- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The 2nd Edition
- Stated Age
- 03 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon Casks
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 18 jul 2012 8:31 pm
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154 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay
21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.63 points
- A great Kilchman expression!
- Young but great composition
- 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.
Basically no metallic notes, hardly any pear, but a pleasant lemon note, peat smoke, vanilla.
Blind he would taste on the tongue after more than three years ...
Here you notice the youth - the finish is short and crisp.
- 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
- Peaty lemon wow I like that
- 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/
- 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!
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.
peat, sea weed, ash, vanilla
charcoal smoke, peat, sweet vanilla
medium long, smokey and sweet
- Hay, ham, manure and a young porridgy sweet character.
I like the nose; the simple young farmy islay style.
Peat smoke, citrus, lemon, pears
Peat, sweet, fruity
Medium long, pure, fresh
- A Kilchoman without subtleties (there still young and without sherry influences), but everything crystal clear and pure - I just think wonderful!
There he is immediately, the Kilchoman enjoyment: slightly peaty, but especially this smell dominating citrus fruits, fruitiness, everything slightly clinking
ashen, peaty, pearly, lemony, peppery ...
All this will be on the finish again, easily rearing up again
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Gradual, clinging, almost permanent savoury aftertaste there. On citron zest, persimmon and a squeeze of orange juice, lemonade, candied lemons.
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