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Kilchoman 100% Islay

Overall rating
82.32/100
votes
154
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

€ 91,31

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.32 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. ahroeen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Landryn scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Keur scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  9. 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.

  10. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

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