Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
84.62/100
votes
306
Whiskybase ID
WB52774
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Edition
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Fresh Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
17000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210700515
Added on
07 mar 2014 6:33 pm by meganstars
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 124.06

18 × in wishlist

306 × member ratings

775 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

48 users have left 52 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.62 points.

  1. KB201 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    5 years in fresh Oloroso Sherry Cask.
    • Nose
      Sherry with raisins, grapes and chocolate, herbs, pepper, nutmeg and smoke.
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, grapes, blackberries, black currants.
    • Finish
      Long finish, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, appealing note of peat smoke.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It's amazing how little smoke is transported into the nose here. It leaves a very "pure" impression, no comparison to the 2013, which came up with clear sulfur.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A pure and clear nose. It tends towards sherry with raisins, grapes and chocolate, but doesn’t smack you in the face. Mild herbs, pepper, nutmeg. Very delicate smoke only.
    • Taste
      86 86
      As in the nose, rather with subtle notes, which suits it and makes it attractive. Slightly stronger peat smoke than on the nose. Warm and welcoming. Grapes, blackberries, black currants. Nougat.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long, somewhat herbaceous, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, appealing note of peat smoke.

  3. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Yes, that was a year with a lot of refill, it still has a lot of bourbon barrel notes and is definitely not overwhelmed by the sherry, the nose is great, the start is very nice, but it is a bit too bitter for me, honestly I would also like more sherry from a Loch Gorm, but that was also implemented in the following years
    • Nose
      Nice, greasy aromas come towards you, cinnamon smoke, salty, from the first impression definitely not too sherry-heavy, subtle raisins, a little chocolate, but also vanilla and a little lemon, dominant here is on the one hand the spicy smoke and the maritime notes that the sherry ranks a complementary, slightly nutty, sweet, pleasant, really nice sweet vanilla in the background, almost cake batter, nice
    • Taste
      sweet, creamy, intense, vanilla, smoke, oak, here too a subtle sherry influence, slightly nutty, dark fruits, some tobacco, then also maritime, salty, cinnamon, quite drinkable, nice start
    • Finish
      becoming drier, salt, ashy smoke, tart, bitten grape skin

  5. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      A mix of smoke and malt. It also has something metallic. That's something I don't really like.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Dry notes of grain, honeyed, peat smoke. Then accents of oak and fruit.
    • Finish
      84 84
      A medium to long sweet aftertaste. The peat smoke dominates. The metallic notes remain

  6. Koalafant scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    # 181

    Notes dated 2015-02-28

    Beautiful balanced malt for lovers of temperate smoke sherry combinations.
    • Nose
      A very balanced smoke note with the right amount of phenolic notes paired with sweet notes of red fruits like red currant and blackberry. In addition, a slightly minty freshness in the background.
    • Taste
      Strong and sweet with clear, but balanced smoky notes, subtle licorice and a slightly peppery spiciness.
    • Finish
      long, sweet and slightly hot

  7. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. dramspotter scored this whisky 45 points Connoisseur

    When I had this early edition of Loch Gorm I was really revolted by it. Later editions (and my palate) have resulted in more favourable reviews.
    • Nose
      Sickening; Briny Foul Flyspray

  10. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. Thermidor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Comparable in quality to contemporary Laphroaig 10, so I'll score them the same. Caol Ila 12 wins by one point thanks to its better finish.
    • Nose
      Drier and as such more likable than Saligo Bay, which is funny considering this one's sherry casked. Simple, with greasy peat, boat tar, faint celery, and dry oak, but seems to work well. The peat is probably hiding most of the sherry, since I'm having trouble finding it. 
    • Taste
      Very tarry. Everything else seems to take the back seat. Truth be told, it's extremely simple and a bit one-dimensional, but there are no flaws nor odd tastes. Some hints of vanilla push thtough every now and the, along with some cigar ash.
    • Finish
      The weakest part. Quick and forgettable, leaving barely any memory of its passing. 

  12. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    My first kilhoman is not bad, but scanty, straightforward simple aroma, then a hopeful taste and slightly disappointing aftertaste, in general such "OktoMor superlight" does not cause rejection, taking into account the young age - we will try other products of the manufacturer.
    • Nose
      Smoke, dry burned logs, ash, peat in the background, that's all, in fact - not too diverse, but rich and rather delicate, that-whether.
    • Taste
      Smoky-peppery, a powerful attack in the beginning, then everything is smoothed out by a moderate sweetness of dried fruits and raisins.
    • Finish
      Peat, pepper, cowberry leaves, young bark - a light bitter-sweet finish, the duration is average, empty and poor - after a powerful taste expected more.

  13. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  14. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    it´s a bit strange: sometimes I find it really good, then there are some days when I find it a little austere and even bitter.
    probably depends on which drams I have had before this one.
    anyway, today it was just excellent.
    88/100
    • Nose
      peaty, ashy, sooty, tarry as one can expect from a young islay peater. there are also garden herbs (parsley and dill) as well as some eucalyptus and ointments.
      citrus in the very background.
      and it reminds me a bit of mezcal.
    • Taste
      liquorice, peat, tar, again some mezcally notes.
      narrow and laser like. cough syrup. herbal. briny.
      very good
    • Finish
      long on liquorice

  15. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yes, that's delicious! Maybe the best of the standard range. Quite different from the "normal" of the farm. My tip: this whisky is not only interesting for collectors! Buy & enjoy!
    • Nose
      Hui, a salty & deep Sherryton for Kilchoman standards, which colors the obligatory sea air character. Small notes of raisins & a not too big beach fire. Adding water, sherry and salty sea air remain present. It now joins the spicy dust of ground oak staves again. And, stop, stop! Was the beach fire maybe "fed" with some of the oak dust? The smoke seems to have become stronger and denser.
    • Taste
      Sherry, oak, sweetish spices, smoke & black pepper. In addition, the feeling of light dryness. With water, it offers a good dose of white pepper, dark berries with sherry, witty spice and a small plume of smoke. The tongue waits in vain for the Kilchoman-typical crushed fruits, here only tentative notes of dark unsweetened fruit reveal themselves.
    • Finish
      Eichig dry, with wood fire smoke. The raisins of the nose mate with dark dusty cocoa powder. Water shortens the finish a lot; The finish shows sweet sherry, a few drops of lime juice and light, spicy smoke.

  16. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Deep packed of soft tar, rubber and eucalyptus to begin, follow by
    2nd wave of airy caramel. Pungent white pepper emerge on the top half.

    P- Intense spicy bites, strong grip on palate with creamy sweet apple, smokes coffee bean.

    F- Long and dry, heating. Antiseptic at the back with touch of oak.


    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  18. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice turfdram, lacks a bit of balance. Initially violent, then he drops something, but in the end the character comes back.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Whisky initially smells in terms of smell and taste, but becomes slightly less intense afterwards, which is milder. In the end, the character increases again. Little bit of imbalance.
    • Nose
      Peat, smoky, raw. Light diesel tang, leather, ash. Also salty, and cough-drink. After a while it becomes less intense and sweeter, honey.
    • Taste
      Salmiak, drop. Slightly peppery, peat, also some earth. after a while some sweet, honey, chocolate. A bit of citrus and orange also comes along.
    • Finish
      Medium, slightly peppery, peat, bit bitter, dry, wood.

  20. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Dyno scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  22. zinaf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A bit disappointing. Nice peat and good mouth feel but honestly I could not feel any noticeable sherry influence. For the price it is far from value for money. I will stick to the Machir Bay.

  23. Peter87 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  24. BeatF scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    The somewhat reserved finish gives a point deduction, but 84 points for such a young guy is not bad either? As a nostalgic of the first Kilchoman editions he is almost a little tame for me (the many passages have already cleaned the stills badly), but still a wonderful droplet.
    • Nose
      fine fruity, figs, ashen-smoky, leather, frankincense, honey pollen, a little cold Clinking: wonderful
    • Taste
      the nose comes over on the tongue, in addition citrus
    • Finish
      Pepper opens up, smoky ashes, figs; Citrus flavors ... and then the haunting is a little too fast away, but quietly clinking in the background nor the typical metallic Kilchoman

  25. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    very mild nose, oaky, little smoke. Again, the somewhat aftertaste, but not disturbing as in the Kilchoman 2006. Nice fresh, slightly sweet. Very nice malt.

  26. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  27. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  28. mandragoru scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Ralfy's review http://bit.ly/1DvBrlq 89/100

  29. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  30. steinrich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  31. Philippe Verlinden scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    One of the best peaty sherry matured I have tasted so far
    • Nose
      smoke, citrus, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      rich, peat & smoke, red fruits en clove
    • Finish
      long smooth finish: smoky & fruity flavours

  32. Patrick93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  33. Gronqvist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in Aptil 2015.
    • Nose
      Smoked and earthy with a slight touch of sherry, red berries, raisins, honey, chocolate, citrus, papaya, little iodine, cigar ash, cardboard, sea salt and peat.
    • Taste
      Rich with plenty of peat and smoke but also cereals, sea salt, white pepper, clove, lime, apple, pear, apricot, raisins, figs, vanilla, pepper, light sherry notes, and perhaps a little rubber.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and smoky with plenty of peat, tobacco, pepper, a little cherry and oak.

  34. fradin11 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  35. megabreit scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Pretty neat for the short maturation time. The sherry keg I would not have guessed and typed on Boubonfass due to the vanilla and caramel notes.
    • Nose
      Pleasant smoke with citrus notes
    • Taste
      Fruit, vanilla, butter caramel and very restrained smoke,
    • Finish
      Drying with a slightly metallic note

  36. stevil scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  37. steinrich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  38. Dieter_W scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Successful whisky.
    For his age already very cutie
    • Nose
      Beautiful light smoke with lemon and orange scents vanilla cream
    • Taste
      Again some smoke comes through, but it never gets rid of.
      He has a nice sweet creamy structure. Black pepper
      Not metallic at all.
      For 5 years already very well matured.
    • Finish
      A little short.
      There is not much left behind.
      The vanilla is rather close to a bourbon keg

  39. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Whiskyclub Spakenburg

    Kilchoman tasting 02-2015
    • Nose
      smoked ham, peat, sulphur and pepper
    • Taste
      pepper, sulphur, coastal notes and peat
    • Finish
      medium drying with salt, pepper, meaty and seaweed

  40. Koloman scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    That this whisky should be aged in sherry cask, is to be guessed at best.
    • Nose
      58 58
    • Taste
      56 56
    • Finish
      60 60

  41. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Seldom did a taste description on a bottle / pack fit so well with a whisky as in this case. That's why I'm following the official description along the way.

    Aroma: slightly smoky. (I find it quite smoky) Sultanas (not much, but a little), dark chocolate and citrus (I have both)
    Taste: Mild fruits, peat smoke, cloves and a hint of lime. (especially the smoke and the lime have dominated the taste for me, but there was some spice, maybe the cloves?)
    Finish: Long, sweet and smoky with notes of cooked fruit. (Joh, sweet and smoky I can confirm, the cooked fruit with a little imagination, but the finish is only medium)

    Conclusion: He is dangerously tasty. After the first glass I immediately had to pour a second. This is certainly not a big whisky, but it is well made and tastes delicious. A solid smoker whom the youth does not harm. I'm looking forward to the many more glasses that will bring me the rest of the bottle. He scored 83 points for me

  42. wekke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 - Silver Medal - Scotch Single Malt - Islay

  43. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In direct comparison, I like the 2013er better, this is more a typical Kilchoman with a slight "Sherrypimping".
    • Nose
      much closer to Machir Bay with significantly less sherry influence than last year. But: that's not necessarily bad, here the ultracleane Kilchoman Peat style meets a little sweet bacon with cranberry flavor, strong spice mix, cumin, pepper, vegetable broth. That's delicious!
    • Taste
      wonderfully sweet onset, to quickly salt and herbals. Acts younger than the 2013er. Here, too, less sherry influence, rather than seeing spice. Good!
    • Finish
      not the longest, salty, sweet

  44. kalervo scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very good. I tasted Kerttulin in Kievar 10/2014.
    • Nose
      Peat, sea air, a bit of citrus and flowers
    • Taste
      Add peat and smoke, fresh fruit, a little vanilla
    • Finish
      Sweet sweetness, pleasant strong smoky and long after taste

  45. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Yeah, it's getting there, all in the right direction.(Rating interval 80-84)
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, leather and mint together with some subtle spices.
    • Taste
      Again peat smoke, spices, the barley spirit indicating the youth but still clean and fresh spirit, very well made. Water brings some coffee, sea salt and rubber plastic.
    • Finish
      The finish is long with peat smoke, fire wood, subtle spice and soft oak. The barley spirit takes charge with hints of wet paper after half a minute or so when the peat smoke steps down. 

  46. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  47. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  48. Bishlouk scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Very basic. Round and easy, but not surprising. This batch seems to me less successful than the previous one (that I had personally rated 86/100), but perhaps it is due to the circumstances of tasting.
    • Nose
      Sweet, sweet, chemical. A grassy smoke is guessed behind. Becomes rounder with aeration. Caramel and bubble gum.
    • Taste
      Round on sweet sweet spices. Slight smoke.
    • Finish
      Short, the flavors die quickly.

  49. Hansi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Significantly less sherry character than expected (5 years in fresh Oloroso Sherry Butts). Significantly less Sherry sweetness than the 1st release but quite complex: the typical Kilchoman notes are complemented by spicy and vinous nuances, which gives the whole thing more depth
    • Nose
      Relatively subtle peat smoke nose, behind it very sweet, quite fresh-looking; The alcohol is initially a bit pungent in the nose, but quickly dissipates, sherry tones are slowly becoming clearer, but more spicy / woody notes from the sherry barrel as Sherrysüße; then quite clear Kilchoman note after cooked yellow fruits and some marshmallows
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet, quite hot; dry-smoky basic character with lots of spice and marshmallows, nut, yellow fruit, light sherry notes, some citrus, furniture polish; slightly metallic
    • Finish
      Medium long, smoky-dry, only slightly bitter

  50. Snerik scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Well… I was expecting more, but then again, I’ve had a lot worse from far (supposedly) better distilleries. 
    • Nose
      The first thing that hits you is the peat. However, not being very familiar with Kilchman, it’s not a very intense peat. The second after other, more leathery notes appears. Like smelling a saddle, in a stable. Well, a roasted saddle which has been in an oven with green pepper, which then have been moved to a stable… There’s also some sweet vanilla in the background. And after been in the glass for a good 20 minutes, there’s more of that restrained peat and vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Well, woody. Peaty. Salt-and-soury. And yes, a little white pepper. 
    • Finish
      There first thing that comes to mind are the vegetable notes (green pepper). But also some peat, which is restrained (thin?) put pleasant. It’s almost like having wet, burnet oak in your mouth. Like taking a chunk of past night bonfire. 

  51. Aidan C did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    not nearly as ashy as I remember last year's version to be.
    • Nose
      vegetal, a little iodine, some cigar ash, ripe papaya in the background

      seems to evolve in the glass with no two sniffs smelling the same.
    • Taste
      cereal, sea salt, a sprinkling of white pepper, peat, a little sour
    • Finish
      long and smoky with some sour tingling on the tongue

  52. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not very complex, but very nice.
    • Nose
      Pretty peat smoke, a hint of citrus, a little honey and sea salt. Some sweet spices.

      With water: more iodized
    • Taste
      Peat, fruits (apple, pear, apricot), a lot of cereals, pepper.

      With water: the fruits take over.
    • Finish
      Long and smoke, a hint of pepper and oak.

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