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Kilchoman Loch Gorm

We review the brand new batch of Kilchoman Loch Gorm.


 
Whats great here is how much information there is on the packaging. This is quite refreshing in an age of 'non age statement' whisky, where you dont neccessarily know what your paying for. According to the info on the bottle 'The latest Loch Gorm release is a vatting of fresh oloroso butts and hogsheads, filled in 2009 and 2010.' It is also un-chill filtered and of natural colour.

So thats a good start, but all utterly pointless if the liquids no good. (I cant see that being the case though.)

Nose: Its rich with light peat (quite reminicent of cleaning out the fire place in the shop actually) and the slightest hint of lemonpeel. There is also limestone, seashells and quite surprisingly, wood glue(not neccessarily a bad thing).

Palate: Powerful hit of peat with hints of orange and salt & pepper. It is also quite spirit driven - possibly because of its young age.

Finish: This is where the sherry comes out in force, unmistakingly oloroso. The peat fades out and its that fresh seashell/seabreeze that really lingers - even 10 minutes later! 

Overall: Whats not to like here? Its young, but its no secret that peated whisky works very well at a young age. It has a perfect(but very hard to master) balance of peat and sherry the we love so much here at Whisky Fix. 

Buy Kilchoman Loch Gorm now for £65.00

Please keep your eyes peeled for more up coming reviews, they will be coming thick and fast as we approach a very exciting time in the Whisky calender with the Spirit of Speyside festival, Feis Ile 2015 and Springbank open day in Campbeltown. We'll try to keep up!
 
Posted: 02/05/2015 11:40:55 by euan finlayson

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