Kilchoman Inaugural 100% Islay

Category Single Malt from Islay, Scotland
Distillery
District Islay
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottled 2011
Age 03 years old
Casktype Fresh and Refill Bourbon Barrels
Strength 50.0 % Vol.
Number of bottles 11300
Size 700 ml
Barcode 5060210700140
Price 94.00$ 127.84£ 74.26
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
Cast Olila Review note
about a month ago
Cast Olila gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
80
Presentation
88
JacobaEd Tasting note
a couple of months ago
JacobaEd gave this whisky 86 points
Color
White wine
Nose

sweet, fruit en wood, a bit medicinal a roseflower

Taste

Soft peat with pears.  sweet and fresh, 

Finish

Somewhat oily, more peat and some gras

Comments

nice,  very good Islay

alectron Tasting note
less than a year ago
alectron gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

peat/warm smoke, plums, cinamon, barn/farm, gardenhose rubber, 84

Taste

cinnamon, peat, rubber, nice mouthfeel 86

Finish

vanilla, peat, hay, somewhat flat, 81

Comments

Single dram note.

Transferring previous Note (2011.11.30) content into a Tasting Note.

Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
BeatF Tasting note
less than a year ago
BeatF gave this whisky 85 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Räuchlein, Gischt von Meereswellen, Zitronen, Birnen, alles leicht beschwingt

Taste

alles Obige geht nahtlos auf die Zunge über

Finish

und es entwickelt sich eine Explosion des rauchigen Torffeuers, ohne dass die fruchtigen Komponenten verloren gehen

Comments

dieses bleiche Kerlchen schlägt den Machir Bay mit links!

Yvain Tasting note
less than a year ago
Yvain gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

L'entrée est surprenante et rappelle l'Auchentochan Vallinch avec beaucoup de cannelle, de l'alcool et du bois. Peut-être un effet "Linzertorte" 

Taste

La bouche est épaisse, sur les épices (encore de la cannelle, mais moins qu'au nez), de la cire, du sirop pour la toux, les plantes, le sucre. 

Finish

Doux, cireux. Un peu court. 

Comments

Un bon kilchoman, mais il faut aimer les notes de cannelle et la texture cireuse en bouche. 

Edwin de Lange Note
about a year ago
Edwin de Lange gave this whisky 94 points

As expected of Kilchoman, this is a great dram, nice peaty, straightforward, clear and lots of taste. A real Islay style.

Ralph Hiltrup Note
about a year ago
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky Advocate
The
only Islay distillery not on the coast - and the most westerly on the
island - Kilchoman is reviving the tradition of farm distilling, and
this limited edition release uses locally grown Optic barley malted at
the distillery. Very creamy, with some stewed apple, green banana, and
(when diluted) sponge cake mix. The smoke develops on the palate, adding
an earthy note. Rich, with some clove and licorice on the finish. Well
worth a look. 87 Points
Malt Hans Note
about a year ago
Malt Hans gave this whisky 90 points

Smoky and malty aroma, heather honey,
cinnamon, ripe melon, lapsang souchong, sweet mustard and vanilla.
Medium sweet taste, anise, pepper, cardamom, floral honey, coconut, ripe
grapefruit and sweet oat porridge. Long, smoky and herbal end.

hsmithjr Tasting note
a couple of years ago
hsmithjr gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Sweet and gentle peat.  Lemon custard.  Fresh coconut.  Vanilla fudge.  Seaweed salad.  Complex.

Taste

Soft peat with pears.  More peat, this time with vanilla.  Spicy oak. Butterscotch pudding.  Raw oysters.  Country biscuit dough. Sweet lemon meringue pie. Somewhat oily.

Finish

Medium length.  Sweet, smoky, peaty, and spicy (mixed white and black pepper). More obvious vanilla.

Comments

This one is more complex than some of the other Kilchomans I have tried.  Obvious Bourbon cask notes. Nice!

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Willie JJ Tasting note
a couple of years ago
Willie JJ gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Gently smoky and nutty with a splash of lemon.

Taste

Subtle salty shellfish and lemon juice with a malty hit later on.

Finish

Big salty hit drifting into warm sandy beach.

Comments

I initially tried the cask strength version of this and was not impressed but this is just coming across as good solid Islay malt.

It's better to have drunk it all than never to have drunk at all.
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Overall rating All versions
71 member votes
84.67
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
84.55
Nose - Aroma
85.00
Initial taste
84.50
Body
85.00
Finish
84.00
Price
80.00
Presentation
88.50
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