Kilchoman 2011 Sauternes Cask Matured

Kilchoman 2011 Sauternes Cask Matured

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Kilchoman

Region: Islay

50% ABV

Aged For: 5 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Sauternes Casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No


Color: Rich Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Smoke, vanilla, pears, alcohol, malt, oak, and apricot

Feel: Full bodied

Taste: Leather, pepper, oak, vanilla, peach, smoke, and peat

Finish: Medium warmth and length, butter, cream, citrus, vanilla, and sauternes

Thoughts: It’s a good malt, but the age is really fighting against it, as I feel the flavors would pop much more with additional age.

Score: 80 out of 100

Kilchoman Port Cask

Kilchoman Port Cask

Price: $85 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Kilchoman

Region: Islay

56% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon and Port

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Dark Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Butter, slight peat smoke, caramel ice cream, blackberries, port wine.

Mouthfeel: Full-Bodied

Palate/Taste: Berries and cream with smoke. Earth, vanilla, oak, and young malt.

Finish: Medium length, warm, with smoke, herbs, dark chocolate, and ruby port notes.

Thoughts: A good example of a well done younger malt, Kilchoman’s base malt takes well to the Port finishing.

Score: 80 out of 100

Kilchoman Machir Bay

Kilchoman Machir Bay

Price: $60 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Kilchoman

Region: Islay

46% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: Minimum 3 Years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon casks, finished in sherry casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Clear gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Strong peat, smokey, vanilla cookies, sugar, oak, wet wood.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied

Palate/Taste: velvety and supple vanilla, with smoke, peat, charred oak, a bit of citrus, and pepper.

Finish: Warm and long with honey and caramel overtones.

Thoughts: Despite their youth, Kilchoman continues to prove that their attention to quality and detail make for great drinks.

Score: 85 out of 100

 

Kilchoman Sherry Cask Release

Kilchoman Sherry Cask

 

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Kilchoman

Region: Islay

46% ABV

Aged For: Approximately 5 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and sherry casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Golden

Nose: Gentle smoke, rich raisin, caramel, fudge, butter cake, milk chocolate.

Taste: Sweet sherry, followed by strong peat moss and sea spray, followed again by another wave of toffee. Thick and chewy with hints of clove.

Finish: Briny peat with hints of sherry and ginger lingering. Ends with a bit of a nip on the tongue showing the youth of the whisky.

Thoughts: A solid drink for something so young! The flavors blend well together.

Score: 85 out of 100