Kilchoman 100% Islay

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 5th Edition
Stated Age
05 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
09 May 2015 10:21 am by nc2malt

Average value

€ 85.97

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.24 points

  1. 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

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. spnimcco scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not quite as balanced between smoke and sweetness as its predecessor

  5. 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.

  6. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. ConvalRen 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

  8. 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;

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  10. 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


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