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Kilchoman 2008

Overall rating
85.60/100
votes
174
Whiskybase ID
WB71846
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage
Vintage
07.2008
Bottled
08.2015
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks - American Oak
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
15/44
Barcode
5060210700751
Added on
07 Sep 2015 11:05 am by nc2malt
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 79.93

12 × in wishlist

174 × member ratings

513 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2008

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.60 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet with a clear but still mild smokiness for a young Ileach, pine needles, orchard fruitiness, apple, pear, melon, sweet oranges, lemon, vanilla, slightly grassy, salted caramel and some cinnamon.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The smokiness is somewhat drier here, charred wood, mildly ashy, black pepper, pine, salt, still sweet on fruit notes with sweet orange, lemon and lime.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long: remains sweet (almost honied), lemon, shifts to dryish wood char notes with some black pepper.

  2. ValStern scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      62 62

  3. Menko scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I've got nothing to add to Archer's adequate review, other then I've had a bottle of 2010 Vintage (bottled 2019) and this 2008 Vintage (bottled 2015) open at the same time.
    The 2010 (9 years old) and this 2008 (7 years old) are very much alike. They are both incredibly good whisky's for a fair price.
    The 2008 is more 'direct', but has more sherry cask influences making it a bit sweeter. If I had to choose I would go for the 2010. Just because it has this extra bit of depth that comes with the additional 2 years of age.

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Generic at its finest.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    25ml sample.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. dhillworth scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  7. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21 + 22 + 22 + 21 = 86 ~ Already a lot of burnt wood in the aftertaste, and so very much the ringing molt

  8. BlueFire scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Smoky milk chocolate

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    Again, there is a lot of potential, but still too young ...!
    [Color] wheat straw;
    • Nose
      Sweetness, citrus aromas, green apples, salt, some smoke;
    • Taste
      fruity onset, herbs, spice (pepper), increasing smoke aromas, distinct metallic youth;
    • Finish
      short to medium-long citrusy finish;

  10. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, he leaves something behind in the finish, but otherwise a nice young Islay smoker.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Clear smoky note, slightly greasy. Green apple and some lemon. Fresh grass cut. No overbearing, but no boring nose. Over time, the smoke will increase in intensity. Now with eraser abrasion and warm tar, salt and seaweed. Maritime.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Dry onset with clear smoke and lemon. A woody note leaves a dry feeling on the tongue. On the one hand slightly sweetened mandarins, on the other hand tart herbs. Nutmeg, pepper. Some hay.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Even if the smoke lasts long, the finish is rather short, while dry and lemony.

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