- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask for WIN
- Stated Age
- 05 years old
- Fresh Sherry Hogshead
- 58.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Red Label
- Bottled for
- Whisky Import Nederland
- Added on
- 14 Nov 2012 5:13 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2007
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.21 points
- 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).
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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...