Kilchoman 100% Islay

Overall rating
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

€ 85,53

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112 × member ratings

362 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.54 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  2. 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;

  3. 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

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Dyno scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. vojt466 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In the smell of a great, taste and reverberation, very good even though somehow extra complex. But the price. Anyway, Loch Gorm tasted more
    • Nose
      Earthquake, wet gravel, peat, marshmallow, spice, finely sweetly rounded by malt and vanilla background
    • Taste
      Peat, sweet rounded smoke, chocolate biscuits, latte, citrus, a good dose of pepper
    • Finish
      In reverberation, woodiness, vanilla, earthy, gum and spice - medium-long

  9. matts scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An overall successful, young Kilchoman. The nose I found in the first impression (solvents) a little getting used to; but she was getting better and better.
    • Nose
      First hints of solvent. Then smoke and wet hay: for me, what I typically associate with Kilchoman. In addition clearly tobacco and in the background exotic fruits (bananas?) As well as a slight orange note.
    • Taste
      In the beginning quite sharp and immediately peat smoke. Slight impact of iodine. Then a tart nuttiness and cereal notes, which are increasingly sweet.
    • Finish
      Dry, long and smoky: peat, ashes and some salt.

  10. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80


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