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Overall rating
85.15/100
votes
323
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

€ 57.48

31 × in wishlist

323 × member ratings

686 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Sanaig

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.15 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    - 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

  5. 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

  6. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Iodized nose, tide, spray and a good full-bodied peat. Sherry is tasty, thick, leather and red berries. The palate is light, peat, grapes, prune, the finish is smoky, quite controlled.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. BeatF scored this whisky 85 points 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.

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