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,
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.