smoky
malted barley
chocolate
peaty
mint
sweet
spicy
candied
vanilla
Spiral Kilchoman 100% Islay
Kilchoman
100% Islay
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color 
Medium amber.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Smoke with lots of chocolate. Barley is also quite strong and there are some sweet sensations tingling around.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The peat really comes alive but in a gentle, right way. Put some spices on top and you get one hell of an Islay ride.
 
Finish 
Some menthol-like freshness evolves in this clean long peaty, smoky finish.
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$96.99
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100% homegrown.
 
Kilchoman (pron. Kil-Ho-Man), is the first distillery to be established on Islay in over 124 years. It was started in 2005 by Anthony Wills, who ran an independent single cask bottling company for 8 years and was immersed in building the ultimate farm distillery where he’d take Whisky back to its roots.
 
The Kilchoman distillery is unique for several reasons. It's one of only six Scotch distilleries to carry out traditional floor maltings, and one of only two to do the malting, distilling, maturing and bottling on site. Furthermore, they even grow 30% of their Barley right there on the farm. It’s also one of the smallest Scotch distilleries, with an annual output of 120,000 liters. If you like “small batch” and “artisanal” Spirits, when it comes to Single Malts this is as good as it gets. They've been rocking it ever since they started, and they are racking up the awards to prove it.   
 
The first thing you have to always remember is that Kilchoman is — without a doubt — an Islay, with all that this entails. If you are new to the world of Whisky, this means that the malted barley is dried by or exposed to peat smoke. In the case of Kilchoman 100% Islay all the barley they use for it is grown beside their distillery… Now that is awesome! Aged in casks that held Buffalo Trace Bourbon for 6 years this Islay malt is really something more.
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Islay Whisky
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
    Kilchoman
  • Bottler
    Kilchoman
  • Age
    6 Year Old

Kilchoman

100% Islay

(0.75l, 50%)


7.5/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Kilchoman 100% Islay
Christopher
Christopher,
Not a fan of Peaty Scotch
Paul
Paul,
I really enjoy the smoky flavor, a very unique and flavorful Scotch. I don't believe that I have ever tasted anything quite so unique. Definitely will become part of my bar.
Gary
Gary,
Islay Scotches are my thing. This one is no exception. I like it a lot and will add it to my list of Islays.
Brian
Brian,
This is some of the best scotch I have had yet, absolutely love it
David
David,
Not my taste at all. Too sharp.
Adam
Adam,
Ech. The peat ruins this beyond repair. Like cherry cough syrup mixed with iodine.
anonymous
anonymous,
If you're an Islayphile like me, this 100% Islay is fantastic. And if you're an environmentalist like me, you love the fact that this expression is straight barley to bottle. Great job, Kilchoman!
Erik
Erik,
I liked but the smoke flavor was a little to much for me.
Enoch
Enoch,
A very smooth, high alcohol scotch, the flavor profile is way too peaty for my taste. But there is no question that this is a quality scotch. If the depth of flavor was a little deeper and not governed by peat and smoke from start to finish, this could be a great glass to pair with a sweet and savory meal.
Kevin
Kevin,
Highland smooth with a really nice dose of Islay smoke.
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