Kilchoman 2011

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Madeira Cask Matured
Stated Age
04 years old
1st Fill Ex-Madeira Barrels
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
MDR 29.09.15 15/60
Added on
03 Oct 2015 11:57 am by nc2malt

Average value

€ 351.15

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2011

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Works very well, Kilchoman and Madeira barrel ripening!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dried raw ham, served with a sweet sauce of red berries and grapes. Very mild smoke. In the distance pine needles. This sweet ham note is very special, I had this form so far with no Kilchoman and also otherwise I can not remember to have smelled something like that before. A herbal pillow, plus pepper, nutmeg and thyme.
    • Taste
      90 90
      On the tongue then directly beautiful "classic" peat smoke. In addition, spicy ham and fruit candy. Milk chocolate, toffee, honey, vanilla. Slightly salty. Pleasant sweetness, not too intrusive.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, peat-smoked, sweetsweet.

  2. jeoff scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    great nose and nice start in the mouth, due to the youth just a little bit of finish. But that will be, we are talking about a 3-4 year old whisky!
    • Nose
      very fruity, rather "young fruits", lots of sweet, pickled apricot, pear. In addition the beautiful strong, but never stinky Kilchoman coastal smoke. Nice salty with lots of grill flavors. With fresh, sweetened popcorn. Leckerst!
    • Taste
      sweet and strong smoky beginning with fleshy salty character. The fruit is here "darker" than in the nose, raspberry, forest fruit. But then it becomes quite scratchy quite soon, here the youth becomes noticeable.
    • Finish
      short, sweet, smoky.

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Teen and "dirty", for his age a certain complexity
    • Nose
      Caramel, fudge, green notes, grass clippings, Hubbabubba chewy sweets, grass sillage, no alcoholic water, nougat, cowshed, chimney fire
    • Taste
      Phenol, fermented grass, toffee, hazelnut nougat, salt and old brackish water
    • Finish
      slightly overpowering and phenolic, spicy, medium long

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Funtik scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nuts, orange, lemon, cold smoke, herbs, herb candy, pine needles, grass, some earth
    • Taste
      Herbal candy, honey, lemon, wood, chilli
      It tingles in the mouth. You can tell that he's only 4 years old

  8. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    sample from KH via pop_noir, who didn't like it. and ack no... this cask doesn't work for me either, but the nose is decent. hard to score because the spirit is good but this madeira 1st fill does not work for my palate...
    • Nose
      smoked duck and plum sauce, even a little hoisin, strawberry jam, smoked grist and iberico. not really in love with that, just a bit monolithic, but solid enough and I would put it as twice its age easily, but it wouldn't want to be in casks any longer. this one of those experiments for a new distillery to get decent maturity out the door asap, and they get away with it on the nose...
    • Taste
      promising at first, oily spirit, sweet and fruity, summer pudding, cointreau not such a fan of that, cask rushes in, sweet, weird wood (mushroom), madeira...

  9. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      woeig, glue, fruity, citrus, smoke, (jura / kilchoman fragrance), cherries, rotten wood, peach, leather
    • Taste
      smoky, pepper, vanilla, cherry, chocolate, iodine, sweet wood / salmiak, oily

  10. Gaija scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's a bit too strong on some notes, orange liqueur among them, and on top of that it's a bit too "arranged" conceptually to be a real winner, but besides, it does work !
    • Nose
      The Madeira influence here is actually quite subtle. You get a hefty load of vegetal peat first and foremost, with bitter seaweed, coastal notes and lemon. Then after only comes some of the wine's influence, with sponge cake, orange blossom, macaroons. Camphory. Cake soaked in orange juice. It's actually quite "light" so far, and the distillate has the word.
    • Taste
      There comes the wine-y richness. It's quite well balanced though, and the texture and alcohol integration are not bad at all. A much more evident sucrosity here with ginger bread, macaroons, oxidized wines and liqueurs, most notably Cointreau (a lot) and maraschino. Cloves, a bith of eath and of vegetal bitterness to counterbalance that. But a lot of peaty Cointreau, yeah. More of a recipe than a classic malt whisky, but it's well made for what it is.
    • Finish
      Same vein, with candied orange zest, clove, orangette, camphory peat with still that trademark vegetal bitterness.


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