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Kilchoman 2011

Overall rating
87.23/100
votes
72
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Vintage
01.09.2011
Bottled
28.01.2016
Stated Age
04 years old
Casktype
PX Finish & Oloroso Sherry Casks
Casknumber
696, 697/10, 520/11
Number of bottles
894
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Added on
20 Feb 2016 3:46 pm by Highlander1985
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 199.90

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2011

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It's amazing what such a young whisky can do.
    • Nose
      88 88
      In the nose initially with a rather subtle smoky note. The PX and Olorosa notes in the form of ripe red grapes, raisins and dried dates are very easy to spot. Astonishing: despite its only four years, it shows no green notes on the nose. Marzipan, forest honey, moist forest floor.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cold smoke with a hint of ham, herbs, pepper, hot pepper spice. Again: no youth to be made out. And there is not even a smoke that covers everything and hides youthfulness. There are red grapes, wild berries, cloves, nutmeg and ginger cookies.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Then "only" medium length in the finish. But this is thanks to the smoke aroma, because the other aromas leave very soon and only form an echo that accompanies the smoke.

  3. fradin11 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. fradin11 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. VollePulle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    My best ever Kilchoman; a young but still good Islay Malt!
    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      intense, dark fruit, spice, oak, some smoke;
    • Taste
      strong, fruity spicy, raisins, sherry, oak, ginger, ham smoke, tingling, young, oily;
    • Finish
      medium with sherry, seasoning and Smoke; long dry finish;

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

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

  8. rscmb17943 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. glenkaruizawa scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. Nosingbär scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    This whisky stands and falls with its smoke. I do not feel like this whisky would go beyond 80 points without smoke. But he works with smoke. The smoke is very intense, spicy and aromatic, so that the sweetness plays only a rough role, as in a cocktail. The smoke is the only complex here and the main focus of this whisky, which is ok if you like it. 84/100
    • Nose
      without water : aromatic, powerful smoke. Salt, menthol, some frankincense, medicinal. Spicy and aromatic, no trace of cold or stale smoke. Behind it comes a timid sweetness, most likely vanilla, malt and herbs. Otherwise does not do much without water. with water : no big change from the flavors, it is more pleasant, calmer. As in taste, the sweetness with water can better assert itself here, standing next to the smoke and spiciness. Menthol and mint ...
    • Taste
      without water: first very sweet, vanilla, and then comes a truckload of smoke wasted. Smoked bacon, salt, black pepper, frankincense and myrrh. The sweetness is pushed back by the enormous spice, can hardly hold its own. With water: no sweet start, but sweetness and smoke at the same time. The sweetness is very strong and one-dimensional. At least you notice no nuances through the smoke. Creamy mouthfeel after adding water to almost 50%.
    • Finish
      Smoky, greasy flavors remain, salty fish, herbal salt. Very spicy. The sweetness stays with the spices in the mouth for a while, a long, warm finish.

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