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Kilchoman 2011

Overall rating
86.33/100
votes
235
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Cask Matured
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
Ex-Ruby Port Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210700584
Added on
07 Aug 2014 9:06 am by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 163,99

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235 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2011

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Uh yes, at which the ghosts should divorce. Not just the stuff. On the one hand, the fruit notes and the really beguiling sweet taste, but then this immature, which clouds the picture. Amazing Bourbon notes for a complete Port Maturation, if you like strong smoky whiskys, that's good. If not you will probably only see the mistakes. That probably explains the many bad reviews. Reviews beyond the 90 points are in my view but also greatly exaggerated.
    • Nose
      Strong smoke brand Kilchoman, with immediately red fruits, especially cherries and red grapes. Red grits with a lot of bourbon custard. Whitecurrants. Later comes something hay-like, but very different from the Speysidern, isolated and fresher. The alcohol bizzles something in between, but is in principle well integrated.
    • Taste
      Caramel pudding with salt, dark, almost viscous, chocolate sweetness. Then warms youthful, metallic bitterness in the ash rain, at the same time even tougher and sweeter, it is thought, every moment begins to pull strings. The alcohol is soft, goes well and pure.
    • Finish
      Medium long, tart fruity notes, also here with a bit youthful bitterness, but unobtrusive. Softens quickly sweet peat smoke.

  2. butt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Numwierum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I just like the young Port smoker and this one is doing really well too!

  4. Gere scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The sweet smoke note comes to me first, followed by raisins
    • Taste
      On the palate, the sweet smoke remains, plus dark chocolate and dark berries
    • Finish
      The smoky notes stick to the tongue for a long time

  5. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Port sweetness overpowering (well a bit) the Kilchoman style. A bit too sweet for me.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Is getting better and more smokey/islay style. Sweetness is still present for a lot.
    • Finish
      88 88
      At last..... the islay smoke power finally pushed the port sweetness back. This is much better. A bit of an unbalanced dram. Port influence is fierce, but its also just 3 years old (too young for this kind of cask)

  6. Dyno scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    expectations were high, very high for this 3yo port-matured kilchoman. Sadly, as ever, high expectations are a tricky thing. This is a very nice dram, but seems i might be less of a sucker for port-peat combo's - still a solid whisky!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    3 years old, good maturing, but I think the lot of port influence not harmonized well with the distillery character.
    • Nose
      Peat, forest fruits, salted caramel and mint.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Peat, pepper, salt, orange peel, herbals and honey.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy.

  8. fgg did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Behind the smoke and peat, the sweet traces of the port are easy to find.
    • Taste
      Soft-sweet taste hidden under a hint of smoke. A little water does good.
    • Finish
      Pleasant, medium finish.

  9. jeoff scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  10. Maltseller scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

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