Kilchoman 2007

Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
78
Whiskybase ID
WB37721
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask for WIN
Vintage
08.11.2007
Bottled
16.11.2012
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
456/2007
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Red Label
Bottled for
Whisky Import Nederland
Market
Netherlands Netherlands
Added on
14 nov 2012 5:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.95

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Whisky reviews for Kilchoman 2007

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.22 points.

  1. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Intense, but harsh, not harmonized, whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Persistent smoke, dried but still quite fleshy plums and apricots, red apple sprinkled with cinnamon, baked apple, varnish and harshness.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sharp, scalding, with pleasant smoke and dried berries (prunes, apricots, raisins, apples).
    • Finish
      86 86
      Smoky sweet, harsh, medium duration.

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  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. vredensever scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma rich: sherry, a lot of prunes, dried apricots, spices, fruit with sour, peat, a burned tree. With a drop of water softer, sweet, fruity, spicy. A few animal shades and salt. The taste is sweet, powerful: peat, smoke, cardboard, wood, sherry, dried fruits, bitter. With water less than spirituous. The smoke-peat theme goes to the background, sweet fruits, fragrant spices, confectionery notes are added. The aftertaste is not very long: some fruit sweetness, spices, wood. In development dry, astringent: peat, smoke of a fire. Conclusion . Very good, young, sherry Kilchoman. Despite the youth, the spirits managed to be processed with a sherry barrel. Water is recommended. Rating 87 (n22t22f21b22).

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Peter87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    The sherry and the smoke / peat are very well balanced and complement each other beautifully. That does not mean that this is a powerful and intensive whisky! The words subtle, soft and friendly do not fit this whisky at all. It is unbelievable how rich and deeply layered this whisky tastes for its relatively young age. You would rather think that you are dealing with a 10 or 12 year old whisky. I can heartily recommend it to you!
    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/recensie-270-kilchoman-single-cask-2007-win/
    • Nose
      A powerful, sweet, balanced and elegant whisky with notes of fresh smoke, sherry, red fruits, leather, raisins, dates, figs, cabbages, peat, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, sweet tobacco, cinnamon, oak, molasses, butterscotch, hint to sulfur, walnuts and roasted nuts.
    • Taste
      A powerful, sweet, fresh and complex whisky with notes of rich sweet sherry, fresh smoke, earthy peat, slightly medicinal, soft bitter tannin, oak, pepper, chocolate, toffee, butter, pine, mustard, dried fruit (dates, figs & apricots), raisins, Crème brûlée, oak, butterscotch, honey, red apple & pear.
    • Finish
      A long and slightly drying aftertaste with notes of sherry, oily smoke, oak, slightly bitter tannin, white pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet tobacco, malt, honey and hay.

  11. peathead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The peat and sherry mix almost fine but you can taste the difference between this and an older and more mature whisky.  It's not bad but it's too sharp and too young.

  12. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: copper red
    Nose: Pure: certainly the Kilchoman with the strongest Sherry influence so far, the smoke comes through, but dominated by the sherry, red fruit, red sweetness, everything red ;-) With water: yes, even more fruit, now with leather and bacon , delicious!

    Taste: Pure: already strong sharp onset, but with this beautiful sherry, oak creaminess and at the same time neat bitterness that defuses the whole. With water: still sweet, now more tannins, but the whole stand well. Chocolate, smoky chocolate, like the Ardbeg Schoki vom Haasen. Excellent!
    Finish: very long, oak, peaty, evil.
    Comment: the "advertising" on Whiskybase did not lie. The best sherry kilt I've had in my glass so far. Horny stuff! Again, as always, the question: in 10 years? Divine...

  13. pagan scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For a 5 year old whisky its fantastic.

    The very bitter finish ruins it a bit for me though

  14. The Whisky Cyclist did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On average 83 points
    • Nose
      leather and smoke from a woodfire
    • Taste
      like you have been standing besides a fire and smell your clothes afterwards
    • Finish
      too bitter, I miss the sherry butt a little

  15. Malt Hans scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Smoky and fruity aroma, dried figs,

    eucalyptus, toffee, butter, pine wood, mustard, nutmeg and vanilla.

    Honey sweet and smoky taste, apple peel, pepper, eucalyptus, dates,

    sultanas, malt and strong tea. Long, smoky, spicy and malty end.

  16. Sonett scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Compared to other Kilchoman. This one is state of the art. In a blind test I would have guessed at a significantly older bottling.

    This is very much reminding of the Ardbeg 1990 Sherry cask bottling from Symposion. 
    • Nose
      Wow, Sweet sherry tones with raisin, dates and figs. A surprisingly mature nose despite being only 5 years old. An elegant touch off coal, smoke and peat is present but not at all dominating
    • Taste
      Enters soft and sweet, then an explosion of spices and smoke. The taste from the sherry barrel is there with dark fruits but is dominated by the spices and smoke. 
    • Finish
      Long and tasty finish in the sign of dark fruits, fading spices and smoke

  17. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The sherry and peat are beautifully balanced on the nose, allowing rich fruity aspects and vanilla to mingle with the smoke. The addition of water didn`t do too much, but time in the glass increased the complexity even further. Without water it was quite fiery on the palate, with very strong peat smoke. A couple of drops of water softened the profile considerably, although the smoke and ash remained predominant. Long, warming finish. Although still youthful, it shows a level of complexity way beyond its 5 years. 
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. ValeronDeportivo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very sherried, peaty and smokey. Not very medicinal, which is good in my taste.
    Imagine an extra sherry, younger (10yo) Uigeadail.
    My first Kilchoman, and a very good one! And it does feel older than it really is.
     

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