Kilchoman Vintage 2009

Peated Single Malt

Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland

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  1. Elimdog

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  2. dalecowell

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    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  3. mikeibra

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  4. SimonBabou

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    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Tourbé
    14.0 CAD per Shot
    Le Trèfle Noir Brasserie Artisanale
  5. jakebrake

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Peaty with a lot of spice. Under matured with bit of a briney taste.
  6. leeyounger

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Campfire smoke, red apple, oatmeal
  7. ZJivraj

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  8. sovy19

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    3.0
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    Mtl 18
  9. DropDin

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    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  10. Dreaming-of-Islay

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    I bought a bunch of samples from Kilchoman while visiting for Feis Ile 2018, just now getting around to typing out my notes. I would rate this as one of my less favorite Kilchomans, although I love their line as a whole, so it'd still be a solid B in my book. While Machir Bay is the best value in the line and a very similar scotch to Ardbeg 10, and Sanaig and Loch Gorm deliver sherry influence, Vintage 2009 is defined less by its finish and more by the clear vintage age statement, which marks it as significantly older than the other mainstays in Kilchoman's lineup. The age may help a little, but what it brings is more than a passing resemblance to Caol Ila 12. The nose is vegetal and peaty, with a vanilla note that's not present in other Kilchomans. The palate features a nice lemon citrus flavor that's familiar to any drinker of Machir Bay, more vanilla, and a light plum, along with the customary Kilchoman smoke. The smoke is most prominent on the finish. This boils down to a slightly more expensive bottle of Caol Ila 12, so I'll slightly downgrade its rating on Distiller's star system.
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