Kilchoman 2007

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Release
Stated Age
06 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
26 Sep 2013 5:33 am

Average value

€ 94.00

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187 × member ratings

575 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2007

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.19 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Already pretty impressive, what the distillery can produce after such a comparatively short time on high-quality whisky ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Cold smoke with dried lemon slices. Tar paper, machine oil, seaweed. Salty spray from the sea. A hint of pepper, but at the same time also honey and vanilla. Class nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smoked ham, hearty smoke, slices of lemon, smoked fish, seaweed, warm tar. Everything you would expect from a classic Islay malt.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, smoky, peppery, orange marmalade and lemon water.

  2. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE (LMDW): Color: bright gold. Nose: firm, powerful. A first nose reveals a malty barley radiating smoothness, covered with a veil of smoke. Milky, it becomes gradually peaty while maintaining a very beautiful fruity and herbaceous finesse. Relied, he shows a lot of depth of field. Its floral amplitude (lily of the valley, lilac, rose) is a pure enchantment. Palate: dynamic, strong. His attack goes far into the palace. Its solid foundation is composed of peat, lime, vanilla, nuts and salt. It supports with shine spicy notes (pepper, clove, saffron), spearmint and rhubarb jam. Final: long, very smoke. It shows a chalky and tactile minerality. Milky (almond), it becomes more and more greedy (rum baba, vanilla pie). The retro-olfaction is floral (hyacinth) and fruity (raspberry, strawberry) and the empty glass is of rare smoke-peat elegance.

  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Young, bitter, too expensive.
    • Nose
      83 83
      bitterness of saw cut, vanilla, sweetness, then slowly unfolds into faint smoke, peat and a little fruit
    • Taste
      80 80
      rather unpleasant bitterness with a medical tint, peppery pungency, almost not peaty
    • Finish
      82 82
      shorter than average, warm, enveloping, smokier, but still too pungent

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    20 + 21 + 22 + 22 = 85 all too flat, picking up neither degree nor body

  6. dramspotter scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dry Iodine
    • Taste
      Thin, Young

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      67 67
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      63 63

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like it a lot better, although the 2006 was much more balanced. The 2007 is somehow weird, funny stuff someone would probably say now. So I have to compare the two against each other again. The first sip of 2007 had something of corners and edges with me, which was really good, but I found the 2006 really soft. Unfortunately I can not really reproduce that now. That means, I need a first sip again. If that is the case again, the 86 points stand, otherwise it may still be down.

    Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      Little smoke, a lot of caramel, some salt, no phenols, some red fruits, some orange peel, malty, very different anyway. Now comes the smoke in the nose, heat helps.
    • Taste
      Mouth, sweeter, but at the same time something interesting musty, boah, what's that? Much clove, no pepper. Taste does not fit the nose. Well, the second sip can not keep up with the first. Should you drink the chilled? Where are the spices? Where is the muff ??
      Fact, cold, he is interesting again. It's a thing!
    • Finish
      Carnation also in the finish; and caraway.

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Noticeably weightier/thicker than other Kilchoman bottlings. Very much as classic nose with subtle peat wafting on a fresh sea breeze and ever the presence of a sweetly, sugared, fresh, herb salad.
    T: Sweet rose wine marinated in herbs, warmed in the oven served with peated sausages. Delicious body, perfect density. Water only spoils the wine like delivery but doesn't affect the finish a jot.
    F: Burned peat now lingers, very much burned wood, on your clothes the next day. The new spicy [hot] spirit lingers in the background whilst the smoke becomes nutty.  To finish, a floury note - nan bread!
    C: Nose promises and the palate delivers, impressive sweet fine body on delivery and interest to finish. Theres no 'wow' factor here, simply a solid, decent offering.

    Scores a B


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