- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 2005 - 2012
- Sherry and Bourbon Casks
- 1/2005 + others
- Number of bottles
- 58.2 % Vol.
- 50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
- Blue Label
- Bottled for
- the Distillery Shop only
- Added on
- 22 May 2015 11:37 am by nc2malt
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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 10th Anniversary Release
20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.39 points
- Tasting Notes:
- Exciting enough that you will not get bored. He really does not tear me off the stool, though.
Citrus, cold ash, sweet malt, herb bed, hay
Sharp start with lots of lemon and subtle ash, sweet molasses, subtle herbal notes in the background, light tropical fruit (apricot, pineapple), coconut
Medium-long, decaying ash, which is replaced by herbal notes, becoming drier with increasing saltiness
- Not as hefty ashy as other Kilchomans, but it is very good balanced and just simply very very enjoyable.
A bit restraint for Kilchoman measures. Lots of fruit combined with earthy ashy peat smoke.....
Spicy, a bit burnt notes and very pleasant ashy peat smoke
Lingering peat, in all its simple beauty.
- Colour: Gold
Nose: Quite rich and complex. Sweet, spicy, fruity, smoky, mineral and green notes. Quite creamy, a little popcorn maltiness, vanilla pod, green oak, lemon and lime citrus, peach and apricot. More Sherried and fruitily sweet after a bit.
Water: Softer, darker and less green. Soft lemon, chocolate, oak coming out with liquorice, a little dry with peated grist. Tobacco and some Sherried fruit developing after a bit.
Taste: Sharp arrival, lovely lemon zest and peel, then stony lemon juice with peat smoke developing and mingling with it. I wouldn't it's say complex but it's integrated and powerful.
Water: Softer arrival, fruity at first then cold sea water. Oak developing with Sherry fruit, liquorice and some oakiness, a little tannic and much more drying, then powerful smoke really kicks up with the stony lemon juice coming back. More bitter and tannic after a bit.
Finish: Long length. A peaty puff, then lasting lemon citrus and mineral smoke. With water- More sherried and oaky with tannins, coffee and chocolate.
Almond and nutty. Huge pungent ashes smokes in the glass. Solid dried
fruits. With water-salty and mineral sea shell, malt sweetness and
P- Sweet monk fruits,
fig and intense burning smokes. Full strength and mouthwatering. With
water- more approachable with fresh sour berries and touch of vanilla.
F- Long and intense. Immensely spicy and deep, creamy. With water- sweet berries jam. Stiff and serious.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
- delicious, but could have been a well matured Bourbon single cask. The shares of the individual vintages would have been interesting, I estimate at 3000 bottles, a barrel per year. Quite complex, interesting notes. One may be curious about the older bottlings.
Pure: on the one hand intense smoky, cold ashes, campfires, maritime, on the other hand citrus fruit like the 100% Islay. Great combination. After a while, yeast dough, cereal, caraway. Interesting. With water: more herbs, herbal, still a lot of smoke, less sweet, rocky coast.
Pure: not as sharp as expected, spicy smoke, salt and bread crust, some honey sweetness, hardly any fruit. Tasty and powerful! With water: looks younger, more spicy and herbaceous here, not so sweet anymore. I like it better.
long, a lot of smoke, already a bit mature from the oak palpable.