Kilchoman Sanaig Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Kilchoman Sanaig

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  • Distiller:

    Kilchoman

  • Bottler:

    Kilchoman

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Sanaig’s finish is medium, and, well . . . not terribly memorable. The flavor tastes youngest of all whiskies so far in the round up. Surprise, surprise, it’s also NAS. Bah humbug.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Lovely balance. Rounded, softly fruity, and highly approachable.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Very good, I think, with a sherry that’s much better integrated than in many a single cask.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Dark chocolate-covered raisins and black pepper play well with a touch of plum; the whisky as a whole slants earthy as it opens up.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: From aroma to finish it’s layered with dark fruit, smoke and spice with everything working in unison. There’s nothing not to like about this whisky.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: There are hints of pepper and licorice in the background that add balance to the thick, rich mouthfeel. The finish has a lingering smokiness with a hint of grilled peaches. Very nice!
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It’s the barbecue-like smokiness that lingers for quite some time on the finish… and which has me hungry for ribs.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: While the sherry was noticeable in the palate, I would have liked some more. Overall, I like this a bit more than Machir and thought this was well done.
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  • Intro:

    This is a Kilchoman release that is matured in an 80/20 ratio of Oloroso wine casks and ex-Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. It is bottled at 46% abv without filtering or coloring and is named after one of the ricky inlets found north of Kilchomans distillery.

  • Nose:

    Buttered popcorn, sweet sherry and stewed fruits. Honey and cream, lightly ashy.

  • Taste:

    Ash, soap stone and stewed fruits. Campfire, burning wood. Medium mouth feel with light heat.

  • Finish:

    Medium length, ashy and fruity. Minerality is strong here.

  • Overall:

    While the sherry was noticeable in the palate, I would have liked some more. Overall, I like this a bit more than Machir and thought this was well done.

  • Score:

    5

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