- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 2011
43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.53 points
- 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
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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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Cold, ashen smoke. A touch of raw ham. Sweet grapes. Green bark. Machine oil. Pepper. Still pretty teen in the nose.
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.
Not so short, with cold, ashen smoke, slices of lemon, licorice, pepper, caramel and toffee.
- 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.
- Weird young edged whisky.
Gasoline spread on a cold fishy BBQ.
It changes abruptly in the mouth. Gasoline, then cacao. Very unexpected change of taste direction when tasting. Awesome experience!
Weird as nose/taste. It lasts not too long.
- Blind tasting.
This was a wonderful whisky with quite a bit to offer.
some sweetness, stewed apple, bread dough, possibly oily
soft, sweet, the alcohol level is healthy; supposedly saltier with water
- 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.
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.
Pleasantly strong oak comes through and the smoke comes out stronger. Sweetness becomes easier. Overall, very harmonious.
Long and warm.
I like it very much, again! A torfer from the sherry or wine barrel with lots of fresh.
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.
Very ashy, burned, slightly bitter, at once associations of cinnamon, burnt Christmas cookies, raisins, sherry and a decent shovel peat.
The aftertaste is very sherrylastig, cinnamon, light sulfur, sherry, even wine notes are here, in addition to the peat and burnt notes.