Kilchoman 2009

Overall rating
86.29/100
votes
178
Whiskybase ID
WB58578
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Original Cask Strength
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
9200
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210700591
Added on
03 oct 2014 12:44 pm by Sendilkelm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 220.96

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Whisky reviews for Kilchoman 2009

32 users have left 32 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.29 points.

  1. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It’s big, it’s bold, it’s this Islay whisky from Kilchoman! I really love it!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is bright and very smoky with notes of roasted slightly burnt nuts, furnace soot and lemon peel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is oily, ashy and has a beautiful profile of deep smokiness followed by honey and citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is long and warming with nice profile of ash and gentle smokiness with hints of honey and jacket potatoes.

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I didn’t drink enough Kilchomans to be able to say ‘oh this is a typical Kilchoman’ but I did anyway since my wife poured this one for me and didn’t mention what it was. From the start this gives a typical Kilchoman business card. Something that brought me back to my distillery visit instantly. Difficult to describe.
    • Nose
      Very beautiful! I didn’t expect this to be almost 60% abv. The alcoholic integration on the nose is close to being perfect, and if you take into account that this whisky is just 5yo, it is perfect! It is sweet and a wee sour. Ripe lemons and limes. Smoked meat which reminds me of Schwartzwälder schinken and in a pleasant way ashes. Salty bouillon. Some said ‘cold ash or cold smoke’ which I can understand completely. This is quite a refreshing dram!
    • Taste
      Incredibly gentle upon arrival. Right after that it’s citrusy character reveals itself unmistakably. For a 5 year old bourbon it delivers a really thick body with quite some whipped cream kind of sensations. Also there are traces of some mild spiced flavors like clove and nutmeg. I’m actually really stunned by the fact how this dram behaves on the palate! It is nothing short of insanity that a 5yo at almost 60% ABV is so balanced and the alcohol so well integrated. A job really wel done!
    • Finish
      The finish is rather long. Partly because of the peat but certainly also thanks to it’s rich and fresh citrusy flavors. It’s here where it’s youthfulness appears. Quite some malted barley and salted crackers. Due to the peat this doesn’t translate into sharp and edgy flavors but it remains rather balanced. The high ABV shines through the most in this part as well but the whole really keeps up it’s high game. Again citrusy flavors are present, somehow a little like in lemon and lime peel, not so much the fruit itself. The finale of the finish ends up a tad dry but it remains highly enjoyable.

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one Blind during the 17th BOL tasting "Islay Peat ... or not?"

    I guessed: Ardbeg, wrong!
    • Nose
      86 86
      big ashtray, loads of smoke, with some glue and alcohol. baking spices, seaweed, brussel sprouts.
    • Taste
      87 87
      hot and burning, sambal, meaty and some soy sauce, shovel full of ash, quite some spices. later some pineapple and apples with liquorice root.
    • Finish
      86 86
      not very surprising... peat, smoke, ash. perhaps some fennel?

  5. spnimcco scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nice composition without alcoholic pungency with smoke and sweetness. Clearly gained through the barrel strength

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    **Textbook**
    There are regular releases of the Original Cask Strength, which is consistently a vatting of former bourbon barrel. This release, distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2014, knew a release of no less than 9.200 bottles.

    It comes very close to the Machir Bay at cask strength that I recently tried, but is a lot less sweet on the nose. It offers up more cold ashes, lime juice and lots of herbal notes, as if someone threw in a handful of green herbs from the Provence in the cask.

    The arrival is suspiciously gentle, despite the fact that this is almost 60%. But it does not need water. Grand smoke development. Pebbles in the mouth, peat and lime, ashes and tabasco. Midpalate some honey, vanilla and apples appear.

    Nicely long, warm and spicy finish with a bitterness of tannins at the death.

    Textbook edition of bourbon cask matured Kilchoman, just the way I like it.

  7. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Bright roasted nuts with furnace soot, lemons, butter, citruses and hay.

    RATING: 86pts - [n22,t21,f22,b21] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  8. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Only five years - actually not to be believed. At the back he shows some smoke - much more than at the beginning - but you don't get the feeling that the smoke conceals the lack of age.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Cold smoke, an ashtray full of old glowing stems. Lemon slices, vanilla, honey. Despite the clear smoke, it has a refreshing effect. Mild herbal mix. No green notes at all.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Despite the almost 60% alcohol content, it is surprisingly pleasant on the tongue. Present smoke, warmer than in the nose. Peaty, less ashy. Lemon juice, pepper, nutmeg, hot pepper spice. A little lovage. Machine oil, seaweed. Vanilla icecream.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In the end, smoke and lemon remain the dominant aromas. Not too long in the finish, but still so long and dense that you would not expect five years of aging.

  9. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. VollePulle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Roland7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Salt, lemon, chicken broth, peppers, toasts, potatoes in a uniform, corn, walnuts, fried peanuts, chocolate truffles, mint, medicines, ashes, concrete, sulfur, dust. Oily and very gastronomic!

  12. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    17e BOL-tasting van de ProefOlympics. ‘Islay Peat... of niet? Best whisky of the evening.
    • Nose
      Spices - pepper, nutmeg, peaty, ashes, fruity - red apple, citrus and pine apple. Snap beens, liquorice, rubber and sweet pine apples.
    • Taste
      Pepper, asshes, pine apple, briny, liquorice - trekdrop and honey.
    • Finish
      A bit drying with ashes, peaty and vanilla.

  13. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Previously rated the whisky 89 points, now 87. Compared to 2017 Machir Bay and 2018 Loch Gorm, it is a bit less complex. Where I like the enormous amount of smoke in the CS good.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good barrel molding, very rich and energetic, a bit harsh, bitter-sweet in general, good work with the fortress.
    • Nose
      Saturated, dry, first nose - plaster, lemon; Smoked bacon, light mild notes, fermented apple juice, corn, a few bandages, ash.
    • Taste
      Sharp, fatty, sweet-peat, light pepper, ash, peat, syrup, bitter young bark.
    • Finish
      Spicy, smoky-peat, bitter-sweet, grassy bitterness, oak, smoked products, citrus fruits.

  15. Glennie scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. fradin11 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  17. u485tfu scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    84P

    Nose: ham, fire, blackcurrant, earthy, salty

    Taste: Extremely oily substance, such as lubricating oil, which initially burns into the maws. Then ham, warm fire, tar, also vanilla, medicinal

    Finish: wood fire, light vanilla nuts

    Verdict: great Islay, ideal for warming up

  18. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Bond scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Water recommended, but not a necessity.
    • Nose
      Lemon, tons of salt, cold smoke. Tar. Dust.
      + H2O: less smoke
    • Taste
      Creamy. Farmyard, Salt'n'Pepper, Maritime, like swiming in the ocean and the waves beweting your lips. Cold cigar smoke.
      +H2O: way sweeter, lemons, grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Medium. Smoke persisting. Gaining sweetness.

  20. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  21. steinrich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. Laga93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A delicious malt that convinces with its strength (Islay pure).
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  23. Gloin scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The whisky is delicious and the alcohol was very well integrated. Despite the high percentages, I could drink the whisky well undiluted. But somehow I'm not so clear with Kilchoman. There's something in the Brennereicharakter that bothers me and prevents me from peaking without that I could name it closer. It reminds me a bit of the foul fruit note that is inherent in all the Cooley whiskys, but not so strong and austere, not so sweet. Therefore, I have solid, good, but also more down to earth 82 points

  24. Dyno scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    initial taste from fresh bottle was not convincing... but after a couple of weeks this one proves to be a true cracker. very very nice kilchoman indeed. very strong, great! best enjoyed with a little splash of spring water.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Kilchoman with a long finish, but at the end remains next to the great salty note a slightly bitter taste in the palate.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  26. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  27. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a great, above-average bourbon keg Kilchoman. Since the distillery has not let it rag again. Water recommended!
    • Nose
      Pur: Da isser, the benchmark Kilchomanduft. The very clean maritime flavor with the pleasant not too heavy smoke level, a lot of sweet salt air, as in the sugar candy when you just whistling a salty red. Malt, slightly grassy, ​​lemony, he just can not hide the youth. Simple and round and typical Islay. That's the way it has to be. With water: sweeter, still maritime, opens quite well. Better with water!
    • Taste
      Pure: intense, also sharp smoky sweet onset, quite dry and very spicy. Caraway, liquorice, vanilla and mixed bread. Clean and tasty. With water: Hmmm, also here much more pleasant, hardly any sharpness, salt even more superficial, also more sweetness. Here too he benefits.
    • Finish
      long for the age, smoky and spicy.

  28. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    strong, burning alcohol, sweet phenolic smoke, sugary, a bit harsh and sprittig, you notice the youth, with water the smoke is a bit "dirty", cinnamon, seaweed, beach air, next to the smoke is little, extremely sour in the mouth! like a bite into a lemon, then smoke and alcohol, really cooling, mint / menthol, slightly bitter towards Zesten, the sugary sweetness stays in the end ... what a rollercoaster ride, interesting, but a bit too impetuous

  29. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Despite nearly 60% of the alcohol is not intrusive, overall I liked the Machir Bay in cask strength of the German Roadshow but a little better.
    • Nose
      typical Kilchoman, fresh smoke rising from cold coal with citrus notes and other sour fruits such as quince and mirabelle, but also a slight malty sweetness,
    • Taste
      directly sweet, then dry smoke, intensive charcoal, the creamy sweetness consists of a salty, acidic note
    • Finish
      a combination of smoke and salt, leaving cold ashes behind

  30. mortimer scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Kilchoman in cask strength, Islay pure, almost 60% alcohol. Of course, I expected a peat bomb that really makes fire under the nose. Not even close. He is "only" with 20 ppm pitched, so about half peat strength compared to the "South Coast monsters" of Ardbeg or Laphroaig. In the nose initially quite behave and surprisingly little smoke. For a fresh sweetness of bright fruits. Quince, Lichee, Mirabelle? On the palate and especially in the finish, the peat then makes noticeable, but not with the crowbar, but in a very elegant way and for Islay conditions in a rather light form. For a 5 year old whisky he is already very mature and well balanced. The sweet freshness and the light smoke play together. The result is considerable and I'm looking forward to the next batch of 2015. 89 P.

  31. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  32. morris scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Very nice little smoke monster. Young, refreshing with beautiful citrus notes. Well done!

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