Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
05 years old
Bourbon Barrels
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
24.10.16 16/76
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
02 Jan 2015 4:15 pm by tmaenpaa

Average value

€ 79,00

17 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

230 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Saligo Bay

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.30 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In the nose I first had to think of Kilchoman. There was something in the smoky note that evoked Rockside Farm. On the tongue I was then first at Ardbeg 10 - this smoke, this lemon ... back out I was then in a big peat ...
    I like it a lot. I would say he comes from Islay, has 46%, is mostly matured in bourbon barrels, is 10 years old.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Cold and spicy smoke, which initially stands like a curtain before other flavors. Then come lemon zest, grapefruit and tangerine juice. Spices in small doses: black pepper, thyme, rosemary. The smoke is retained for a long time. Something bitter honey pushes in, the lemon becomes even clearer and connects to the smoky note.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pleasant and gentle on the tongue, with clear peat smoke and smoked lemon slices. In addition, properly hot tar paper and phenol, salt herring and marine diesel. The smoke is spicy and cooling. Marjoram, thyme, rosemary on the tongue, mild oak. Some almond paste. Now also orange zest. Becomes slightly dry, but keeps its nicely smoky initial character.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still very smoky. Slightly dry, lemony. Milk chocolate now dresses the mouth as far as the peat smoke allows.

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Young and straightforward, and quite sweet due to a lot of bourbon influence, much like contemporary Laphroaig 10. Nice and solid, but I would have appreciated it more were the distillate less muted by the casks.

  3. Ostfriese scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice, honest whisky from Bourbon barrel. Straight and straight. Pleasantly balanced aromas that are wonderfully interwoven with the smoke. I like it!
    • Nose
      Very present, but pleasant camp fire smoke rises directly in my nose. Gradually, vanilla and citrus flavors prevail, before grains and light wood flavors emerge from the background. A light sweetness is present throughout.
    • Taste
      At first it looks a bit thin, almost watery, but then the camp fire smoke spreads suddenly in the mouth. It is followed by citrus, vanilla and peppery notes. The smoke is even stronger.
    • Finish
      The smoke penetrates into the warming finish and remains present for a long time. The cereal notes also return and are accompanied by mineral notes. Sweet vanilla and hints of coffee complete the finish.

  4. vojt466 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Good, easy drinking for every occasion. The price is traditionally kilhoanovky slightly excited, but what ..
    • Nose
      Strong gum, peat, citrus, fruit jam, vanilla and light sea tones
    • Taste
      The first taste of vanilla and chocolate with smoke, later comes a quite pronounced ginger spice combined with apricot jam, citrus and, of course, a good dose of peat and burned rubber in combination with smoked smoke
    • Finish
      In reverberation mainly peat, gum, pronounced spiciness, apricots, gradually drying - medium long

  5. Rom scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    The nose is reminiscent of a young Ledaig, charcoal, vegetal notes, liquorice and cold ashes. The mouth, sweet enough, is dominated by a powerful peat mingled with iodine. The texture lacks a bit of thickness. Long finish on medicinal plants reminiscent of gentian. Interesting dram that brings immediate pleasure.

  6. maltsabine scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Like it a lot. Nice balance to it all and substantial flavors to disguise most of the young spirit. Imagine that some really good Buffalo Trace casks have been selected for this one. With that said, 220€ is ridiculous for this whisky.

    (Rating interval 82-85)
    • Nose
      Peat smoke and fresh lemons to start with. Some herbal notes, mint and vanilla to back it up but also some young slightly rough barley spirit, not yet integrated with the wood as expected from young whisky. But not always obvious in Kilchoman though.
    • Taste
      It arrives with some sour peat smoke and plastic. Followed by a quick development with pepper and vanilla sugar, the peat smoke gets stronger and continue into the finish, the barley spirit comes through again.
    • Finish
      Finish is about peat smoke and black pepper. The plastic from the arrival is there and turns into some flinty mineral. It is still backed up by some sweetness that is more like artificial sweetener than vanilla sugar from the development. Quite nice balance in the finish.

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84


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