Re: Kilchoman 2010 Summer
I'd have to say it represents a solid, if not a great, Islay offering... The quality of the distillate itself is spot-on (as expected), and the balance between the fruit-like sweetness and peat (some have remarked that the latter possesses a somewhat distinctive, earthy, farm-like aspect, and I'd have to agree with this assessment) is well-nigh perfect. Don't go looking for any significant underlying complexity, though. It's just not there. And why should it be present in such a young whisky, after all? In short, a very pleasurable dram more appropriate as an aperitif or an afternoon sort of pour.
As the stocks of resting Kilchoman attain greater maturity, I firmly believe we're in for some truly outstanding bottlings.