Kilchoman Loch Gorm (2018 Edition)

Peated Single Malt

Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland

    Filter
    Sort
  1. jackburton187

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
  2. decocar1

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  3. nosi0

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    more peaty, smooth, smoky and a little watery
  4. GrainularBar

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Smoky
    20.0 AUD per Pour
  5. jonwilkinson7309

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    I rarely find myself having a significant disagreement with Distiller's reviewers, but in this case, I can't believe we were consuming the same whiskey.  I took a picture of the bottle at the bar, and I definitely was drinking the 2018. But my experience was much more consistent with the Distiller review of the 2017. Anyway... This was the second of three whiskeys that I sampled at the awesome Flatiron Room in Manhattan. I've been building up my collection of whiskeys at home, so when I try a whiskey I inevitably ask myself of it's something I want to buy. Of the three Kilchomans I've tasted prior to the Loch Gorm, both the Machir Bay and Sanaig were nice, but fell just short. The 2008 made the cut. The Loch Gorm definitely qualifies as a purchase. It's bold, peaty and reasonably complex.   Although the notes are similar to the 2008, the 2008 seems to play with the volume at 5, whereas the Loch Gorm is at 8 or 9. 
    The Flatiron Room
  6. Richard-ModernDrinking

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A full-on nutty sherry profile on the nose, but surprisingly thin on the palate. Given time, flavors of dry fruit and creme brûlée topping emerge. Delicious, but a step down from the Sanaig’s blend of sherry and bourbon casks.
    Caledonia Bar
  7. cascode

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Kilchoman Masterclass at The Oak Barrel, Sydney, June 25th 2019: Whisky #4 Nose: Less floral than the bourbon-wood matured Kilchomans, this nose has dark fruits balanced by a well-rounded and spicy bonfire peat-reek with a hint of cigar smoke. There are rich nutty aromas, raisins and chocolate all presenting facets of oloroso sherry. There is an earthiness to the nose, but the 2018 bottling is less maritime than it has been in the past – the bonfire has been moved from the beach to the farmyard. Palate: Rich, smooth, full and rounded arrival with good balance between the key elements. Warm smoke, pipe tobacco, dark cherries, hazelnuts, dark chocolate and raisins – almost like a wood-smoked fruit ‘n nut chocolate bar! A reminiscence of fruitcake. It has a good depth of palate with different notes emerging over time and the texture is luscious and slightly oily. Finish: Medium/long. Smoke and chocolate notes trail into a mouth-watering aftertaste and there are little hints of oloroso sherry and hot spices until the very end. Water makes very little difference to the nose but brings out quite a bit of spice on the palate – clove, black pepper and cayenne all make an appearance. It does, however, thin the texture and the whisky loses overall from dilution. Take this one neat. A rounded and well-integrated whisky, this Loch Gorm is slightly different to prior releases. Most notably it has only a trace of maritime character, but it also seems to have less presence in general than in previous years. However, you could justifiably say that it has gained subtlety, and it is still worth the price of admission. I’m giving this expression a lower rating than I gave the 2017 Loch Gorm (which was truly “excellent”) but I also think it deserves considerably more than the poor score of 79 given by Distiller - but that’s just my opinion. In the end I gave it 4 to put it on the same shelf as the current Sanaig. “Very Good” : 4 stars
    179.0 AUD per Bottle
  8. masewise

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  9. Szarkie

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Very sweet start, bold, peaty, sherry, smoky, caramel/toffee, vanilla?, dry salty finish
  10. tpgst6

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    dark fruits, meaty sweetness, light smoke, dark chocolate, good oilyness
  11. Results 1-10 of 20 Tastes
You may also like