Kilchoman 2008

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 250.66

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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

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [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.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      88 88
      “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.
    • Taste
      87 87
      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.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium in length and dry, not least thanks to the increasing smoke note. Recurring lemon, menthol, herb mix. Pepper.

  4. magic_slim scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Still too young to become excellent.
    • Nose
      Very fresh, clean and peaty-maritim at first nosing.  Sharp, lemony and zesty with seawater, green apples and vanilla.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky ... salted ash.

  5. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    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.
    • Nose
      The alcohol tingles in the nose, vanilla, sweet, baked fruit salad, a lemon breeze blows over
    • Taste
      heavy smoke, oak, sweet vanilla, some chocolate in the background, ashes, lemon zest, slightly oily
    • Finish
      still smoke, the oak fades away and ashes, later the white between pulp and peel of grapefruit

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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-

  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    be sure to enjoy the long finish
    • Nose
      Herbs, a lot of vanilla, sweet barley, dust, woodruff, sweet smoke, peat, nice nose
    • Taste
      light chocolate, sweet barley, a lot of vanilla, sweet malt and smoke, salt mmh very good - sweet and hot
    • Finish
      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

  8. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      Fruity smoke, green apples, lemons, sorrel, behind it comes something sweet, vanilla, delicate grassy notes are also there, everything is soft and pleasant
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      very warm, sweet roasted apple juice, then smoke and then oak, vanilla, nice and long

  9. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      still smoke, the typical cinnamon comes to it. becomes drier, very long, the whole mouth is full, behind the back also salt

  10. hettrum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88


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