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Kilchoman 100% Islay

Overall rating
84.76/100
votes
148
Whiskybase ID
WB96144
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 7th Edition
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
100 21.04.17 17/38
Barcode
5060210701253
Added on
10 may 2017 3:15 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 87.88

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.76 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    And again a Kilchoman has convinced me! Fruity and sweet, smoky and peaty, fresh and oily. Just a tasty drop, I like it!
    • Nose
      Cold smoke rises timidly from the Premium Snifter, slightly mineral peat is permeated by sweet roasted aromas and a hint of peppermint. Creamy sweetness and sweet fruit flavors dominate the foreground, while orange and apricots dissolve away from the ever-sweet and creamy nose. The nose impresses with its mild yet intense multi-layered nature. Wild herbs and a hint of juniper give the otherwise sweet nose a spicy and fresh character. Vanilla plays with peppermint, peat and fruit zealously compete, discreet smoke aroma and hints of burnt wood are reminiscent of campfire romance.
    • Taste
      The taste of Kilchoman is then a bit tart and raw. Cold smoke and burned pieces of wood in connection with the peat in the background put me finally in campfire mood. Creamy and slightly greasy, grilled belly comes to the fore, dark and smoky wood elements lie with subtle sharpness over the tongue. Dark caramel and a fresh peppermint note mingle with oranges and apricots, hints of vanilla throng through the smoky peat note. Tart and sweet elements play together, old walnut aroma comes to bear. Creamy and oily, the taste goes into the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Tart and oily, the dark wood tones on the tongue, dark walnut aroma and dark caramel harmonize beautifully. In the aftermath, the fresh mint note is noticeable in the background, the dark oranges and apricots show up now and then. Towards the end, the entire palate fills with cold smoke, burnt wood remains oily in the saliva, the peat harmonizes perfectly with the dark fruit and caramel flavors. With walnuts and peppermint, the aftertaste gradually fades, leaving a fishy citrus note with elements of smoke and peat on the palate.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    If it's a little less sweet: the bourbon barrels provide a nice herbal note.
    • Nose
      Freshly beaten wood, camp fire smoke, juniper berries, laurel leaves, sauna infusion mountain pine. The nose is herbaceous, fruit flavors are not visible.
    • Taste
      Cold, greasy smoke. A good dose of fine wild herbs, wildflower honey, a little vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry, with white pepper, juniper berries and herbs.

  3. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    You're slowly starting to notice the longer maturation period. Hans from Kilchomania also comes to the same conclusion. I'm a little torn here. This is a balanced, lightly peated dram. Is it good to drink? I would like a little more oomph though. It doesn't exactly scream 100% Islay.

    Full review, alongside all other 100% Islay up to the 11th edition:
    Part 1: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/08/kilchoman-100-islay-teil-1/
    Part 2: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/15/kilchoman-100-islay-teil-2/

  4. AnotherWhiskyDram scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
      varnish, pine, raisins, musty cellar, wet tobacco, potatoes, leather
    • Taste
      70 70
      pine, resin, lemongrass, sweet-smoked, leather
    • Finish
      60 60
      extends taste, very short

  5. Menko scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I started with the inaugural 100% Islay and I'm working my way up. At this moment the 11th edition is out, but I'm still at the 7th. So far the 3th and 6th edition are my favorites but with this 7th the 100% Islay seems to develop in another direction.
    The 3th edition was wild and intens. The 7th edition has more complexity.
    Peat (obviously), grilled bacon, wood from a wet forrest, vanilla, clove, fruit, seasalt.
    A lot of new distilleries opened their doors the last 10 years, but with the 100% Islay Kilchoman really raises the bar.

  6. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    A light-coloured, mouth coating whisky that appeals lovers of long lasting ashy taste.

    I wonder if this whisky would fare better if it was drunk in a more 'busy' environment like hangout places, instead of being sipped quietly and slowly alone...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The nose began with green mango, which is nice! Medicinal peat at the center stage but not overwhelming, so well done. Then came ground clove, and vanilla. Overtime the peat started to lean towards the ashy aspect, accompanied by lime zest. Not bad overall.

      Smelled it again after first sip, there was pound cake behind the ash, and more vanilla. Add one point.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Ashy sweetness, some toffee, even butterscotch. Still, a bit plain. But the good body and mouth-coating texture to some extent came to the rescue .
    • Finish
      80 80
      Lingering ashy after taste, quite mild at 50% ABV. Unfortunately a bit too one dimensional.

  7. Leessang scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. spagr scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Extra fruity, little bit smoky and extra sharp.

  10. spnimcco scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Somewhat milder than its predecessor

  11. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Balance ... sweet dominates (21)
    Wonderful work (86)
    • Nose
      Malt, sweet peat, dampness, carrot-iodine fresh ... light barberries. Simply, of course, without superfluous unpleasant aromas. (21)
    • Taste
      Salt, fruit, peat cream ... Juicy, tasty (22)
    • Finish
      The finish is soft, creamy, smoky, salt and iodine ... wax and yellow fruits. (22)

  12. NTC scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    When i first tasted this i was like what is this? Was one of my first whiskys and i didn't like it at all. Soon after i changed my mind however after giving it a few more chanses.

    Nose: Jodium salt, maritime, smokyness, fruity and fresh

    Taste: definitly Jodium combined with the peaty smoke and some fresh lemons and citrus fruits. Nicely balanced drop

    Finish: long peaty fresh
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. Sandman scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, oil, campfire, stable, apple, peach, lemon, mango and toffee.
    • Taste
      Oil, peat, burnt wood, honey, baked apple, lemon, ginger, liquorice, grapes, mango and orange.
    • Finish
      Medium-length, burnt wood, oil, peat, lemon, tropical fruit, liquorice and orange.

  14. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. KayMeertens scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cardboard or dough. Peat. A dusty attic. Some orange, apple and salami.
    • Taste
      Peat and malt with a sweetness underneath. Orange. 
    • Finish
      Peat, malt and a light fruitiness.

  16. RobIsrael scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: Whipped cream, plastic, peat, lemon, orange, smells very fresh. 

    Taste: Orange, apple, not a lot of peat, but wow these casks are very tasty. Finish: Intense, long, none bitterness of the casks, this a very good whisky for it's young age

    Conclusion: A nice Kilchoman and a nice addition to Islay whisky, not all about the peat. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. Fight65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The Buffalo Trace Casks gave this Whisky a beautiful sweatness.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. steinrich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  21. Patrick93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a little less smoke than usual with this Kilchoman
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Short yummy
    • Nose
      sweetness, a hint of smoke, cinnamon, vanilla, the smoke is harmoniously integrated, slightly medicinal, citrus, orange cream, caramel, salty, smoked bacon, apricots
    • Taste
      Smoke in the mouth, sweet, cinnamon, apricot, very creamy, almost sticky, powerful and intense, vanilla, the smoke is dry,
    • Finish
      a warming feeling remains with grated orange peel and smoke, the mouth is completely covered with aromas, the cinnamon is still omnipresent, very long-lasting (especially the smoke)

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