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Overall rating
84.06/100
votes
145
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
04 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels + Oloroso Sherry Butts Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060210700430
Bottled for
World of Whiskies Duty Free Shops
Added on
18 Oct 2013 12:48 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 169.98

10 × in wishlist

145 × member ratings

566 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Coull Point

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.06 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Definitely young, although I would have expected that the smoke is more concise.
    • Nose
      84 84
      At first very restrained and clean, then mild peat smoke, fruit candy and roasted almonds. Green apple, pears. Toffee, cold coffee. Acts relatively light and airy, the smoke is not very intense.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Cold smoke, sweet apple, lime. In addition toffee and milk chocolate, a hint of vanillin.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Relatively short, dry, chocolaty. Some pepper, but the smoke is more intense than at the beginning.

  2. talyn256 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    This is a terrific whisky. Peaty, tasty, but subtle and evolving plenty in the glass over time.
    • Nose
      Oceanic and salty with a vegetal feel. Coltsfoot rock, sultanas, oily espresso and waxed leather. There’s a dusty earthiness with grist and dried herbs. With time, ready salted crisps and a whiff of tequila.
    • Taste
      Luscious mouthfeel with a great balance of sweet and savoury. Peaty and rather Ardbeglike with the character of the smoke coming through as flavours of iodine and dark tar amid sweet notes of treacle, roasted hazelnuts, and burnt coffee.
    • Finish
      Long and dry with bitter dark chocolate, sawdust, white pepper, and a wisp of earthy peat smoke.

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    although on paper one and the same, the MB tastes a little better, that could have a tick more Sherryfasseinfluss to compensate for the strong maritime touch. Still a delicious All Day Dram. Unfortunately too rare, because Travel Retail
    • Nose
      Actually similar to the Machir Bay (MB), in this case 2012er, the Coull Point (CP) is a bit more phenolic, grassy and less sweet, but with minimal differences.
    • Taste
      Peaty onset, light sweetness, very gentle, ashes, and very light oak follow. Now very dry, maritime, salty. Like a smoky sip of seawater. Hot. Even "cleaner" coasts Islay Malt than the MB.
    • Finish
      Medium long, also here the maritime side in the foreground, slightly bitter smoky flavor remains.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It's OK, but I'm clueless as to why anyone would want to pay so much money for such a mediocre whisky.
    • Nose
      Lime, peat, toffee, peach, malt and autumn leaves. Rather weak for such a young peated whisky.
    • Taste
      Peat ash, orange, toffee, gingerbread, lime and vinegar.
    • Finish
      Peat, chocolate, toffee and lime.

  5. hans1971 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Sample 2 of the Coronalympics CL1, blind tasting.
    Not my taste; young, sharp.

  6. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this in a blind tasting competition.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    For such a young Islaymalt already rated very high for my standards, is ok to drink, has a nice change in the transition to the finish.
    • Nose
      Ahja, there is the typical Kilchoman smoke again, which unfortunately does not always appeal to me, such a smoked ham smoke with subtle stall notes, zucchini and moist hay here, vanilla and very light herb honey, roasted pine nuts, a hint of salt
    • Taste
      Very gentle for an Islay bourbon cask, nice sweetness, a lot of light herbal honey with a few salt flakes in it, pine nuts, vanilla, chestnut, some walnut, a hint of ash, fine malt
    • Finish
      Getting dry, fairly dry, all sorts of nuts, almonds, ginger, pine nuts, capers, olives, medium length, becoming slightly metallic

  8. MGHOW scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Banana and flint in the nose which is unexpected to say the least.

    The taste is still on banana confectionary which is not an expected Islay tasting note, but there is also a little new make spirit which isn't quite assimilated.

    And the finish, yes we have more bananas.

    A very different whisky from the one I tasted 6 years ago at the airport. It has lost weight, attack and purpose. This is something of an interesting but overpriced novelty in my view. Still the finish is good if you like bananas.

    Overall light, one dimensional and overpriced.

    Edit: the banana taste fades a day after opening the bottle which leaves even less reason to recommend this whisky.

    Edit edit: With a few more days and water it develops a pleasant nutty note so I'm adding 8 points because it isn't too bad but could still be far more epic and better value.

    After three weeks in the bottle it becomes quite mellow and nice.... and the banana note returns... +6 points

  9. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Cold ashy smoke. Then intensely sweet with a lot of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Cooking fruit. A lot of smoke. Delicious.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky and sweet.

  10. MarcoWe65 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

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