Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
5th Edition
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LGM 04.04.17 17/17
Added on
29 Mar 2017 10:02 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 83.22

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161 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Loch Gorm

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.16 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    From a sample left over from a Harveys tasting in May: https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/harveys-brewery-hosts-kilchoman/

    Given i was driving, i took a few back home.N: Blind, would i guess this was 100% oloroso matured? - no. Its the clean, smoked barley with an equal mineral=vegetal quality that talks. Peat & youth work so well together dont they, so its puzzling why more non-peated NAS whiskies dont throw in at least a few ppm - old styley. Then again, it would mess up their production of whisky destined for blends. Descriptors then: a little gammon, bacon crisps [not Frazzles, potato chips], paprika-smoked baked potatoes, salad leaves, rubber bouncy balls, cap guns,….. Not hugely complicated but certainly competent & colourful. Put simply, it works.
    T: Vegetal-sweet=savoury barley & peat doing their thing, the sherry casks softening everything as to make this 7yo super-palatable even neat. Its when you’ve let a few sips go down that the oloroso clearly stands out agains the savoury-smoky backdrop. Once into the development the bacon and [now tomato &] smoked paprika crisps cement the profile, a lot of that coming from the cask influence - clever!. 
    F: More bacon crisps, the hammy smoke lingering. A little ashy burned sage to finish. 
    C: Very clever indeed. Would you look at that, same score for this three times in a row! - speaks of continued consistency from Kilchoman.Scores a B[-]

  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 (46%), consumed Feb 2018. All sherry cask matured. Aroma of smoked squash ball, some cat paws, sawdust and oak, peachy note later on. Taste is salted smoked fish, breathy oak and rubber, touch of berry fruit, something like grapefruit and parafin sitting in the middle. Quite saline and woody with not that much sherry character, I thought, surprisingly - perhaps they are all refill casks. An interesting whisky, enjoyable enough. (3.4/81)

  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Quercus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. DramJammin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  6. TeddyKGB scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Kilchoman loch gorm 2017,

    Let's start with the trivial details. You look beautiful. This amber color dressed in black suits you to delight.
    Now the main thing, the tasting. Yes, you are well done for your young age, elegant, dirty in a good way, you will like lovers of peat and Sherry.
    If I had a little remark to make, your consistency is somewhat watery and prevents me from taking full advantage of you once in the mouth. Your finale could also be a little longer it seems to me.

    I will follow your next apparitions closely ...

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  8. matfrl scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. martin_the_collector scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A little overpriced compared to the Sanaig
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83
      the only weakness of the whisky if he has one

  10. KauffmanMD scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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