Kilchoman Autumn Release
Added on Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 at 08:06 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 3 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2006 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $100 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

Nose: Salt, hot chilis, butterscotch schnapps

 

Palate:  Youngish, duh. Little bit of iodine and strong earthy peat, something like chewing soil that just got hit by a wave.  Goes flat quickly.  Finish is nothing more than an odd pepperyness.  There's definitely no depth to this, but the strength of flavor in a watered down 3 year old gives me hope for the future of this malt.  B-/B

 
Adam
 
Nose of charcoal, peat smoke, something antiseptic (camphor?), and notes of bubblegum. Palate is big and smokey, not very dimensional, but it will hit your peat tooth well. There is such a thing as a peat tooth, right? Finish is very long, with sticky smoke. As time passes and the glass opens up, it gets sweeter and generally fruitier. Very tasty if you're in the mood, and surprisingly great given the age. I can't wait to see how this ages -- but I'll very happily drink it now too! Let it open up and enjoy.  B/B+

PS: Price is criminal. Come on guys, be fair about this stuff, please? 
Mike
 

For three years, I was shocked how drinkable this was.

 

N: Light peat, not overwhelming, but very present. Sweet grasslike quality underneath. Smells like Islay -- the island itself.

 

P: Maltiness comes through.  Well balanced for so young.  Good place to start.  After older whiskies it seems less refined, but on its own it is quite good.

 

F: Light and pleasant. Sweetness comes through. This is wonderful and I look forward to see how it ages.  Maybe a good one to continue to drink young.   

 
Chris
 
N: Light peat, marshmallow, cake, macaroons.
P: Remarkably smooth and sweet for a 3 year, oily and mouth coating.
F: Vanilla, some spice, and a trace of cacao.
This is very good stuff at 3 years.   Excited to see how it ages. 
Fuji
 

N: Big on cloves., herbs and grass.  Sharp peat with cinnamon and a metallic tinge.

P: Dark tea like notes with restrained peat and light new makey-ness

F: Peat follows through to the finish with bready notes

 

B/B-

 
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