Kilchoman 2011

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sauternes Cask Matured
Stated Age
05 years old
Château d’Yquem Sauternes Casks
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
SAU 01.09.16 16/62
Added on
06 Sep 2016 1:45 pm by cadillac

Average value

€ 159.00

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270 × member ratings

717 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2011

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.53 points

  1. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 86 points 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. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    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.

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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.


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