Kilchoman 2011

Overall rating
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
Added on
03 Oct 2015 11:57 am by nc2malt

Average value

€ 138,30

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269 × member ratings

755 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2011

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.99 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. 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.

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. LucasPnk scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A pleasant and well controlled dram.
    Whisky n ° 3
    • Nose
      Smoke, grapes, slightly caramelized lemony freshness, gradually warms up on chocolate notes.
    • Taste
      Woody start, which evokes a dry brown rum. It evolves towards ripe red fruits, it is very greedy. Slight bitterness on the finish, on currant. All embalmed with smoke;
    • Finish
      Ashen, woody, rather sweet. Average length but pretty considering the maturation period.

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Kilhoman, 50%, is already a different level, and the density appears and the constituents become larger, the depth of which is somehow; The barrel is very active and struggles with the basis for the championship with variable success.
    • Nose
      Restrained, peat, wine notes, melon, fruit syrup, peaches on the grill, ash, candied fruits from exotic fruits.
    • Taste
      Dense, peat, coal, wine notes, Madeira, in fact, podvyavlenny grapes, lollipops, tropical fruits.
    • Finish
      Fruit-peat, coal, burnt branches, caramel, candied fruits from tropical fruits, a little pepper - lemon and pink, orange, tangerines.

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Some campfire smoke, grated orange peel, lemon juice. Freshly cut fennel. Green apples, summer flowers, a trace of wood glue.
    • Taste
      Smoky and refreshing. Green apples, limes, some honey, ground nuts. Deleted campfire, medium long.

  9. 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.

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    Released in 2015 as a small release, consisting of 70% bourbon, 20% sherry and 10% various wine casks. It can be a big risk involving wine casks, so it was bottled as a 4yo to avoid the risk of over doing it. Originally planned to be bottled at 55%, it was found to be too spirity - so 50% it is.
    N: Xmas cake, Bruichladdich ‘Sherry Classic’ vibe [remember that oddity WB?],… with brandy cream and all the wine gums. Same oily, yet dry Kilchoman signature, though ‘big’ - those first-fills rather ‘obvious’ for the first time tonight.
    T: Resinous and candid in its makeup, although its still quite a combo.
    F: Dry chocolatey sherry.
    C: A freaky one as using Madeira may suggest. Nick brilliantly coins this a ‘Gestalt’ malt at the same moment as i’m swinging between yes & no, leaning in the end firmly to a yes. Why? - it's fun, it works and whether you like it or not, those Madeira casks are rather superb. Looking for a Madeira casked single malt, look no further - recommended. Watch out for a release matured in red wine casks, due around September - likely to be a genuine one off.

    Scores a B-


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