Kilchoman 2008

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
for Germany
Stated Age
05 years old
Sherry Finish
Number of bottles
59.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Red Label
Bottled for
for Germany
Added on
23 Oct 2013 10:38 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 134.90

3 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2008

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.59 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2019] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting and I was a little sceptical about it (I am always sceptical about "paedophelic" drams)...

    ...and it is what it is. An unfinished whisky that was robbed of the chance to develop a more complex and appealing profile over additional years of maturation. It is drinkable but way too pricey given its just average quality only. By the way, I did not find any whiff of the sherry finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers the typical profile of a young (underaged) peated whisky which is two-dimensional on sweet barley sugars and bitter peaty-smokey notes. Do not get me wrong, this is pretty okay - it is just somewhat unfinished (in my humble opinion).
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is about the same, sugary sweet with bitter flavours of a cold peat fire that balance the sweetness (somewhat). Quite simple but it works. Water releases more bitter and chalky aromas both in the nose and on the palate, so if you own a sweet tooth drink this dram neat otherwise reduce it to your comfort level.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The dram arrives hot but nicely coating on the palae with a minor drying moment (bonfire smoke). The finish is long, adds no new impressions and turns more and more drying towards the end (cold bonfire smoke). Water reduces this dryness somewhat.

  2. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Spicy, sweet bonfire bomb. The sherry finish works just great. Perfect match. I would never have guessed a 5yo in a blind tasting. Well done Kilchoman!

  3. Bond scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Very well balanced. Never thought this was 5 YO
    • Nose
      Very dense.Smoke, salt and fruit.Medicinal. Iodine.
      + H2O: sweeter now. Honey added.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Sweet and very salty at the same time. Lots of smoke, nuts and honey. Dark fruit.
      + H2O: More salt now.
    • Finish
      Medium, on smoke and some wood. Lemon and maybe ginger joining in.

  4. Albaron scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    Very balanced and quite mild. Like almost all Kilchoman drinkable well without water addition, no metallic youth felt, looks very ripe for his 5 years. Very tasty.
    • Nose
      dry smoke, slightly phenolic, ashes, ripe grapes, dates, raisins, chocolate, some tobacco
    • Taste
      Warming, dry smoke, some ashes, sweetness but also the tart aroma of dark honey, some vanilla, dates, raisins, chocolate, dry
    • Finish
      nice dry smoke, a bit of ash, the honey still sticks to the palate, stays long!

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great. Are 90 € justified? Not for the age, perhaps for the taste, and such smoke bombs usually work best young. So as long as they are not produced in large quantities, the price is probably OK.
    • Nose
      Tockener smoke, cold campfire ash, something stinging, with water comes through a subtle, earthy sweetness
    • Taste
      only strong, ashy-bitter smoke shows the tongue, after prolonged chewing and sucking then comes through strong-bitter sweetness, a total of some suckling pig with sweet marinade brushed very long over the fire ...
    • Finish
      The smoke fades, but cocoa and dark chocolate stay long

  6. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So far, only one Kilchoman of 10 tried me disappointed. I am looking forward to the first 10 years old.
    • Nose
      Sweet, cold smoke. Kilchoman typical. The alcohol cools the nose. Cocoa notes are available. After the smoke has disappeared remains sweet.
    • Taste
      Sweet and reserved. If you let him longer in the mouth he starts to rebel and wants to be released. After swallowing, he shows his power. He tingles on the tongue and leaves the cocoa was already in the nose.
    • Finish
      Longer and intense.


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