Whisky Review: Kilchoman Single Cask 100% Islay Exclusively Bottled for HNWS Taiwan 

Style: Sweet, Herbal and Smoky Nose: A half-syrupy, herbal dose of Islay smoke. Barbeque pork on the main palate whereas the Kilchoman confectionaries are scattered on the side. Semi-dissolved muscovado sugar lightly brushed on top of it. Iodine, dirty kelp and roasted barley sitting quite deep. Interesting aroma. Palate: Waves of brown sugar water rush…

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Whisky Review: Kilchoman Fresh Bourbon Cask Sample #175/06

Style: Bright and Smoky Nose: Bright aroma as the curtain of heavy smoke lifted beautifully by bourbon fruits. Dryness and spices combines with fresh ginger while the peat slowly comes through. Beautiful nose. Palate: Pear drop, honey and caramel springs off from ginger, very fresh, almost grassy at times. Magnificent touch. Smoke looms in the…

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Dram Review: Kilchoman Loch Gorm Bottled 2017

[46.0%・Distilled in 2009・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・General] Nose: A very bright nose with dark cherries, prune syrup and coastal peat all being highlighted. It’s uncomplicated and clean with a brush of heather drawing out the brine and oyster shells. Palate & Finish: Blackcurrants folded into butterscotch fudge. Sour plums giving that juicy edge over the peat…

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Whisky Review: Kilchoman Madeira Cask Matured

Tasting Notes: Kilchoman Madeira Cask Matured Style: Sweet and Smooth Nose: Grind black pepper over toffee and fruit cake. Honey, chocolate and sugar plums with a touch of acidity. Briny peat smoke swiftly follows but in a rather modest fashion. Nice balance of sweetness, mellow spice. Palate: Juicy ruby grapes sails through on the forefront.…

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Bang for your buck: Kilchoman Sanaig

[46%・2016・NAS・Original Bottling・General Release] If you visit your local Australia bottle shop as often as I do, chances are you would have noticed that there has been a dramatic price drop on the Kilchoman range, in particular the Sanaig which only came to Australia earlier this year.  Still, priced between $110- $140 at the moment, the…

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Whisky Review: Kilchoman Original Cask Strength

Tasting Notes: Kilchoman Original Cask Strength 2014 ☆ [Recommended] Style: Lively and Smoky Nose:  A big puff of charcoal smoke with a briny bite on the nose. Chilli flakes, towering spices with a touch of grassy notes. The core sits quite deep and unravels at a sluggish pace – quiet floral sweetness, and opens up…

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Whisky Review: Kilchoman Small Batch Release 4th Edition

Tasting Notes:  Kilchoman Club Small Batch Release Fourth Edition Style: Ashy and Subtly Sweet Nose: A puff of sweet vine grapes quickly engulfed by ashy smoke. Followed by a dash of rice vinegar, pepper and spice. Creamy caramel can be traced in the almost overwhelming smokescreen, is this a competition with Lagavulin? No…Different style, not as…

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Whisky Review: Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014

Tasting Notes: Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Edition ☆ Style: Maritime and Delicate Fruits Nose: Starts with sea-salt rubbed pineapple notes which offer fresh, sweet fruitiness and vibrant youthfulness, a touch of seaweed flakes, the saltiness and slightly peaty aroma has effectively masked the distant vanilla and pecan hiding behind the scene. Palate: Delicate first touch at…

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