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Kilchoman 100% Islay

Overall rating
85.03/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
7th Edition
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210701253
Added on
10 May 2017 3:33 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 81,51

11 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

262 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman 100% Islay

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.03 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. Sandman scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • 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.

  5. 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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. steinrich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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