- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Feis Ile 2015 Release
- Calculated age
- 07 years old
- Fresh Bourbon
- 245, 449 & 450/2008
- Number of bottles
- 58.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Red Label
- Added on
- 30 May 2015 12:54 pm by Roman
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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2008
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.84 points
- [June, 2015] I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2015" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
- 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. I took no detailed notes.
- A pretty rough guy, at least in the finish. Nevertheless, it delivers exactly what you can expect from a Kilchoman made from Fresh Bourbon Casks - and it is not too young either.
“Clear” bourbon barrel nose with vanilla, honey, and cool smoke that doesn't intrude. Mild herbal mix, truffle. Machine oil, damp seaweed, fresh sea breeze. Clearly maritime touch.
Strong start with very well integrated alcohol. Just warming, not biting. Slightly oily. The smoke of a cooled campfire, herbs, vanilla, acacia honey, milk coffee, lemon. The oiliness quickly subsides and gives way to a dry impression on the tongue. Young wood, the herbs increase in intensity. Grease, cold stainless steel: something metallic pulls through. Becomes increasingly tart, the fruit notes withdraw.
Medium in length and dry, not least thanks to the increasing smoke note. Recurring lemon, menthol, herb mix. Pepper.
- Still too young to become excellent.
Very fresh, clean and peaty-maritim at first nosing. Sharp, lemony and zesty with seawater, green apples and vanilla.
Powerful spirituous and spicy at first mouthfeel. Peat and pepper, oak and black tea ... and ... plenty of lemon juice. A little bit austere and one-dimensional .... but tasty.
Long and smoky ... salted ash.
- The youth flies, the smoke is strong. The oak is present and that is surprising. He likes good and although not strong in alcohol, not unpleasant. A good Kilchoman, but there are better ones.
The alcohol tingles in the nose, vanilla, sweet, baked fruit salad, a lemon breeze blows over
heavy smoke, oak, sweet vanilla, some chocolate in the background, ashes, lemon zest, slightly oily
still smoke, the oak fades away and ashes, later the white between pulp and peel of grapefruit
- N: Haha, yeah! After weeks of Speysider’s it's nice to find some likeness between them and this 'Fresh bourbon' [so it says on the label], peated Islay. Zingy and clean with a sour lemon edge, this could translate on the palate as an electric peated Spey malt.
T: Needs to be reduced forthwith. Aniseed=liquorice=malty>soapy lemon Jif with a clear focus on the peated spirit.
F: ,...... continues exactly down the same lines.
C: Tastes exactly what's on the tin, young peated barley spirit matured for around 7 years in fresh bourbon - both of high quality. Its good but it fails to push my OMG buttons.
Scores a B-
- be sure to enjoy the long finish
Herbs, a lot of vanilla, sweet barley, dust, woodruff, sweet smoke, peat, nice nose
light chocolate, sweet barley, a lot of vanilla, sweet malt and smoke, salt mmh very good - sweet and hot
Pear, apple, sweet chocolate, vanilla, baked apple, soft alcohol, warming and soft the finish is long and intense Later: barley sweet, wood soft, baked apple ever softer and sweeter
- A nice whisky, not a bit immature, I'm not a big Kilchoman fan, but this could be the best Kilchoman I've had so far
Fruity smoke, green apples, lemons, sorrel, behind it comes something sweet, vanilla, delicate grassy notes are also there, everything is soft and pleasant
sharp onset, malt, oak, vanilla, not as sweet as in the nose, and of course smoke, the second sip he gets sweeter, the memory of white chocolate
very warm, sweet roasted apple juice, then smoke and then oak, vanilla, nice and long
- Kilchoman wants to concentrate in the future more on the Bourbon barrels. If that's going to go in that direction, I'm confident. He makes it clear again with water!
Directly rise various fruit notes in the nose, pineapple, mango, ripe yellow fruit, then comes to pleasant smoke, campfire smoke, vanilla, quince and apricots, with time you will also find some spicy oak, cinnamon, and also some smoked bacon comes to Finally, I also find maritime salty notes, overall a great composition
Strong, very sweet, full fruit, harmoniously mixed with the smoke, apricot jelly, vanilla, then spicy, with water is still some dark chocolate and some licorice
still smoke, the typical cinnamon comes to it. becomes drier, very long, the whole mouth is full, behind the back also salt