Kilchoman 2009

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2014
Stated Age
04 years old
Bourbon barrels with Fino Sherry Casks Finish
328 & 329/2009
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Red Label
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
29 may 2014 6:21 pm by Roman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 247.45

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32 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Kilchoman 2009

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.10 points.

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A profile of fino sherry that was not expected.
    Open up over time so make sure to leave some to test later on. Rather closed at the start, initially would place it around 88 or 89.
    • Nose
      89 89
      BBQ meat, Worcestershire sauce - sweet, tangy, a little bit sour and savoury. A meaty chunk of bbq ribs.

      Light citrus in the mix, honey, vanilla, little sherry, toasted bread topped off with cranberry jam.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Charred grilled meats, ash cinders from a bonfire. Lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, orange juice, mint, and grass.

      Very strong sweetness paired with that intense whiff of smoke. Very very oily as well, some chocolate, red wine reduced, dry oak and bitter lemon.

      Spiciness comes from cloves, star anise and cinnamon. Pair that with bbq meats and its basically a briyani.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long and pleasant (light to medium), slightly bitter in a good way.

      Smoke just carries on and on, caramel fudge, green apples, cinnamon, roasted almonds, 30% dark chocolate.

      Some salty brine, not overpowering, just a wee bit in the background. Malty deliciousness, could pass off as a stronger breakfast dram.

      Salted fish and fermented shrimp can be tasted at the very end.

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  3. -sAxo- scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2014]  I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2014" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5.  My notes state a rather harsh and somewhat immature profile that improves with some water added.

  5. Albaron scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    Kilchoman something different. Smoky and very dry. Really fine in a suit downright, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      slightly tingling alcohol, honey, dry smoke, apricots, raspberries, citrus aromas, light grapes, a little coconut
    • Taste
      dry strong smoke, as from the grill, light grapes, honey, vanilla, some citrus, very dry
    • Finish
      Smoke stays and some vanilla nuts fade away

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    unfortunately I did not have enough of this whisky, but thank goodness Kilchoman has some other highlights in my portfolio
    • Nose
      pleasant smoke with a fresh minty note, honey, vanilla, floral, slightly herbaceous, light smoked bacon, hint of cinnamon
    • Taste
      directly greasy smoke, sweet, very intense, here you notice the fruity influence of Fino Sherry,
    • Finish
      pleasantly smoky, like charcoal grill, nice and long

  7. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Typischer Kilchoman Rauch. Unbeschreiblich, den hab ich immer in der Nase. Dahinter Minze und viel Honig. Auch Citrus Aromen kommen durch. 
    • Taste
      Boooom.. krass.. unverdünnt geht der schon ohne runterschlucken voll ab.. man muss sich beherrschen und sollte ihm viel zeit im Mund geben. Dann wird er wirklich unfassbar süß und bringt Honig und Vollmichschokolade hervor.
    • Finish
      Lang und echt süß, aber der Rauch kommt wieder..

  8. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    his young age leaves much to hope for
    for a 4y incredibly soft and harmonious
    with aspiring suspense and harmonious aromas
    a little noticeable metal note prevents the 90 points
    I really like him
    Ranking: 1.Abgang, 2.Nase, 3.Mund
    • Nose
      heather honey
      beautiful intense malty smoke
      with a lot of caramel and a fresh citrus flavor
      in the background scorched wood and herbaceous herbs
      Milk Chocolate & Fino Sherry
      very noble
    • Taste
      Smoke that tastes of caramel and malt
      with citrus note and fino sherrytouch
      very pleasant
      Herb herbs & burnt wood aroma
    • Finish
      Oak slightly bitter
      then again this great caramel smoke
      long delicious malt sweetness with caramel scent
      milk chocolate at the end ... ..

  9. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting notes by Kilchoman.
    • Nose
      Nice peat tempered by sherry, lots of spice with green apple

    • Taste
      A nice take on Kilchoman, a drier than normal sherry sweetness.

      Cinnamon, cloves and some apple and citrus flavours.
    • Finish
      The finish is very clean, fino dryness, long light sherry,

      nice mouth filling flavours.


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