Kilchoman 100% Islay 4th ed. (OB)

Flash Review

These are the short tasting notes from the 100% Islay 4th edition. September 2014 at Kilchoman Distillery. A whisky that only uses locally produced barley, aged in first fill bourbon casks and bottled at 50%ABV. Only lightly peated and going by the introductory remarks of our tour guide, this is what's supposed to be their ultimate product. 

Nose: notes of citrus, biscuity malt, figs, brine and a fairly soft layer of smoke.

Mouth: sharp on the palate, a body that is both creamy and briny  fruity notes of pears, some vanilla and wood polish.

Finish: medium long finish: peat, lime and elements of oak.

 
Score: 80
 
   < 75: undrinkable, avoid at all costs
75-79: acceptable, give it a try but don't spend to much money on it
80-84: average, enjoyable whiskies mostly easy sippable entry-level single malt 
85-89: above average drams, often well aged expressions, open your wallet
90-94: excellence, sorry kids no x-mas presents this year, daddy needs this bottle
95-99: divinity, call your bank manager for another mortgage on your house