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Kilchoman Bourbon Cask 2008 Tasting notes and reviews

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Kilchoman Bourbon Cask 2008

Brand
Kilchoman
Expression
Bourbon Cask 2008
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
61.00%
Produced at
Kilchoman Distillery Co Ltd
Region
Islay
Availability
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Annabel Meikle

88
Nose
Clean smoke with lime and coconut sorbet. Wet stones on the beach and ozone. Becomes softer and fruitier with water with elderflower and gooseberries emerging. Malt loaf and seashells on the shore.
Palate
A blast of fiery burning heather and peat smoke. Toasted grist and liquorice. A salt crusted baked fish, lime pickle and then damp sack cloth, and canvas.
Finish
A warm hit followed with a short finish neat, this lengthens with water.
Comment
The distillery character shouts from the rooftops - I spotted this a mile off.

Chris Goodrum

86
Nose
Complex with brittle barley, herbal peat, lightly perfumed honey and a touch of manure. Quite granity and gently phenolic. That intense alcohol makes the nose quite austere. With time hints of pepper, brine, malt and Bovril appear.
Palate
Full and lightly briny with manure, tar, a touch of sweet smoke, sweet parma violets and alcohol! Lightly medicinal with a late bog myrtle note.
Finish
The alcohol causes intense salivation and drying!
Comment
Young, intense and alcoholic!
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