Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
85.48/100
votes
329
Whiskybase ID
WB66054
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
3rd Edition
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Butts and Hogsheads
Number of bottles
10000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210700676
Added on
29 mar 2015 2:20 pm by sheepsplitter
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 103.07

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Whisky reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

47 users have left 50 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.48 points.

  1. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not too dramtic kind of sherry peated whisky, balance, very rounded as the sweetness soften the peat.
    • Nose
      Rounded peat, dirty sherry, sugary sweetness, some salt, fragrance engine oil, barley, fruit candy.
    • Taste
      Delicate peat, balance with sherry sweetness, sooty
    • Finish
      Pretty long, sweet licorice and ashes

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  3. stalker1971 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. VEF206 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. TimkoT scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. notesofmalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Kilchoman Loch Gorm, 2010-2015, 3rd Edition, 46% alc. Ageing: sherry casks

    Nose: Heavy peat smoke. Old oil, workshop, saltpeter, burning pallets, but then it quickly becomes milder as it progresses. More cigar smoke and tobacco, some sea salt, and fruit aromas. Oranges, tangerines, lemon zest, sultanas and some milk chocolate.

    Palate: Quite creamy but aromatic, the Kilchoman starts just as intensively as in the nose. Ash and soot next to burnt fish. Again, blood oranges and tangerines, some oak and pepper. Slightly bitter orange marmalade, tarragon and cumin, fried bacon.

    Finish: Long and with lots of wood ash, the whisky now seems a bit softer. Only a note of pepper, together with ginger, tries to break something out of the profile.

    Conclusion: Young and really strong. A wonderful Islay malt, complex and slightly dirty. strong as an ox. 88/100 points (2022).

    www.notesofmalt.com

  8. ailean scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. chrisyeo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Tasted as sample of 30ml on 27 Mar - IWD

    Its my first Kilchoman
    The nose was killing me , the smoke was intense as its my first smoky Islay whisky

    The medicinal was lingering , heavy medicinal taste for me

    medium finish , burnt rubber , medicinal taste lingering

  12. maxgrey993 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Quite good for its price
    • Nose
      85 85
      Powerful strong smoke and soot, burnt saltpeter, smoked meats, engine oil. It gradually calms down and sherry motifs begin to appear: dried fruits, raisins, chocolate, fried sugar.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Soot, ash, matches, minerality (gravel?), A little caramel sweetness, raisins, spices. Seemed liquidish.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long-lasting, ashy, slightly soft skin and citrus, long and strict.

  13. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Serge rated this 90pts, let's see how much it fares in my book
    • Nose
      88 88
      On the nose, it has a bit of everything - burnt rubber, burnt wooden stacks, some light earthiness, sweet sherry notes, some blueberries and fruit jam. Bit of sulphur-ish, struck match, and the dried fruits become more apparent after a while. Chocolate with raisins appeared after a sip.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and savory, with gentle smokiness and saltiness. Nice sherry influence which is not overwhelming, with nice touch of wood smoke and oakiness. Some slight bitterness and licorice.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Rather long, tad of rubbery and nuttiness, dried orange peel, and warm smokiness.

  14. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The struck match gives it that certain something ...
    • Nose
      86 86
      Greeted with beautiful notes of sherry: raisins, dried figs, nougat, marzipan. Removes a torn match. Mild peat smoke. Blackberry jelly, cloves, allspice.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy and full of acceleration. Children - Em eukal with black cherries. Blackberries, warm peat smoke, malt, fresh bread dough, herbs.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Becomes a little thin, but smoke and sweet grape notes linger for a long time.

  15. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good standard, Kilchoman and Oloroso go very well together for me
    • Nose
      Spicy smoke blows towards you, tobacco, cigarette ash, lemon, plus rather dry sherry, some cinnamon, slightly malty, vanilla also comes through, freshly unpacked printer paper, some milk chocolate, but a slightly fresh and clearly spicy smoke is definitely dominant here , also flowery, it becomes more and more lovely over time
    • Taste
      creamy, sweet, chocolate, cinnamon smoke, plum, malt, ash, floral here too, some oak, the dominant note here is the creamy chocolate with ashy smoke, very pleasant to drink
    • Finish
      the chocolate becomes dark, slightly nutty, creamy, fresh smoke, minimally minty, the smoke loses its strength at the back, medium-long

  16. OKN scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  17. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Mild bonfire smoke, spicy with cinnamon, nutmeg and some ginger, blueberries, plum, piccalilly, a little nutty and a sawdusty wood note.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A red fruit candy sweetness, currants, greasy smoke, toasted wood, walnuts, tobacco, black pepper, ginger.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long: red fruit sweets, black liquorice, wet soil, spicy with leather, ashes and charcoal.

  18. Markie81 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Would be better on cask strength. And if it were cheaper.
    • Nose
      Delicious, subtle and balanced. Red fruit (raspberry / grape). Little peat. Lime.
    • Taste
      Tasty Peat. Candy. Raspberry / plum and lime. Buttery. Dry spicy. Light, summery. Bit thin.
    • Finish
      Peat, red fruit, earthy

  20. diamond2000 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: first, as it is not surprising, there is some kind of a mixture of ripe sweet fruits, then smoke of a fire mixed with prunes and dark raisins, oak bark, freshness, a little mint, coal dust, chalk, vinegar, not alcoholic.
    Taste: sweet, smoked bacon, prunes, raisins, marmalade, all that was lying in the smokehouse and well smoked, a little minerality.
    Finish: long, damped firewood, ashen, sweetness, hints of pine needles and flavored pipe tobacco.
    Rating: 86
    Bottom line: a little more interesting than his fellow Machir Bay, well done, especially pleased with the very long finish. But whisky is only 5 years old, not bad! For interest, Ugadale poured himself a little, and here, of course, everything became clear ... Kilkhoman looked like a poor relative in the background, and the price is not very different, and perhaps better to throw a little and get a drink of a completely different class.

  21. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  22. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  24. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Interesting and bit different Islay malt.
    • Nose
      Light, fresh and soft nose. Spices, light smoke and citrus. Everything in a nice balance, nothing dominant coming up.
    • Taste
      Soft fruit, peaty smoke first followed by spicy notes after. A little oily feeling on the side.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with a lingering smoke and citrus ending.

  25. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    From the unfortunately very rausschmeckbarem young age the best rausholtholt.
    • Nose
      Full, clear citrus notes such as lime and lemon, orange but also acid berries, chocolate and signs of smoke
    • Taste
      Sweet berries, apricot, partly immature with elegant smoke in between and more fruitiness, with some salt and spice
    • Finish
      Smoke, dry, smoke & berries remain

  26. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, lime, orange and gingerbread.
    • Taste
      Peat, tangerine, gingerbread and pepper.
    • Finish
      Peat, gingerbread and a little peach. Rather dry.

  27. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    salty and farmy
    • Nose
      maritime salty and peaty, grass,
      petrol whiff, cream, roasted sugar, rich honey, nuts
    • Taste
      sweet, butter, lime, grass, grain,
      peat, neutral spicy, fruit syrup, salt
    • Finish
      medium, fruity sweetness, smoke,
      oily, honey, peaty, grassy sweet, grass and nuts at the back

  29. Andytka3 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Tree sap smokes, burning rubber, fulls of plasticine, heavily peat
    which will surely pleased those smokey nose. Overtimes, sort of lemon-y,
    salt, seaweed, mineral come fore, a drift of welcoming freshness with a
    touch of sweet sugar cane. Good stuff.

    P- Tannin filled to give a dry mouth feel, follow by broad ripe dark sherry fruits, tasty. Well structure and solid. F- Medium-long, pleasant mouth coating with just the right spiciness,
    no unpleasantness despite the young age, very solidly constructed,
    memorable.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  30. FvanR scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Bron Whiskyfun.

    Kilchoman ‘Loch Gorm 2015’ (46%, OB, 2015) Five stars A vatting of ex-oloroso butts and ex-sherry hogsheads. Colour: amber. Nose: much, much dirtier than the Machir, and you see, we love dirt in our whiskies. Soot, damp gravel, saltpetre… In fact it’s got something of Longrow, which just can’t be bad news. Cigar ashes, smoked fish, brine, new plastic, engine oil, moss… All great! Mouth: oh very excellent! Same dirty side, ashes, sooty things, bitter oranges, plenty of salt, brine, our beloved olives, a touch of caramel and raisins, caraway… Well I guess I don’t have to oversell it. Finish: quite long, extremely well constructed, always appropriately dirty, a little leathery, citrusy (cleans the dirt), ashy… Comments: it’s a winner in my book, and it’ll join the same cluster as Benromach 10 and Kilkerran Bourbon. I should have tried it earlier. SGP:457 - 90 points.

  31. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      79 79

  32. Gaija scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A good surprise overall. The nose can get you a bit lost at times and the soapy / vinegary side can get tiring, but its complexity offsets it. Palate and finish are more coherent, and very enjoyable. A good effort on what sherry can - but usuallly doesn't - bring : rather than implementing a "cask layer", it here tweaks some sides of the distillate while muting others. Not your usual sherry-peat combo. Very intersting, but I tend to prefer the sweeter versions like Sanaig or Madeira better.
    • Nose
      Quite sulfury I must say, but as if the sulfur didn't come from the sherry, but rather from the distillate. Quite a lot of kohlrabi, aspargus, and brine. Green pepper, marinated garlic, gherkins in vinegar. Deviled eggs and mustard. All these kind of things, you know what I mean very well. Definitely complex ! Quite some lemon as well, fresh ginger, white wine … Feels a bit Japanese at times as well, with rice vinegar, wakame. There's a whole lot to sniff here ! There's a stale fruitiness that shows up. Take a green melon and add ashes and motor oil in place of cured ham and port. Yummy. Later arrives a very complex industrial side, with parget dust, rubber, a tiny bit of soap, of wool. A new synthetic tennis court, or a new car interior, or a new pair of shoes. I can't seem to express it better, hope you figure it out. Actually very little peat as such, it's integrated in the other elements. The only "evident" proof that sherry has been used is actually the very dirty nature of this nose. Very intersting, but maybe not extremely pleasurable.
    • Taste
      Excellent texture and alcohol integretion. It's very soft on the arrival but the next second, it blows ! Extremely earthy, sandy and biscuity now. The sherry markers are more obvious, and it's a very dry sherry we're talking about. Lemons became mandarines. Ash, iodine / chlorine and brine are still there, with the same dry spices : curry, caraway, cloves … More pleasurable and coherent than the nose, but a bit less complex. With further sips come softer sides. A peated hazelnut paste ? Brine-soaked apricots ? Between accesibility and firmness.
    • Finish
      Dry sherry, sulfury at that. Mandarines with cigar ashes, everlasting traces of vinegar and various earthy nuts. Wool and thuya. Dry stones. Long, austere and focused.

  33. Alex scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    interesting bottling with a lot of dry sherry influence, earthy peat smoke and good complexity, but also some quirky twist

  34. kot1803 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  35. ahroeen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  36. Dyno scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    great dram!
    is that a spicy pepper chili catch in the finish?
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  37. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Reviewed on my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/04/13/kilchoman-loch-gorm-blind/
    • Nose
      Ash. Mineral peat. Iodine. Something else in the back, not sure what. Gunpowder sherry. Aggressive nose but not high ABV. Salt. Tear gas. Lemon peel. Charred fruits.
    • Taste
      Ashy. Mineral peat. Salt. Charred wood. Tar. Pine sap. 
    • Finish
      Long. Oil smoke. Tar. Coal dust. Bitter wood and some dark cough syrup.

  38. Opeth83 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  39. sergey.zamyatin scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    In general, whisky is not bad, and would be quite a worthy candidate for a bar on a casual drink, if not for the price, because for such a price tag there are positions much more interesting.
    • Nose
      Dry and peat, with the smell of rubber car camera. Opened apple flavor with notes of green grass and a few berries. Good balance between dry and sweet with moderate peat
    • Taste
      Less interesting than taste, sweetness and a little grassy bitterness. A little further the playfulness of the young alcohol opens, which with sweetness makes this whisky very even pitiful. For all the narrowness of the palette of taste, it seems more mature than its 5 years
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is short, with bitterness and smoked.

  40. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: spicy; Herbs (heather?), Citrus fruits, subtle, lime-colored smoke
    Taste: Pepper, dry, smoky, spicy, a little sherry
    Finish: medium long, slightly dry, slightly sweet, smoke

  41. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blindverkostung
    • Nose
      Sweetness dominates the nose. Vanilla. Honey. Chocolate. Oranges. Grain. Heather. Behind a light peat smoke. The malt takes time in the glass, before the typical aromas of sherry storage show up.
    • Taste
      Spicy onset, from the sweetness is not much to feel. Pepper. Oak. Getting oilier. Torfasche.
    • Finish
      Long. Spicy. Oak. Torfasche. Dark chocolate.

  42. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      86 86

  43. Remko did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quote Whiskyfun.com - November 25, 2105

    Kilchoman ‘Loch Gorm 2015’ (46%, OB, 2015)  A vatting of ex-oloroso butts and ex-sherry hogsheads. Colour: amber. Nose: much, much dirtier than the Machir, and you see, we love dirt in our whiskies. Soot, damp gravel, saltpetre… In fact it’s got something of Longrow, which just can’t be bad news. Cigar ashes, smoked fish, brine, new plastic, engine oil, moss… All great! Mouth: oh very excellent! Same dirty side, ashes, sooty things, bitter oranges, plenty of salt, brine, our beloved olives, a touch of caramel and raisins, caraway… Well I guess I don’t have to oversell it. Finish: quite long, extremely well constructed, always appropriately dirty, a little leathery, citrusy (cleans the dirt), ashy… Comments: it’s a winner in my book, and it’ll join the same cluster as Benromach 10 and Kilkerran Bourbon. I should have tried it earlier. SGP:457 - 90 points.

  44. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

  45. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  46. Koloman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The first hole Gorm, in which the used ex-sherry barrels have indeed left traces.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  47. FernetBranco scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  48. fradin11 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  49. Gronqvist scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasted, at Copenhagen Malt Whisky Tasting Society, 8. May 2015.
    • Nose
      Soft and spicy with notes of citrus, chocolate, light smoke, herbal and peat.
    • Taste
      Soft and sweet with notes of sherry, vanilla, biscuits, smoked peat and oak.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet with notes of cherries, sweet sherry and peat.

  50. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  51. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 81 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

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