Kilchoman Red Wine Cask Matured

Peated Single Malt

Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland

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  1. Phorc3

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Strong tastes. Very smooth. Nice subtle smokey after taste
    25.0 AUD per Shot
  2. Snuff_D_Rooster

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    distinctive and you can definitely taste the wine cask coming forward. peaty on the nose, light on the finish, briny on the tongue.
    The Blind Donkey
  3. dolamroth21

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  4. Reverend357

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Damnit I got lazy with tasting. Haven't had any whisky in months. I blame the unusual high temperatures for that. Sometimes you are just not in the mood for a drink. Got time today, so I picked something at random. Mostly. Didn't want to get back into the game with a peat bomb or something north of 65%ABV, and this one is somewhere in between. Shame it is sold out everywhere, but yeah. The nose has a pleasent peat note that you expect from Kilchoman. Enough to be noticed, but not so much that it burns out your brain just from sniffing it. That's what Laphroaig is for. There is also a salty air to it, a load of stewed prunes that you kinda expect with red wine casks, an interesting wiff of cinnamon and nougat chocolate. Almost like those plums that are drenched in rum and covered in dark bitter chocolate if you know them. The taste is pleasently complex, and also kinda weird. In a good way. Reading off my notes, some of those flavors don't sound like they should work together, but for some reason they do. Peat, salt and dark fruits up front, so far, so good. Honey cereals take a bit of a back seat, but are still very clearly there. What is really damn weird are the spices and herbs that are in between the other tastes. Pepper ok, that's the peat usually...but oregano and basil is not something I expected. Gives it a nice fresh edge. Interesting. The aftertaste is peppery honey with salt and touch of fruit. Doesn't last all that long. All in all, Kilchoman gets it right. I usually prefer their offerings that got close to any sort of (foritfied) wine cask to their others. This is no exception. And now, back to another couple months of tasting hibernation. Probably. Gonna be back with an andvent calendar at the latest tho. Some traditions are worth keeping alive. Cheers.
    89.0 EUR per Bottle
  5. scary

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  6. kneuf88

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  7. kujhawk94

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  8. Rbeal

    Tasted
    At Distillery 2018 Single Cask release Bottled exclusively for Distillery shop
  9. chunky

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hilltop Inn
  10. jake26point2

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Very mellow
    The Burns Pub & Restaurant
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