoke with overwhelm of coconut fragrance. After the initial hit,
    get the pungent of soft pepper , and lightly mossy.

    Palate:- Ashy, grassy, green and hint of coal.

    Finish:- Medium finish, rusty mineral and quite chewy.But feel a bit flat some where, something is missing...lack some kick.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  11. Sonett scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      peat, sea weed, ash, vanilla
    • Taste
      charcoal smoke, peat, sweet vanilla
    • Finish
      medium long, smokey and sweet

  12. kot1803 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Hay, ham, manure and  a young porridgy sweet character.
    I like the nose; the simple young farmy islay style.

  14. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  15. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, citrus, lemon, pears
    • Taste
      Peat, sweet, fruity
    • Finish
      Medium long, pure, fresh

  16. BeatF scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    A Kilchoman without subtleties (there still young and without sherry influences), but everything crystal clear and pure - I just think wonderful!
    • Nose
      There he is immediately, the Kilchoman enjoyment: slightly peaty, but especially this smell dominating citrus fruits, fruitiness, everything slightly clinking
    • Taste
      ashen, peaty, pearly, lemony, peppery ...
    • Finish
      All this will be on the finish again, easily rearing up again

  17. The Macallan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at a liquor store in the Eastern part of The Netherlands.

    Suprisingly fresh, fruity, malty sweetnes with a nice touch of peat smokey flkavors.

    Very promissing and very enjoyable for a very young malt whisky.

  18. Foxyrenard scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      65 65

  19. joep scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. Igor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite an unusual experience with this Kilchoman to be frank. I'd say, it was behaving pretty quirky for a genuine Ileach really. Do not judge too sternly this one though. Surely, it has special virtues of its own and worth to be explored comparably to other hefty peated classical Islay expressions. I tried it along with three other Kilchomans - what a great fun it was, and yes, 100% Islay stood out noticeably then. But we're dealing with a different style altogether here - engaging, that's for certain, - and I think it deserves for a respectful mark.
    • Nose
      Clean, fresh, slightly sour, grapey (white grapes), malty notably, with nuances of hay, whole wheat cold cereal, hops. Then quite a few odd things come up, like moisture, dog's wet hair, clay. Or, maybe, was it just a foul glass I've been given?! And, by the way, I found nothing which could remind me of a smoke or peat anyhow.
    • Taste
      What hits you straightly is this uncovered roughness, pungency that's cropping up immediately on the tongue, but then soft cream comes in, saccharine, birch sap, apple brandy, and lastly - whiffs of mild grey smoke, soot.
    • Finish
      Gradual, clinging, almost permanent savoury aftertaste there. On citron zest, persimmon and a squeeze of orange juice, lemonade, candied lemons.

  21. Furtia scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

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