Kilchoman 2011

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Release
Stated Age
04 years old
Caroni Rum Cask Finish
Number of bottles
59.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky
fr France
Added on
26 sep 2016 3:01 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135.00

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26 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kilchoman 2011

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.38 points.

  1. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good, but outside of my taste buds. Exceptional reverberation.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Simpler pleasant smoky scent with tones of dry rum. Acidity, comfrey.
    • Taste
      81 81
      From the start, a soft and slightly oily taste, which after a while unleashes a taste rodeo in the mouth. Intense, but it doesn't bother me much. The rum finish of the smoker doesn't really suit me. It is so incoherent and the whisky is quarrelsome.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pleasant slightly spicy, licorice and sweetness. After a taste that didn't suit me very well, he pleasantly surprised him. It never happens to me that the reverberation attracts more than the taste. So the honor of the exception.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    White wine
    Quite thin and very restrained, also slightly acidic. The peat is not spread out here and there is a light rubber tone in the glass, which results in a very idiosyncratic combination. Citrus fruits, soft cardboard, salt and quite maritime - a more mineral Kilchoman.
    Waxy, spicy and topped with phenols and peat. Fresh, sweet and a bit artificial. Resinous, sticky and bitter-tart becoming. Wood, coal, campfire and bitter tannins with sweet honey and vanilla to finish.
    Long - tingly tart and bitter. This is where the rum barrel comes into play - the finish becomes mushy sweet and actually not what we like! Otherwise fading away with the taste notes.
    85 points
    N: 86P / G: 85P / F: 83P

  3. checkpointrk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Gere scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    the noble fusion of rum with Kilchoman makes this whisky something special
    • Nose
      Very subtle peat smoke in combination with slightly salty and exotic fruits.
    • Taste
      The palate shows the power. The Kilchhomen shows its strong side. Short Pfeffrig dan fruity sweet until the peat smoke widens and widens
    • Finish
      Zuert bleit the peaty, love smoky long and more and more you notice a slight amount of salt.

  6. Yoshiki scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose: Agrimmes, Pear, Maritime, Herbal, Fir and Resin, Vanilla, Caroni and its petroleum notes, Daisy, Marmalade, Rear Nose of Rum and Brown Sugar. Water helps reveal Frangipane and Violet
    Taste: Caroni, Grass, Acidulous, Mint, Sweet, Honey, Cereals, Chocolate, Melon, Avocado, Gourmand, Orange, Patissier, Curry and Pepper.
    Finale: Chocolate, Almonds, a mixture of peat and oil very pleasant.
    Note: Very nice, but requires a lot of water to not be too aggressive.

  7. Ivynor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A rather original Kilchoman, especially marked by pepper, but not my favorite.
    • Nose
      quite neutral, a little white wine, made rather mineral, a hint of peat and pepper.
    • Taste
      Much more expressive than in nose. We are dealing with an unusual Kilchoman, with a slightly sweet and tangy entry followed by powerful peppery notes. A little licorice and olives in the background. Texture quite fat, always feeling of minerality.
    • Finish
      Quite long, powerful, lots of spices, peat, slightly farmy notes.

  8. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This bottling, finished in a cask that previously contained Caroni rum, was produced with barley grown and malted at the Kilchoman distillery farm. It fearlessly and entirely appropriates all the aromas and flavours of this famous and rare Trinidad and Tobago rum in order to really bring out its profoundly malty, peaty, smoky, salty and mineral character. On the finish this 100% Islay Kilchoman shows stunning presence and elegance.

    Profile: full and unctuous, the nose reveals a peat of extreme finesse burgeoning with salty, fruity (pear) and exotic aromas. A note of petrol highlights the influence of the Caroni. The palate centres more on the rum and its notes of hydrocarbon. The peat and smoke gradually resurface.

    Single Cask no. 754/11 – Caroni Rum finish
    Limited edition of 300 bottles
    Exclusive to LMDWTASTING NOTE

    Appearance : vibrant gold.Nose : rich, concentrated. On the initial nose, the peat and smoke seem nourished by the Caroni’s sweet perfumes. Their thirst quenched, these two essential elements in the aromatic palette express a confident and firm character, with slices of apple freely releasing their slightly tangy juice. Allowed to breathe, the malted barley seems to have come straight out of the kiln.Palate : clear, lively. The same fruity acidity gives the attack on the palate huge momentum. Notes of fine hail, salt and citrus fruit (lemon) appear alongside delicate and slightly ashy smoke. Its mineral character is revealed in its finest light. Blue and limestone slates literally break apart on the palate. The end of the palate is herbaceous (lucerne, straw).Overall : long, resolute. The empyreumatic finish is like tarmac melting under the hot rays of the sun. At the same time, the enveloping perfumes of white flowers (lily, iris) create great elegance and lyricism. The retro-nasal olfaction is like tasting a delicious smoky tea or a vervain infusion. The empty glass cuts to the chase with malted barley, peat and smoke.Note: They also released a 5y old bottling - cask 531/11


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