Kilchoman 5yr Single Cask ex-bourbon Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Kilchoman 5yr Single Cask ex-bourbon

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  • Age:

    5 Years

  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: There's more peat and vanilla, with the dough and BBQ notes taking a backseat.
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  • Intro:

    Admittedly, the label got ripped off of this sample, so its time for a little adventure.

  • Nose:

    It smells like a Subway. That's right. And this is a good thing. I mean the sandwich shop, if there was any confusion. There's a great variety of doughy yeast sweetness, vegetal notes floating throughout and some earthy tones as well. There's also a nice waft of vanilla and a good deal of woody cinnamon.

  • Taste:

    Its smokey and peaty. Theres slight vegetation but not to the rotting moss level. Theres some savory barbecue and a good deal of ash here as well. I like Kilchoman because their take on peat is very different than the other major players and I think this does them well.

  • Finish:

    It's long but relatively hot. I'm not sure of the proof but I wouldn't put it much over 100pf. There's more peat and vanilla, with the dough and BBQ notes taking a backseat.

  • Overall:

    Its not the best whiskey Ive ever had but its interesting and complex and really quite unique. Ive said it before, but I look forward to seeing what Kilchoman does as the years tick by.

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  • By t8ke
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