Review #116 | /r/Scotch Review #45 – Kilchoman Sherry Cask
The Schtick: Kilchoman aged in a sherry cask.
ABV: 46% ABV
Nose: There’s brine and peat, it’s a sweet peat with nice tires and vegetation but no bandaids. Mmmmm. Very mild hint of the sherry sweet and some vanilla. Mostly smoke though.
Taste: For a sherry casked dram, there isn’t nearly as much as I was expecting. Mostly smoke and peat, with some cinnamon, vanilla and hay with a mild fringe of sherry here and there. I think this is due to the relative youth of the spirit.
Finish: Medium and a bit sweeter than the palate would have made me think was coming. Still mostly smoke and hay, but there’s some brine sticking around here too. It’s interesting and playful.
Overall: I like this. I don’t love it – but if it sat in a PX or Olo barrel for a few more years, we might have a whole new beast on our hands. I probably wouldn’t pick up a full bottle yet but I’m heavily invested in trying future years expressions. I like Kilchoman and what they’re doing and I’m looking forward to trying more of their offerings
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect