- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Small Batch Release
- Stated Age
- 04 years old
- PX Finish & Oloroso Sherry Casks
- 696, 697/10, 520/11
- Number of bottles
- 58.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Germany Exclusive
- Added on
- 20 Feb 2016 3:46 pm by Highlander1985
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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
- It's amazing what such a young whisky can do.
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.
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.
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.
- My best ever Kilchoman; a young but still good Islay Malt!
intense, dark fruit, spice, oak, some smoke;
strong, fruity spicy, raisins, sherry, oak, ginger, ham smoke, tingling, young, oily;
medium with sherry, seasoning and Smoke; long dry finish;
- 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
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 ...
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%.
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.