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Kilchoman 2008

Overall rating
86.85/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB68650
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2015 Release
Vintage
22.05.2008
Bottled
22.05.2015
Calculated age
07 years old
Casktype
Fresh Bourbon
Casknumber
245, 449 & 450/2008
Number of bottles
742
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Red Label
Added on
30 may 2015 12:54 pm by Roman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 229.33

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2008

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.85 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. Holzwurm scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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-

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. hettrum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  14. moviemaniac scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This 7-year-old Feis Ile 2015 bottling, a vatting of three fresh bourbon barrels, is pretty easy to describe: A very typical young, strong, smoky, intense Islay malt with a very nice malty sweetness

    Full tasting notes: https://dokla.net/dailydram/2015/09/09/tasting-kilchoman-feis-ile-2015-bottling/

  15. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A mature and balanced Malt, unfortunately it was already. Kilchoman has grown up, but has also lost the originality in addition to the corners and edges. Do not misunderstand, that's really good, way beyond what most standards have to offer, but there were three-year-old single casks that had much more depth and were just more fun. What inspires again and again is this excellently integrated alcohol, which does not even call for water at just under 60%.
    • Nose
      The smoke is subtle, vanilla and malt are present. Behind it are caramelized fruit notes, apricots and peaches. The fruits quickly become lighter, juicy pears and grapes. A bit of salt. Time brings no change, only vanilla and malt are present. The fruits are warmed up a little bit darker again, vanilla turns into caramel, barely any salt, some mint and lemon balm.
    • Taste
      Excellent incorporation of alcohol, vanilla, honey and some oak. Round and warm.
    • Finish
      The honey and a noticeably harsh oak are present for a long time before they leave the field to slightly salty-sweet ash. The finish is medium long.

  16. Glenladdie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The first 7 year old Kilchoman ever released.

  19. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    still available at the distillery shop but they wont ship.

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