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Kilchoman 100% Islay

Overall rating
85.44/100
votes
119
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 5th Edition
Vintage
10.2009
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
10000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210700683
Added on
09 May 2015 10:21 am by nc2malt
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 83,80

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119 × member ratings

379 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.44 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    You don't notice at first sip that he's only 5 years old. Yes, there are green branches on the nose, but the strawberries and raspberries are clearly recognizable and have a distracting effect. It's nice to see what you can get out of such a young distillate.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Pear wedges of cloves, cold smoke, seaweed and chain fat. In between, it has its tips if you inhale too vigorously. But clear your nose. Vanilla, honey, fresh leather, green branches, vegetable juice.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity and sweet start with strawberries, raspberries, vanilla ice cream with warm cherry sauce. Slightly smoky and less intense than on the nose. Pleasant and not too strong, becoming dry.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long and dry finish, still fruit sweetness, now stronger (peat) smoke.

  3. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  4. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Downgraded to 77 from 81. Too young and harsh for me now.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 62 points Connoisseur

    A young, very average Islay Malt;
    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      very fresh, sweetish note, light smoke;
    • Taste
      already clear alcohol note / sharpness, sweetness, distinct youth;
    • Finish
      medium-length, quickly fading finish;

  6. Kaleva scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Quite nice whisky with some complexity. After the first wave of smokiness oaky and buttery character is getting over. Rather pricey as for NAS but worth tasting.
    • Nose
      Smoky, earthy, medicinal notes, iodine, green apple, lemon zest. After dilution come some farmy notes
    • Taste
      Spicy, sweet, smoky, dried fruits (perhaps pear), vanilla, butter, green apple after adding water
    • Finish
      Medium-long, getting dry with time, salty, spicy, smoky, somewhat nutty and slightly oaky at the end

  7. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    There have been more 100% Islay releases. This one looks a bit young and I notice the lower ppm number so far most clearly.
    • Nose
      Starts totally malty, then very fresh, citrus notes, grated lemon peel, a little peach, little smoke, a little vanilla, but malt and lemon dominate, but then comes over quite young, but I do not mean alcohol or pungency, but just the given flavors
    • Taste
      very oily, creamy, vanilla, also some lemon, yes smoke is there, also a bit more than in the nose, but still not very much, sweet, also here malty, a hint of floral meadow (floral)
    • Finish
      in the background, the smoke actually gets a little bit stronger, here also the peach from the nose, fruity, a pinch of cinnamon, a little bitter

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A good mole, according to its strength, is worse than barrel releases, but much better than the standard releases of a commercial fortress, a good combination of barrel and base, despite the dominance of phenolic derivatives, bourbons are also harmoniously intertwined in the overall picture.
    • Nose
        Open, dry, smoke, smoked, salted cucumbers, dry peat, light coniferous notes, resin, lime peel.
    • Taste
      Dense, smoke-sweet, orange syrup, peat, coal, burnt caramel.
    • Finish
      Sweet and sour, peat and smoke, smoked products, candies, a little lemon zest, grassy bitterness.

  10. Dyno scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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