Kilchoman 2009

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Original Cask Strength
Stated Age
05 years old
Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
59.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
03 Oct 2014 12:44 pm by Sendilkelm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 144.84

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2009

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.17 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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

    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. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Straightforward, understandable, with the aroma of roasted nuts, soot, citrus and hay, the taste is sweet with a slight bitterness, with nuances of salted nuts, butter and burning, the finish is developing, with notes of soot, malt and citrus.
    Very good, the fortress is insidiously hiding, you can’t give it a taste of more than 50%, and there it’s already under 60. I liked the interesting balance of creaminess and bright oven soot.

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

  8. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. VollePulle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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!


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