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Kilchoman 2011

Overall rating
87.49/100
votes
305
Whiskybase ID
WB86517
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sauternes Cask Matured
Vintage
2011
Bottled
01.09.2016
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Château d’Yquem Sauternes Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
SAU 01.09.16 16/62
Barcode
5060210701055
Added on
06 sep 2016 1:45 pm by cadillac
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 189.00

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2011

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.49 points

  1. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The nose is really great. I like it. Unfortunately, he can not hide his youth in taste and finish. Reminds me strongly of a Classic of Islay. Only that I do not feel this young Water is good for the malt

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      The first nose is for me surprisingly not as strong smoky, as initially thought. The Kilchoman-typical ashen smoke remains elegantly in the background and forms a nice contrast to a very fresh-fruity note, which is refined with a slightly tart tainted impact. Apples, some honey, lemon and spearmint.
    • Taste
      Powerful, intensive start, the 50 volume percent fit perfectly. Very oily, slightly buttery, sweet and spicy. A wave of peat and ashes rolling through the oral cavity on the palate. The smoke is very well integrated for my taste. Here, too, find some mint and even light herbal notes again. Slightly sour.
    • Finish
      Very long and warm. Dominant smoke, which gradually loses the upper hand against a pleasantly spicy herbal note and a tart sweetness. A little salt and dark chocolate complete the complex finish.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Considering his still young age, that's pretty good whisky. Kilchoman has pretty quickly got the hang of it, which then shows itself to the now available 10yo and older.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Cold, ashen smoke. A touch of raw ham. Sweet grapes. Green bark. Machine oil. Pepper. Still pretty teen in the nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      For 50% quite mild onset with peat smoke, licorice, pepper and grapes. Lemon water. Although he can not hide his youth on his tongue, he already has a surprising depth.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Not so short, with cold, ashen smoke, slices of lemon, licorice, pepper, caramel and toffee.

  4. AnotherWhiskyDram scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    color: brown/amber

    Not a very typical Kilchoman represent as it's going more to Laphroaig
    • Nose
      medical, fruits, leather, honey throat lozenges, glue, workshop (you know one where your mechanic is fixing your car)
    • Taste
      sweet, peat, dirt, smoke, fruits, medicine.
    • Finish
      avarage-to-long, extends the taste

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. ailean scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  7. W_Kun scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: Dark chocolate 100%! Raw Ham. Sweet notes. Sea salt. Praline. White flowers. Duo Smoked and fresh cooked salmon with white sauce. Carrot sautéed. Chimney soot. Apples (Golden) and black grapes (muscat)

    Mouth: Ashy. Saline. Dry ham. Grison meat. Aromatic plants. Smoked barley. Melon and Soft caramel with notes of Licorice.

    A good Kilchoman! Loved so much the nose.

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      lemon, ripe and fresh apples, bit of peat, nicely balances so far. pear and smoked ham. decent amount of smoke, tea leaves and a whiff of mint.
    • Taste
      86 86
      ripe apples, smoked meat, peat, bit of black pepper, salty licorice
    • Finish
      86 86
      smoky, bit of ketjap, earthy, burned wood. dark chocolate bitterness. minerally and also licorice

  9. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. John87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  11. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I don't always need that in the intensity of sweetness, but when I feel like it, it fits perfectly in the combination with the smoke
    • Nose
      Honey-sweet, with dry smoke as a counterpart, sweet cupcake topping, apricot, Sauternes is definitely the program here, something slightly floral swings behind the smoke, also a little buttercream
    • Taste
      creamy, very sweet, spicy smoke, a pinch of cinnamon, apricot, honey, vanilla, you have to like sweetness, intense, good mouthfeel
    • Finish
      here the smoke really comes into its own, of course still as sweet as paper, candy floss, slightly yellow fruit, like candy

  13. IronChic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  14. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  16. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The only bottling so far that was 100% stored in Sauternes barrels. The successor was only finished.

    For me he is a bit too edgy and young.
    I like the nose best.
    The sweetness of the Sauternes barrel comes through well.

  17. ThePolyhedric scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Weird young edged whisky.
    • Nose
      Gasoline spread on a cold fishy BBQ.
    • Taste
      It changes abruptly in the mouth. Gasoline, then cacao. Very unexpected change of taste direction when tasting. Awesome experience!
    • Finish
      Weird as nose/taste. It lasts not too long.

  18. dramspotter scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    This was a wonderful whisky with quite a bit to offer.
    • Nose
      some sweetness, stewed apple, bread dough, possibly oily
    • Taste
      soft, sweet, the alcohol level is healthy; supposedly saltier with water
    • Finish
      medium

  19. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A very interesting, but also very unusual Islay whisky. Very sweet and for me personally very little smoke. For me, the first whisky that can showcase the breadth of the fledgling Kilchoman distillery very well, which is already clear from the very frequent and numerous published since the very beginning single cask bottlings.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very light fruity (lemon, lime, gooseberry, litchi), vanilla, sweetness reminiscent of cakes and powdered sugar waffles, and a very light hint of cinnamon. Tender smoke, which gives way to the bright sweetness in the course.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pleasantly strong oak comes through and the smoke comes out stronger. Sweetness becomes easier. Overall, very harmonious.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and warm.

  20. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Blindtasting:
    I like it very much, again! A torfer from the sherry or wine barrel with lots of fresh.
    • Nose
      So, strong peat, very round and sweet, in addition to a clear Sherrysüße, which lays on the peat. Hints of wood, but the Malt remains on the fresh side. The sherry is accompanied by citrus tones and a fresh fruitiness. The second nose is very citrusy, less sherry sweet and with a very well integrated peat note.
    • Taste
      Very ashy, burned, slightly bitter, at once associations of cinnamon, burnt Christmas cookies, raisins, sherry and a decent shovel peat.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is very sherrylastig, cinnamon, light sulfur, sherry, even wine notes are here, in addition to the peat and burnt notes.

  21. Roland7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Electricity, ash, lube, smoke, sulfur, paint, sandalwood, wood glue, burnt wood, sunflower, hard cheese, onion soup with chicken, old bread, almonds, honey, chamomile, mint, lemonade, peach and strawberry!

  22. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Light peated smoke, oysters, grass, dust, fruits, lemon notes on nose.

    Peated smoke, creosote, spices, oak cask, dust, dry hay, lemon and oysters notes on palate.

    Spices, dry hay, dust, dryness, coal dust, oysters notes on long finish.

  24. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  25. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Strange world. Home come people rate a 5 year old average single malt up to 97 points?

  26. Jack McClane scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  27. Jack McClane scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately very sharp in the nose.

    Especially compared to other young Kilchoman I find the Sauternes very unbalanced.

    In the mouth then really sprittig. Water helps here.

    Too bad I had expected a lot because I really enjoyed the other Kilchoman bottlings.

    A few more years should work wonders here.

  28. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A very greedy nose, the usual smoke, but accompanied by caramel, peat, coal.
    • Taste
      On the palate it's fruity and peaty, aging in Château d'Yquem, like the Octomore is tasted, the finishes Sauternes, I've never been disappointed, this one is no exception.
    • Finish
      A long and sweet finish on peat and fruit.

  29. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  30. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  31. Glenladdie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. jeoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  33. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  34. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Quite good Kilhoman, Sautern almost did not show itself in the aroma, but in taste / finish it was very harmoniously intertwined with the phenolic base, adding strong sweet-fruit derivatives; in general, a very fresh and dense, well-balanced representative of Ayla, feeling stronger than its 50%.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, cooled coals, ash, smoked bacon, light sulfur notes, raw leather goods, furniture polish, orange peel, dry peat, light shades of dried fruits.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, sweet wine notes, coal, peat, peppery wave, peach jam, lemonade, lollipops, ginger candies.
    • Finish
      Spicy, fresh, smoke-peat, lemonade, roasted peach in caramel, light notes of dried medicinal herbs, orange peel, burnt matches, peat, pickled ginger.

  35. Arquebus scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Applewood smoky, mingled with chocolate caramels -,,,,,,,,,,,,,. Elusive cinnamon bubblegum? - distinctive but fleeting. A mineral note - pencil lead amid the dampwood: Left bank claret?!Not one to stroll around the glass - let it sit in your Glencairn - with a lid on preferably. What a wonderful nose. Now Coal dust joins the woodsmoke adding phenolsTaste sweet with a dry / bitter edge - again think dark chocolate.

    Long satisfying finish with enough bits from the cask to keep from being too sweet or cloying. In my opinion the Madeira Cask has the edge on the Sauternes cask - more character and distinctiveness. However, this has the edge on a number of the PX casks I've tried recently and also the drier more austere quarter cask release.

    Seriously pleasurable young whisky which is out there with the best.

  36. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  37. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1249
    • Nose
      It's the feast of ashes and grilled meat. A slight sweetness struggles to break the tip of his nose.
    • Taste
      Massive smoke attack but behind, the texture is incredibly smooth and delicate - thanks to the Sauternes cask. No aggressiveness, well integrated alcohol.
    • Finish
      Very very long on smoke and ashes.

  38. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    sweet, some green fruits, grapes as well, fine influence from the Sauternes cask. there is fine smoke, peat, some salt, fine drinkable Whisky.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  39. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: very nice combination of sweet and sour fruit and the kilochomantypischen camp fire smoke, it works very well, buttery, sugary, apple, grape must, the campfire is slow, also some ash is there - overall very consistent, the flavors complement each other very much Good

    Taste: good onset, creamy, fruity-sweet, buttery, then the smoke comes to fruition

    Finish: Finish: strong final with lots of sweet smoke, which fades away, to the sweet fruit notes and some oak, which subtly resonates in the background

    It does not need water for me

    Conclusion: Yes, Islay can be so great, but I'm also a fan of the Sauternes / Rauch combination, which I find really good - 88 points

  40. Landryn scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  41. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  42. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Violent whisky, which brings at first glance a swing too much BItterität.
    • Nose
      Citrus, a lot of citrus, but incredibly peaty, very ashen, a bit bitter herbaceous. Great peat nose in combination with the wine barrel.
    • Taste
      Violent impact. Full of power peat, strong bitter aromas of the oak. Menthol.
    • Finish
      "Sherry", lots of peat, tart oak, ashen aftertaste.

  43. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, apple, cherry, caramel, gingerbread, malt and spice. Later cranberry and a little peach. Water doesn't do the nose any good: Sauerkraut.
    • Taste
      Peat, gingerbread, cherry, apple and quite some spice. With water some malt and toffee.
    • Finish
      Peat, gingerbread, caramel, apple and curry.

  44. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  45. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not very good. Too much smoke IMHO. Tasted at day 3 of the Usquebaugh Society BTC 2016. Too late for a competitive entry :(. My guess was a Laphroaig at 43%.
    • Nose
      Smoke, peat, ripe red fruits, dark chocolate, some mint
    • Taste
      Smoke, peat, ripe red fruits, chocolate
    • Finish
      Very smokey, ash

  46. Torfding scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, round and harmonious!
    From a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      pleasantly reserved ashy and dry smoke, no alcohol (though I'm typing more than 46% from the legs), yellow apple and other light sour fruits (gooseberry), fresh, a slight hint of menthol (peppermint), acidity (White wine), honey, dusting hay in the sun, a little hidden carnation; All in all, a wonderful aroma, everything fits together wonderfully
    • Taste
      sweetish, spicy and strong, here the alcohol comes out, the white wine remains, but takes a backseat, the smoke is a little more medicinal, herbal sweet, a little oak and fine salt, when pushed around in the mouth, the whisky sweeter
    • Finish
      long and longer and creeping up again and again; warming, astringent, again a little more white wine, sweeter in the ashes, herbal drops, somewhat hides a hint of anise and menthol, later spills also finely ground salt down the throat

  47. Gaija scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Needs a lot of your time in the glass before the nose settles down, but once it does, boy ! Bottle aeration proves very benefical as well btw. The only problem here would be a little to much sucrosity in the finish, but that might just be me.
    • Nose
      Needs a very very long aeration time in the glass before revealing superb notes of apple compote, cloves and cinnamon, but also lots of quinces, "medicinal" orange blossom, and a vegetal peat that ressembles some smoked green tea. Candied lemon and leather. A french delight named calisson d'Aix, if that rings a bell.
    • Taste
      We're getting back on Islay. Tons of smoky leather to begin with but the same notes as the nose are all coming back, just under a beastier guise. Calisson, green tea, star anise. Here again the Sauternes, though unmistakable in its sweetness, hasn't burried the Kilchoman roots.
    • Finish
      Unexpected notes of onigiri or rice pie ! Long lasting, medicinal again, with a huge, lingering sweetness from the wine that migth get a little cloying on the very end.

  48. Blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not necessarily the type of profile that I like, a good whisky very well done nevertheless.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, like sugar coated. Sweet and honeyed notes on a malted barley background. Simple and a little too "sweet" but a convincing nose.
    • Taste
      A sweet-peaty alliance that one inevitably finds in the mouth. Vanilla and ripe citrus are part of it.
    • Finish
      Pretty long and sweet.

  49. Implar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It’s a good whisky, but I prefer the standard bottlings like Sanaig and Loch Gorm better, especially considering the price.http://whiskyinformer.com/home/kilchoman-sauternes-cask-matured
    • Nose
      Sweet peat with some earthy notes underneath. Freshly cut grass, lime. The sweetness of the wine is coming through in a harmonious way. Some acidity, vinegar. Digging a bit deeper there's some smoked ham, cotton candy and crème brûlée.
    • Taste
      Very smooth arrival for 50% alcohol. Very ashy and lots of tar, then waves of salt coming through. The wine is more in the background now. There's some fish notes in there too, cod perhaps?
    • Finish
      The wine is coming through a bit more here, but ash is still the prominent taste. Some earthyness too. Quite a long finish

  50. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    No idea if it's up to me, from the expected maturity of the Sautern fruitiness I miss completely. Nonetheless delicious (the sweet herbal story), the 90+ Euro that the market for something up to date, he would not be worth it. Sowas as standard for 50-60 € - like.
    • Nose
      The smoke is very restrained and develops after a few drops of water to known Kilchoman strength (rather dry, ashen), in addition to peppermint, spicy forest honey, more peppermint ... I would have expected sticky-sweet fruitiness, but I can not find some melon maybe still, but menthol and smoke dominate quite clearly
    • Taste
      intense spicy-kräutrig-sweet, forest honey, Ricola, sugar beet syrup, the smoke is very well integrated and gives the whole thing a slightly bitter-medicinal note (cough syrup, kamillan)
      Sweet? Fruit? None.
    • Finish
      long, warm, pepper, herbal sweets, cough syrup

  51. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A simple but strong palate I think! Nice sweet / citrusy game. Good job Kilchoman!
    • Nose
      Smoky, sweet, grape and menthol
    • Taste
      Smoky, the honeyed sweet wine start slowly turns to sour citruses
    • Finish
      Long, the sweet and citrusy effects is vibrate

  52. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    With the Sauternes, Kilchoman, after Port (2014) and Madeira (2015), is now launching the third small batch maturity. Both predecessors have really liked me. Eye / Nose: Strong, dark gold. Very beautiful spider legs are visible on the walls of the Glencairns. The big bubbles the malt throws when poured into the glass are almost like a bar. In the nose very closely interwoven fruit and smoke flavors. Although Kilchoman - outside the 100% Islay bottlings - draws and uses malt with a comparatively high smoke content of about 45ppm via Port Ellen Maltings, the Sauternes, as usual, is completely different from the distillates of the Golden Mile distilleries. Just an independent, completely different character than Ardbeg & Co. Clear, fresh and fruity natural. How could it be otherwise, with the long fermentation of the farm distillery combined with the well-known sweet fruitiness of Sauternes barrels? Not quite easy to assign, however, are the individual fruits. Grapes and papaya would be my first associations. Nice tingling in the nose, light sweetness and this great, just mentholig seeming freshness, which reminds me, as so often before, also here again Port Charlotte. In the nose, the Kilchoman Sauternes looks like a slightly closed rose, which, although it pleases like its own, does not yet want to reveal its secrets. Palate: Strong but not overly alcoholic. 50% alcohol is just right for Kilchoman. Slight tingling at the tip of the tongue. The Sauternes sweet wine - whether according to the base entry were really barrels of the world famous Chàteau d'Yquem, as was probably read in the Instragram Post of the distillery, I can not really understand based on the information on the bottle - has done a great job. Wonderful honey notes join the palate to the grapes from the nose. The omnipresent smoke is as sweet as it is strong. Finish / Conclusion: Overall, a very typical, very successful Islay Malt, the Sauternes. Warm and long finish. The fresh and quite pronounced Kilchoman smoky note pulls the Brennereicharakter through to the finish. Fruity-sweet towards the end and slightly chalky again for me. Very beautiful!

  53. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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