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Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
84.54/100
votes
275
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

€ 98,96

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275 × member ratings

707 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.54 points

  1. 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

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

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

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

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

  4. 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

  5. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Thermidor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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. 

  7. 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.

  8. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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

  10. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Very earthy, ashy, and very Kilchoman. Not overpowering peat smoke, but a nice wavy ashy smoke. Kind of pungent, like a potent potion. A bit of organic salted fish? LOL. Wood dust. Some nutty notes appear I took a wee sip. Not sure whether is it almond or Brazilian nut. More woody notes after a few more sip. And then the sweetness start to kick in. The peat smoke started to take a back seat, lingering behind the salty-sweet combo. The saltiness really resembles that of Springbank. Some fresh barley notes kind of clean the nose when the glass is almost empty. And when the glass is empty, heavily burnt matter notes. Interesting!Palate: Peppery. Smoky. Salty. The salty gives a nice touch on the smoke. Sweet candy. Tantalizing burn.Finish: Long, mouth watering. Citrus fruit. Olive oil. Smoke of course. The almond/Brazilian nut combo. Very think and smooth. High quality stuff here. Ends up pretty dry.Balance: Not overly smoky, not overly sweet. Pretty balance. Would prefer a more pronounce presence of sherry just to make this whisky a bit heavier in terms of the nose. Overall a well-made whisky.Final: Pretty much like a standard bottling of Islay whisky. Verdict: Was expecting a lot more from it, as I remember the previous one I tried was mind blowing. Maybe a different batch? Or I kept the sample for too long and oxidation took away this whisky's charm. I got this kept in a 50ml sample bottle for more than 6 months, therefore the taste of this whisky might not be the same as it was straight from the bottle.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

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