Kilchoman Sanaig

Overall rating
85.12/100
votes
357
Whiskybase ID
WB66876
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
28.09.2015
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
SAN 28/9/15 15/59
Barcode
5060210700607
Added on
14 apr 2015 9:09 am by Roman
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59.47

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717 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kilchoman Sanaig

72 users have left 77 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.12 points.

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice Kilchoman with a slight sherry kick, at that time the sherry content in the Sanaig was a bit more subtle, but I have to admit that I also really liked the newer, darker Sanaigs
    • Nose
      Smoked bacon, barbecue, sweet smoke, campfire, the sherry unfolds its effect, creamy, raisins, somehow cold and fresh, cinnamon, quite smoky, greasy, caramel, also vanilla, if you smell behind the sherry, then the bourbon casks come through well , butter biscuit a squeeze of lemon, but the sherry is already on, after the first sip actually pickled gherkins, less sherry than before tasting
    • Taste
      Immediately very sweet, raisins, strong smoke again, lemon, a bit watery from the mouthfeel, but the taste is intense, cinnamon, dry smoke, the second sip is creamy, cinnamon smoke dominates here with a light sherry sweetness
    • Finish
      Very smoky, ash, lemon, now the lighter bourbon casks are more likely to come through, no more sherry, vanilla, long lasting and the smoke lingers!

  2. JoachimV scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Plasters, dates, apricots, meat on the bbq, cinnamon and mint.
    • Taste
      Cola, smoke, dates, oranges, lemon, dark honey, cinnamon, mint, pepper and salt.
    • Finish
      medium length. Smoke, oranges and cola.

      I kept a sample from a bottle I bought last year (it was a fairly dark version).
      I had a hard time getting through the bottle and even now (+ 1 year later) it didn't taste quite right to me.
      It's not sharp and there's plenty to explore in it, but it's not entirely my taste.
      I prefer the Machir Bay.

  3. fnk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  4. Bembel scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruit compote, caramel, soft chimney smoke.
      Later light vanilla and citrus.
    • Taste
      Citrus and light fruits with good iodine peat smoke. Permanent sweet and dry oak.
      Salivation. Slightly metallic youth.
    • Finish
      medium length Citrus and peat smoke, oak.

  5. Hsh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    4.05 Try again and judge
    Tobacco Flavored Smokey Box
    fresh lemon juice

    It's like a drink made with raspberries and lemon juice smoked over charcoal.
    Compared to Fusion, it did not have a colorful spice feel, but it was intuitively easy to drink and delicious.
    The rock bear who has upgraded this makes me want to eat it
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Wolf68 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. MJ84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. MJ84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  11. ChrisE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Gweddry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet drier smoke and peat, BBQ sauce, malt, cherry liqueur, sherry, lemon, bricks, dark chocolate, kofola, cola, caramel, mango, butter, weak omelette, mint, cinnamon, goes into the salt
    • Taste
      sparkling, creamy, sweet, smoke, nuts, cocoa, dried fruits
    • Finish
      long, weak omelette, vegetables, chili, forest honey,

  13. keizerjos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    My very first Kilchoman.
    The smell is that of tobacco smoke at its best. Like as an ex-smoker, so very sometimes I suddenly smelled a wapper from a cigarette (Gauloise is famous / infamous) and can smell not horrible but just as deeply, full of homesickness and desire, longing back for the rare spicy comfort that cigarettes so very sometimes bring .
    Addictions bring out the lyrical poet in people, you can see that again here. Vincent had his Absinthe, Paul & John had LSD, I had la dame Gauloise.
    On the palate, the smoke is mild, juicy (juicy smoke? Omvlee, are you okay?) And constructive - it supports and enhances the mild cherry, wood and (far away ...) vanilla notes. Softly sweet, complete, casual and without harsh notes, this whisky is complete but has no outliers, which makes it a bit anonymous. The sherry is not very present, and that was the reason why I bought it.
    The finish is warm, peppery, drying in the mouth, with woody notes and ash.
    Conclusion: good stuff. Promises more (sherry) than it delivers. Not much depth - NAS, low price, let's go. Pull up a cigarette after 13 years of abstinence. And thanks. I still have the rest of the bottle.

  14. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Malthead19 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    - a good classic smoky single malt
    - solid and easy to drink, but still lack depth
    or a special note that distinguishes him
    - still looks very young and one-dimensional
    - the smoke covers the lack of ripening time
    • Nose
      light smoke, a little sherry (but very subtle), woody
    • Taste
      powerful sweet-smoky appearance, smoke continues to develop in the mouth, earth, ash, oak, relatively little noticeable from sherry
    • Finish
      medium-long smoky finish;
      medium-long smoky-spicy aftertaste

  16. Astrid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Surprise, surprise - for its young age, extremely complex and multi-layered with delicious flavors that complement each other wonderfully and shake hands. Memories of Amrut are awakened. Bottling: SAN 07.07.2015 15/35 - marriage of 4- & 5-years Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks.
    • Nose
      87 87
      fine and at the same time strong smoke with maritime and campfire-like elements, caramel, some iodine, orange and tangerine, syrup, sherry including fruit compote: ripe plum, fermented banana, fresh kiwi, juicy honeydew melon, set mango, yellow peach, sweet pear, tart apple as well red grapes, plentiful BBQ and grill aromas, brine, vanilla and cinnamon, leather, beeswax, marzipan slide over the fruit
    • Taste
      85 85
      First a honey-sweet BBQ, then a lot of campfire smoke and strong spice with nutmeg and a hint of black pepper, fruity sherry with plum compote and orange, hints of cherry, very salty-maritime, banana, bitter oak, earthy coffee beans, slightly charred grilled food, caramel
    • Finish
      86 86
      Leathery smoke, sweet, sherry, BBQ and honey again, ash, removes oak and caramel, tart and earthy notes form the structure, apricot, long-lasting and warming ash

  17. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Solid malt. The sherry influence makes it relatively easy to drink and softens it. Compared to other Kilchomans he seems to me but maybe a bit too smooth.

  19. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Peat smoke dominant with a light sweetness. Balanced, but restrained.
    • Nose
      88 88
      BBQ Peat, sweet, cranberry, vanilla, salty, iodine
    • Taste
      86 86
      Earthy peat, balanced sweetness, pepper, hint of sherry fruits
    • Finish
      84 84
      Nice heat linger, smoke and salt

  20. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Salty nose, tide, seaweed, sea spray, mud and a good full-bodied peat. The sherry is tasty, thick, leather and red fruits. Quetsches, cherry pudding, black grapes, morello cherries, blackcurrant, cranberry. A bit of very rare meat, braised with shallots, a good flank steak no doubt. The palate is from the same barrel, peat, prune, sandalwood, Armenia paper, wine sauce, a little bloody. Spices, but not too strong, pepper, cloves, saffron. The finish is smoky, quite controlled. Heather earth, damp tree bark, truffle.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/11/kilchoman-sanaig.html
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. BeatF scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    Wonderfully rounded and heartwarming everyday drop! Has that something of the animalistic, metallic sound of the first Kilchomans, which is no longer dominant, but gives the little water a good character.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Torfaschige odors spread already when opening the bottle and pouring into the dram. As soon as the nose approaches the glass, the initial scent is enveloped by crystallized honey, citric elements and caramel. Masterfully composed: peaty, sweet, sour and a bit sharp (peppery).
    • Taste
      83 83
      Goldiciously oily, the potion flows into the throat and unfolds there its pleasant effect.
    • Finish
      83 83
      When swallowing, the main components (peat, honey, spices, but also soft pepper) separate a bit, but find balanced again and remain medium in length.

  22. schengel10 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Well done - a decent Islay Malt!
    [Color] bright gold;
    • Nose
      fruity, woody smoke aromas, sherry, spice, oak;
    • Taste
      powerful sweet onset, citrus fruits, aromatic smoke, ashes, some sherry, oak, pepper, tingling, young, complex;
    • Finish
      medium-long, oily finish; in the aftermath smoke and nice pepper;

  23. TastefulScotch scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Grutslurp scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Meaty and fruity
    • Taste
      Peat and sherry combine to a BBQ smoke reminiscent flavour.
    • Finish
      Dry, vegetal peat, and some of the sherry meatiness sticks around.

  25. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Young, unpretentious, but unexpectedly dense for its low fortress, cohesive, spicy.
    • Nose
      Open, smoke-peat with a tangible admixture of juicy fresh rubber, fire charcoal, burnt branches, in style close to Ardbeg.
    • Taste
      Dense, sufficiently saturated for such a young Molta, sweet, with a soft peppery wave, cream, condensed milk, ash, activated charcoal.
    • Finish
      Sweet-smoky, coals, ash, condensed milk.

  26. berarith73 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  27. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very successful this sherry finish!
    • Nose
      The nose is peaty, dry peat, mineral, dry fruits and exotic.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is round, peat fades before the grapes and spices.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium-long on smoke and fruit.

  28. Zoltavar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  29. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. Dyno scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  31. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A tasty drop, Islay somewhere between Bowmore & Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      That's where the air comes in ... :-) Fresh salty sea air opens up the olfactory circle, before wood smoke mixes with industrial notes of coke, vents and echoes of tablet tubes. In addition to the typical for Kilchoman vanilla notes & soft fruits. After the addition of water, the fresh air has turned into mist, which is permeated by cool smoke, the scent of damp peat, brine and caramel.
    • Taste
      Starts open and clear as sea air. Then a slight bitterness chokes underneath, before industrial smoke regains its upper hand. At a distance, I thought I saw Sherry. Towards the end a small peppery pungency. With the addition of water, brine struggles with caramel syrup & vanilla. This encounter is framed by white pepper; the lid on the pot forms a moment of brief dryness.
    • Finish
      Raisins, a colorful mix of chocolates (with alcohol), a little salt, some nougat (!!!) and with time sweet lemon notes. If you have added water to the Sanaig at the beginning, the finish offers vanilla, caramel, some sweetened lemon juice, a few peaty notes and smoke. Towards the end, white pepper powder occupies the tongue.

  32. whisky_universe scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  33. Glenladdie scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  34. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  35. TheWhiskyAgent scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Welcome to the farm!!! Huge nose with many things you would find in the country side. Horses, tack, leather saddles, wet gravel and very intense cold bonfire. Also smoked bacon, warm fruit compote and rock candy in there. After the first sip I get smoked Figs (should try that) and some raisins. Taste: Eating an ashtray (yum;), a tad oily, sweet and a little oak. Malt porridge, brine and menthol cigarettes (in Whisky that’s ok). After adding water the whole is a lot more toned down. Just a hint of smoke and the horses have run away. All that’s left is the saddles in a far corner. A little bacon is left over as well. The ashtray is just half full this time and the oiliness  and the oak are gone. Nevertheless, the best swimmer so far. Finishes long and warming with an aftertaste of old cask and, you guessed it, smoke. Love this!!!

  36. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  37. Andytka3 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Coconut
    and grilled fruits smokes, spicy and pungent on nose with cool steel.
    Burn trees. Sour fruits and oily on palate with subtle salty peat.
    Short-medium and fading. Light body in general when compare to other
    releases.

    — at The Bowmore House on Islay, The secret vault.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  38. fgg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  39. fgg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    After the Machir Bay and the 2008 Vintage, which are favorites of mine, this one is a pleasant Kilchoman surprise.
    • Nose
      Light smoke, sweet fruit and a lot of vanilla. Also a lot of common sweetness.
    • Taste
      At first the sweetness of the fruit and the vanilla come in but at the end it is overtaken by smoke.
    • Finish
      A medium long, smoky finish with a sweet touch. 

  40. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Too bitter on the nose and palate. Soft palate with underlying fruit, but somewhat flat and one dimensional. 
    • Nose
      Soft peat, ripe apple, soft smoke, burnt sugar.
    • Taste
      Soft arrival. Bitter, vegetal peat and underlying sweet fruit. A whiff of smoke. 
    • Finish
      Bittersweet smoke and spice. Medium finish fades to bitter light smoke. 

  41. peterjpvanas scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Colour: amber

    Nose: Sweet fruit combined with hints of coffee and mild peat.

    Taste: Pleasing, More fruity than nose suggests. Peach, but with chocolate, dried fruits, raisins etc. as you taste peat climbs up in hierarchy. Peppery.

    Finish: reasonably long, some burnt or ashy notes. 

    Presentation: true to the Kilchoman style
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      78 78

  42. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This Kilchoman fills up the gap between the Machir Bay and the Loch Gorm. It is a nice easy to drink Kilchoman and I bet there is a good audience for it. But for me it is too unoutspoken. I'd rather have the balls of the Machir Bay or the Loch Gorm.
    • Nose
      Very farmy and Kilchoman-like nose. Smoke, hay and animal droppings. There is some dark fruit to, like figs and plums. Lacks a bit of power, but nice overall.
    • Taste
      Smoky and peppery in the mouth. Quite thin unfortunately. Some chocolate to be found as well.
    • Finish
      Not that long. Ash is the flavour that hangs on the most.

  43. Dyno scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  44. Vince scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig on the nose at first sniff--but nose deteriorates over time and is the only thing happening with no obvious role for the Sherry.  Watery palate and short finish.  Surprise.

  45. peatbogger scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Extremely nice ballance for such a young expresion.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  46. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Very light smoke, fruity, but also has the typical Kilchoman carnation note, which I do not like very much. Overall, not bad.

  47. tomy63 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    deep gold color, nose on a beautiful peat present, greedy, mixed with hints of sherry, caramel, milk chocolate, grilled meat, brown sugar, vanilla. Sweet attack, on the toffee, salted butter caramel, more punch on the finish with lots of iodine and a little pepper. Finale of medium length. A simple but very greedy peaty / sherry, close to Loch Gorm.

  48. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Fruits , little meat on the grill and seaspray with little peat.
    Mouth we have lemon , pepper and wood on fire with medicine notes
    Long finish with sweet notes

  49. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes for the outstanding first (2015) batch.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Peat smoke and bonfires, meringue, schoe polish, a dried sherry fruitiness, mint, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dried sherry fruits (peach and sultanas) some citrus, dry peat smoke, burnt pine needles, peppery wood spices.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long: scorched wood notes smoke, a lingering honied and fruity sweetness.

  50. tkoppelaar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Good balance between bourbon a sherry cask and peaty whisky. Despite NAS / young whisky very tasty!
    • Nose
      Earthy peat, vanilla, clay / stone. smoke, wood, dark red fruit, raspberries, cherries, roasted sugar.
    • Taste
      Soft, smoke, earth, peat, salt, wood, red fruits, not really cherries or raspberries here. Also a little bit of tropical fruit.
    • Finish
      Dry, fruity, little sugar. Especially peat and dried fruit.

  51. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  52. notesofmalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Kilchoman Sanaig 46% alc. original bottling
    Maturation: bourbon and sherry casks
    Region: Islay, Scotland

    Nose: The peat smoke is reminiscent of glowing softwoods, but without being obtrusive. Behind it are really pleasant fruit flavors, including pears and peaches. Add freshly cut vanilla and raspberry jam.

    Palate: peat smoke and lemon slices, grapefruit and caramel, some smoked eel.

    Finish: Medium length, pleasant sweetness, a hint of spices and peat smoke.

    Conclusion: Balanced - the sherry casks have brought a lot of fruit flavors - amazing for 4-5 year old whiskys.

    87/100 points (tasted 2016, approx. 55 €)
    I thank the importer for sample and photo!

    Original article with photo: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-un...-Sanaig,-46-OA/

  53. Kimba scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Great sample! Thanks Helgo. I think you could get a bottle in time ... 88 points
    • Nose
      Very nice Islay smoke. A great mix of medical and campfire. Behind it also slumber bright fruits and a beautiful sweet.
    • Taste
      The Sanaig makes in the mouth exactly where the nose has stopped. Smoke smoke and smoke ... then come sweet heel fruits and so a nice 46% alcohol taste ... Since everything is already together ... great Islay
    • Finish
      much longer than expected ... also the taste changes very nicely and sounds sweet and without smoke ... but that lasts

  54. stollimaus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    According to information from Alba Import, the 2015 Sanaig matured 50% in ex-bourbon barrels and 50% in ex-sherry casks.
    By contrast, the new 2016er Sanaig matured to 100% in ex-sherry barrels. However, in large part only as a 6-month finish in refill Oloroso barrels. Nevertheless, the 2016er should be even sherry-harder!

  55. Shane_IL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose put me off a little, but the palate on this made up for it. 
    • Nose
      Quite young on the nose, even a few new makey hints. Herbal peat, but subdued somewhat. Really sweet tangerines. Woody vanilla. Fennel. Some burned sugar. 
    • Taste
      Big farmy note, straw, earth, manure (in a good way), grass, etc. Some pepper. Wood smoke (like from a meat smoker before the meat goes in). Grapes. Juicy citrus. Salt. Lemon drops. 
    • Finish
      Long. Quite salty. Cough Syrup. Mineral peat. Woody smoke. Some stewed fruit.

  56. Koalafant scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Not quite as convincing as Machir bay and Loch Gorm, but still a great smoke bomb. (73/100)
    • Nose
      Pleasantly aromatic smoke dominates the first impression. Later, fresh-grassy notes come through. In the background discreet hints of honey and an ethereal freshness
    • Taste
      aromatic-smoky and sweetish, slightly burning
    • Finish
      smoky and medium long

  57. Ostfriese scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very successful whisky, which I can not tell his young age. He is amazingly complex for his 4 year old age. That's right, I'm thrilled!
    • Nose
      Campfire smoke with a light medicinal note, dark fruits, vanilla and a hint of salty sea breeze.
    • Taste
      From the camp fire smoke carried coffee notes, dark chocolate and a slightly peppery spiciness.
    • Finish
      Mild and balanced. The smoky-spicy taste and the coffee notes remain an eternity ...

  58. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  59. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  60. Speedo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I have not had so many Kilchomans yet, but the ones I tried were more fruity, less medicated and a bit softer. The young age, however, I have never noticed all Kilchomans.
    • Nose
      Clear medical smoke followed by earthy and slightly salty notes. If you get used to the already quite dominant smoke, caramel and vanilla come to light. Behind it is still a fresh fruitiness (citrus fruit). I barely feel the alcohol.
    • Taste
      A nice, strong and peppery onset. The medical smoke is immediately there. Immediately afterwards it will be sweet and spicy again. The initially peppery note fades a bit and you can now swing it nicely in the mouth back and forth. After a short while, he gets a bit tittered.
    • Finish
      Amazingly mild in contrast to the previous mouthfeel! Nevertheless, the smoky-sweet-spicy taste remains eternities in the mouth!

  61. Numwierum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I think it's really great ... strong, spicy, salty, sweet and fruity! ... and how long it stays in my mouth ... with which I often have a date now ;-)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  62. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: peat smoke, fruits, caramel, vanilla, a little salt
    Taste: Talisker-style chillicatch, light sweetness, coffee
    Finish: long, slightly sweet, Raich remains

  63. Gloin scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Young, smoke, tea, hay, a little sherry, a lot of Kilchoman

  64. theendh scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      73 73

  65. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A
    little too much mothballs on the palate for me. But I can see how people like
    this stuff. Masks its youth extremely well; and for 50€, you can hardly make
    mistakes anyway. At least not in these days.
    • Nose
      Astringent
      peat smoke. Iodine and naphthalene. Rather dry at first, with citrus and oranges.
      Then it turns mellower, with sweet peaches and meadow flowers.
    • Taste
      More
      mothballs, porridge, herbal tea, and hay. Malty and prickly. The smoke is crisp
      as a clear night sky.
    • Finish
      Medium.
      Slightly bitter, with menthol and toffee. Warming.

  66. Nolloff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Initially very sweet, hiding its youth extremely well, very drinkable and - by Kilchoman standards - a bargain. Slightly better than the somewhat rougher Loch Gorm in my humble opinion.

  67. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  68. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  69. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Value for your money.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  70. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    great young Islay whisky, has already gotten good oak, no "immature" notes, but still neat kick, almost "balanced" ;-) - they can
    • Nose
      dry, peppery smoke, honey, toffee, raisins, light salty freshness
    • Taste
      dark chocolate, latte, nicely integrated smoke, pepper, allspice, laurel? - definitely good spicy
    • Finish
      long, smoky, dark chocolate and again neat pepper

  71. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  72. Goethe scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Enought cask influence for a youngster. The finish is too unidimensional.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10 (2015)
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, warm fresh barley, pepper, vanilla, mineral, caramel. 
    • Taste
      Smoke, pepper, dark chocolate, oak, some coffee, citrus in the back.
    • Finish
      Medium. Smoke and dry sweetness and some ashes.

  73. Bishlouk scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Vanilla smoke, apricot and grape. Slight tingling at the end of the nose. The smoke continues to grow over the dram. Palate: Start very sweet, almost sweet and even disgusting limit. It is very sweet on the palate, the peat is quite discreet. Finale: Always on sweet vanilla. Slightly spicy spices. A little smoke reappears. Verdict: To be considered as an introduction to peat, to put the foot in the stirrup to a beginner.

  74. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The biggest deficiency of most Kilchomans tends to be their overpricedness. This one is one of the seldom ones which are actually good value for money.
    • Nose
      Peat, peach, fig, pepper, white grape and a farmy component. 
    • Taste
      Peat, apricot, dark chocolate, burnt wood, date, strawberry, raisin and pepper.
    • Finish
      Date, dark chocolate, raisin, apricot and peat.

  75. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly unkompromising Islay (!) Whisky. Very peaty at first! Really Kilchoman? Where is the "cowhouse"? Strongly recommended!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  76. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  77. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The youth is not felt, the smoke covers this successfully. The whisky is surprisingly complex for its four years. A young savage, yet well-balanced and harmonious. One of the really good Kilchomans.
    • Nose
      Strong, non-phenolic smoke is the first thing that can be clearly felt. A cold campfire with some grilled meat. Then yellow and red fruits, a little vanilla and a little more caramel and malt, a pinch of salt, later earthy-loamy, clear mineral notes like the air in stalactite caves. It warms up more vanilla, it is sweeter overall, the alcohol now easily stings in the nose. Marshmallows, cotton candy, a whole potpourri of sweets can be found in the aroma.
    • Taste
      A clear chili-catch, which can reach any Talisker the water, welcomes the palate. Behind it lies a pleasant sweetness, which comes along slightly honey-like. Toffee would also fit. Something zestige Bitterkeit reminiscent of coffee. Should that really be oak?
    • Finish
      Slightly tart on the finish, after chili and sweet have left. The still slightly sweet peat smoke remains almost eternal.

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