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Kilchoman 100% Islay

Overall rating
82.57/100
votes
164
Whiskybase ID
WB54557
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 4th Edition
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210700522
Added on
08 may 2014 7:03 am by Dockside
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 108.94

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164 × member ratings

446 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.57 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The 4th Edition is pretty much what I like so much about 100% Islay by Kilchoman: lemony, not too mildly smoky, ex-bourbon barrel flavors. And for his young age he is already incredibly advanced - which is what sets Kilchoman apart in general.
    Kilchoman Online Tasting Through the ages 100% Islay:
    New Make - 2nd Edition - 4th Edition - 11th Edition
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A little less than the 3rd edition, but still: This is more mature than the numbers suggest. The youth was still recognizable in the nose, but there is hardly anything left in the finish. The fruitiness is also really nice, but at times plays the Islay character on the wall.

    Full review, alongside all other 100% Islay up to the 11th edition:
    Part 1: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/08/kilchoman-100-islay-teil-1/
    Part 2: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/15/kilchoman-100-islay-teil-2/

  3. spnimcco scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Slightly smokier than its predecessor

  4. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-22-2020.

  5. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I'm pretty sure that's from Islay. A really good smoker, just the thing to enjoy a nice malt without thinking too much about it.
    90-88-88 = 88

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    I would have bet on Islay, but would probably have landed on the south coast or at Bunnahabhain. Of course, Kilchoman absolutely fits! It is interesting that I still felt the first 100% Islays (inaugural, 2nd and 3rd) as very immature, of which nothing was felt here. In principle, this is already normal with Kilchoman with the young grenades.
    • Nose
      90 90
      First extremely closed, only strangely musty notes and freshly cut vegetables (green beans?) Can be found, and possibly again, smoke? He gets time first. After he has received, but show quite rich flavors. Yellow groats, disinfectants, bare rock, stone dust, and probably another idea smoke. However, some strange, indefinable notes are still there. It warms more and more stranger, unfolds a wild chemical cocktail and changes with each additional degree, which is heated to the whisky. Nothing that could even be described in any way. Later, apart from disinfectants and coal fires, there is nothing left to be felt.
    • Taste
      88 88
      In the mouth, he is no longer so strange in the least. Strong acidity and the typical malty peat sweetness, much more than expected in the nose, give a rendezvous, to the back also a few tart notes. The acid turns fruity, citrusy and chemically. The alcohol is normally strong, the mouthfeel slightly oily.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is relatively long, it warms significantly, acidity, sweetness and slight bitterness hold evenly, in the end, an ash occupancy of the tongue really long.

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A strange sweet note in nose and taste dominates, which makes it not great but not bad either.
    But by far not the best Kilchoman I've tasted.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Some peatsmoke, salty, some citrus, sea breeze, and a somewhat strange undefinable odour.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Pretty soft, some pepper, peatsmoke and ash, some strange sweet taste as well.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Spicy, some pepper, smoke and ash. Middle long, some sweet notes as well.

  7. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An interesting whisky, which I believe showcases its origins, the raw ingredients like barley, peat and yeast. It certainly harbours potential, but at this moment I find it still too young, too green. Wait a few years and this might become a great whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A slow starter probably with not too much going on in the nose. A very light smokiness and a few pinches of salt, some barley sugar, apples, and sour dough. It is starting to talk more loudly with in particular more oranges, and becomes better and better with more other fruits, including some barely ripe mango and papaya, a spoon of pumpkin puree. It remains light, with a large new make-y character, notes of agricôle white rum, agave, like in mezcal.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pretty punchy with a sandy, salty peat, which I find quite typical of Kilchoman. It appears very pure with good healthy grains (not like in grain whisky mind you), breads, sesame or poppy seeds, pine resin, and more breads. Very nice, very good, but, eh, young. Then more smoke, slightly acrid, a hint of glue and sour dough. It remains very fresh, with some added lemon juice, tar, and mezcal.
    • Finish
      84 84
      More of the above.

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- Sweet grassy reeds, delicious roasted malt, maple syrup, also the marine side peated tarry, burning leaf and coal, sea sprays with dash of wood nuances, some sulphur whirling on. (87/21)

    P- Toasty smokes with sweet ripe tropical fruits, roasted hot salts and tangy. Wee light on texture. (86/20)

    F- Medium-long, like the dryness and bites, relatively clean with subtly spicy, tinge of sweet maltose lingers. (88/22)

    B/B- 87/21

    Cereal- 3, Fruity- 2, Floral- 1, Peaty- 3, Feinty- 0, Sulphury- 1, Woody- 2, Winery- 1

    Weighted Rate- 84pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Sweet grassy reeds, delicious roasted malt, maple syrup, also the marine side peated tarry, burning leaf and coal, sea sprays with dash of wood nuances, some sulphur whirling on. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Toasty smokes with sweet ripe tropical fruits, roasted hot salts and tangy. Wee light on texture. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, like the dryness and bites, relatively clean with subtly spicy, tinge of sweet maltose lingers. (88/22)

      B/B- 87/21

      Cereal- 3, Fruity- 2, Floral- 1, Peaty- 3, Feinty- 0, Sulphury- 1, Woody- 2, Winery- 1

      Weighted Rate- 84pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  9. ahroeen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Landryn scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  12. Keur scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  13. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Blindverkostung
    • Nose
      Full load of peat bag. Freshly crushed pepper. Maritime notes. Lemon zest. Distant nuances of nail polish remover testify to the youth of the malt.
    • Taste
      Soft and reserved. Pepper. Torfasche. Salt. Over time, traces of vanilla appear.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Spicy start. Wet earth. Ash. Mocha.

  14. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. Segens scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A good nose and a good taste but the finish is quite wooden and bitter. A few months/years more would have been better on this Kilchoman :-)

    Nevertheless for its money (70€) it is a dram which makes fun

  16. squaadgras scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Whiskyclub Spakenburg

    Kilchoman tasting 02-2015
    • Nose
      citrus, sweet peat, smoke, spices - cinnamon, ashes, vanilla, fruity - apple and pear and later cake baking mix

      overall a bit young but tasty
    • Taste
      peat, smoke and some fruits - exotic fruits
    • Finish
      medium drying with spices, smoked ham, pepper and seaweed

  18. Koloman scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  19. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  20. dankin scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Had this in a blind Tasting

    Nose smells like a peated grappa, but not a good one....

    In my optinion one of the wordt quality kilchomans I tried.

  21. Mushinico scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  23. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Soft, delicate, fresh, lemon, citrus, peat smoke
    • Taste
      Fruity (pears, peaches), citrus, peat smoke
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, maritime, fruity

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  25. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice and well done.
    • Nose
      Dry and grassy, ​​dusty too. It develops and evolves well towards the floral with the time. It crashes unfortunately after aeration of a quarter of an hour.
    • Taste
      Salt dominates, then settles to give way to smoke and slightly sugary white fruits.
    • Finish
      A pepper wave, and the return of salt.

  26. Den Blieken scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. Den Blieken scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Smoke, spicey, pepper and sweet
    • Taste
      Smoke
    • Finish
      Long finish and light creamy,smoke

  28. Hansi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    When water is added, the yellow fruits are even more noticeable; very similar to the 3rd edition; a little less peat smoke in the taste than this
    • Nose
      Relatively subtle peat smoke nose, then fresh fruitiness, yellow cooked fruits (pear compote), strawberry, vanilla, some citrus, then honey and nut, alcoholic pungency stings something in the nose, but then vanishes, also some woody / spicy notes (furniture polish), hardly metallic
    • Taste
      Fairly oily, fruity-sweet (many yellow fruits), marshmallows, tingling sharpness on tongue, slightly bitter
    • Finish
      Medium long, slightly dry and smoky, slightly bitter and spicy, hardly metallic

  29. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, herby and floral aspects linger alongside vanilla and soft gentle peat smoke on the nose. Noticeably less peated than other Kilchoman releases (including Machir Bay), so lighter and perhaps more 'elegant'. Crisp peat and sweet fruits dominate the palate leading to a lingering, soft and smoky finish. Lovely stuff, clearly still youthful, but classy.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  30. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  31. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    ’Same story thus far for Kilchoman’
    N: Young spirit hence bananas and pears. Dusty, watery, saline character, which-hazel, a little pepper and a touch of cowpat.
    T: Malty, a touch of yeastiness, stringent and harsh on the front of the palate.
    F: Wisp of match smoke from charred staves.
    C: Same story thus far for Kilchoman, give it time and this distillery will shine but i do struggle with these constantly immature releases by Kilchoman. This forth edition 100% Islay is slightly more improved compared to the third but will they gain a reputation for producing unripe produce by the time the real stuff is available in quantity? We shall see.

    Scores a B[-]

  32. Dockside scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Kilchoman have selected 40 first fill bourbon barrels, 32 five year old and 8 four year old for the limited edition bottling which will be available worldwide.  
     
    The 100% Islay whisky range is unique. It is produced from barley grown at the distillery, and every step of the production is completed onsite so it is literally 100% Islay from barley to bottling. This is only lightly peated compared to the more heavily peated Kilchoman Machir Bay and Loch Gorm expressions.

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