Nose: Much lighter than expected, no alcohol. Gristy, peated grist, a light fruitiness, under ripe mango and pineapple, green apple and pear, grilled pineapple and cinnamon. Something sour and lactic after a minute.
Water: The youthful fruit really comes out, young esters, not much peat, lots of banana, banana chewy sweets, watermelon, green apple, pear.
Taste: Big but quite soft actually. Smoke first with peaty grist and malt, then light under ripe fruit, mango and green apple, pear, some citrus coming through with lemon juice and a little salt.
Water: Initially I got more youthfulness, but after some time and finding the right amount of water: Very oily, smoked fish, smoky lemon juice, peated grist, some banana chewy sweets.
Finish: Medium/long length. Slightly smoked lemon juice then more under ripe fruit, green apples.
Notes: Distilled 24/09/2008, bottled 10/09/2015, just 2 weeks before becoming 7 years old. From Bourbon barrel 253. Not the peat bomb I was expecting, reminds me of young peated Bunnahabhain. This is a style that Kilchoman can pull off, but shows that others can't.