Single malt whisky - tasting notes

24 Apr 2013

Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Kilchoman

Launched two weeks ago, Kilchoman Loch Gorm will be a regular part of the core range and the only fully sherry matured expression. It will be periodically replaced by a new batch. This first batch was matured in oloroso sherry butts for over 5 years and finished in oloroso hogsheads for six weeks.

 

 

Kilchoman Loch GormKilchoman ‘Loch Gorm’ 2007 (46%, OB 2013, first release, 10.000 btl.)

Nose: fresh inner bicycle tube. Even though it’s still the main component, the peat seems less assertive than it was in previous releases. Quite some antiseptic / anaesthetic and mint. A vague sweetness (lacquered meat) as well as spicy notes (pepper, clove). Mouth: the peat starts sweet but grows drier and eathier. Wood smoke and spices again (clove, nutmeg, cinnamon). Chocolate and raisins in the background. Tobacco leaves. Finish: long, smoky and sweet.

This one has a balance of peat and sweetness that I haven’t seen before. I seem to like Kilchoman better at a slightly lower strength and with some sherry character. Around € 65.

Score: 85/100

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-04-24

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
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