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Overall rating
88.64/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Dumpy
Vintage
21.03.1972
Bottled
06.1994
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
206413
Number of bottles
230
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
94/1142
Added on
25 Jan 2009 1:22 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2912,66

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Whisky Reviews for Killyloch 1972 SV

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.64 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    That's a chameleon. A rich, sweet nose and an extremely dry oak board in the mouth and finish. Interesting are the citrus notes, which remain noticeable despite the oak cargo. Unlike many other old Lost Distillery, this is more than just interesting, but really delicious in its nature. And he's fun to explore, especially the excellent nose. In the mouth he remains a little volatile, but the finish is stronger again. Overall, he looks much older than the 22 years, which he only has.
    • Nose
      At the beginning, a slightly resinous note comes into play, pine needles, sweetish, vanilla, something that is known from very old (40+) single grains. After a few minutes in the glass it opens, at first a little bit of citrus, orange peel, but then clear sherry flavors, some dried fruit, walnuts. Overall spicy, but first sweet. The "second" nose still brings clearly lemon cake. The nose is a lot of fun.
    • Taste
      Tart, sherry, walnuts, oak, light citrus notes. The sweetness of the nose is barely noticeable. A fairly dry whisky with citrus and sherry notes.
    • Finish
      The finish is more on tart oak, some menthol, some pepper, surprisingly dry, the oak is very robust, rustic oak, almost sour. The whisky looks so much older. Then even some tobacco and a hint of smoke from the wood. After some time, the mouth still feels occupied, but the aroma does not last as long.

  2. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is quite good and has a nice complexity, although the fruit notes are clearly dominant. The taste is acceptable, but not as complex as the nose can be expected. The long finish finally reconciles something. "Classical" sherynotes are not exactly crowded. Considered neutral remains a decent, reasonably matured 22-year-old whisky, which, however, on the subjective level due to the extreme rarity has a unique selling point - which is why I look him the ghastly PLV. What I do not understand, however, are the many ü90 reviews. He is then too unobtrusive, especially on the palate.
    • Nose
      89 89
      bright fruits (peach, pear) and later hints of banana and citrus. Sweetness, vanilla and light floral notes. After a long time in the glass still discreet grain and oak.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet onset, vanilla and no further differentiable bright fruits. Bitterness comes on and stimulates saliva flow. The alcohol burns easily and could be better integrated.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long finish with bitter oak, walnut and vanilla.

  3. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Oh, that's something else. Totally resinous, it flows out of the glass, cones and pine needles.
    Over time, it becomes more floral, more citrusy. Two, three drops and again some air at the malt and he opens up properly. Lemon frosting, a flower meadow in bloom - especially many roses, lemongrass, yuzu.
    Even more time, a few drops of water and leather are more effective, nuts, raisins.
    A very complex and beautiful nose.

    Mouth:
    Sherry aromas and citrus fruit in great balance: lots of nut again (dominate peanut and hazelnut), raisins, figs. Lemon frosting and a dash of lime.
    With more and more time in the mouth it becomes herbaceous-dry, almost a bit like a good herbal brandy. Thyme, rosemary and fennel.
    That's funky, but in a positive sense, that pleases!

    Finish:
    Medium long, again herbaceous with a subtle Sherry sweetness.

    Conclusion:
    Ingenious, that's very different. First, this resinousness, which was also attractive, and then this development over time. Simply great!

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 1999]  I had another dram during the millennium tasting at
    Kyrburg.  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 this 90.  My notes state it was bottle no. 173 and the only known single cask bottling of a Killyloch at all (back in 1999).  It has a light sherry-nose and a very bold body and long finish when neat.  With some water added it gets smoother and better on the palate (stronger flavours), just the finish shortens a little.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October, 1998]  I had this dram during a tasting at Kyrburg.  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 this dram 87,5.  My notes state it is quite heavy and bold.  It significantly improves with some drops of water added.

    By the way, this was the only single cask bottling of a Killyloch.

  6. Kalle Grabowski scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What a sherry bomb !!! Incredibly dark he shows himself in the glass and has a great aroma. In the taste then an extreme sweetness, which introduces syrupy a pleasant finish. This whisky is definitely remembered. Unique and good. Win with the addition of water.

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