Kilchoman Sanaig

Kilchoman Sanaig
Whisky Kilchoman Sanaig
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Type Single Malt
Cask Bourbon cask,Sherry
Abv 46%
Rating 83/100
Reviews of Kilchoman Sanaig
says on May 8, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

worth to try

says on February 5, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Medicinal

says on January 22, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Gentle prominent smoke and softer sherry notes (red fruits). Adding a bit of water plays down the smoke, brings up the sherry sweetness and adds some creaminess.

says on January 12, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Smoke forward nose. Full bodied finish that is pretty balanced for an Islay.

says on December 6, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Imagine a marriage of Ardbeg 10 with Glendronach 12 or even Arran Cote-Rotie. That's exactly what this Klichoman is all about. Pretty complex flavour full of peat followed by sweetness.

says on November 22, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Smoked, with a lot of peat, then dark fruits and bitter chocolate appear, the finish is dry, with notes that remind me of tobacco.

says on November 4, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Peat with darker fruits. 70pct sherry 30pct ex-bourbon cask. Full bodied mouth feel. Medium finish. Sweeter than the Machir Bay. Slight remembrance of Lagavulin 16.

says on September 28, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

So darker than the usual Sanaig, they used more sherry casks or more active casks. Anyway the sherry influence is there and it's strong. The peat and the sherry merge together to create a third element, like umami (?)
The mouthfeel isn't there, it's not as oily and thick as you would expect

says on July 24, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

big fan of kilchoman. especially 2018 port cask, STR cask, Madiera Cask, and Machir bay. Loch Gorm is okay and this one is just okay too. Kilchomans base whisky is great but I don't get a lot of interesting sherry notes. The Kilchoman standard sherry cask offerings are little too one-dimensional for me. glad I did a sample before a whole bottle.

a bit better with water added

says on June 2, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Ziemlich speziell und eher nicht für jeden Tag, aber reichlich vielschichtig und sehr komplex. Rauch ist klar im Vordergrund, aber auch der allein hat unterschiedlichste Schichten. Wenn man sich Zeit nimmt, sicher auch darunter noch einiges zu entdecken. Hatte das 2019 Release.

Nose

Interessante Mischung aus Speck und medizinischem Rauch, würzige Süße, erinnert etwas an Ahornsirup, der etwas angebrannt ist, irgendwann kommt hinter dem Rauch etwas frische Erdbeere und Himbeere, leichte Anklänge von Pistazien, auch eine gewisse Note von alten nassen Algen auf kalten modrigen Steinen

Palate

Kräftiger, kratziger Rauch gepaart mit der Süße verbrannten Karamells, Thymian, Nussnoten, wieder am ehesten Pistazie, etwas unreife Nektarine, aber auch wieder leichte Erdbeere

Finish

Rauch tritt etwas in den Hintergrund, süße Früchte etwas deutlicher, Himbeere meldet sich zurück, begleitet von leichter Note frischem Grases, ein Hauch Aloe Vera

says on May 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Good smoky and sweet Islay whisky

Nose

Smoke, Peat

Palate

Honey, Vanilla, Salt

Finish

Long, Smoke, Peat

says on April 14, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

peaty and rich. honey

says on April 11, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Old gold

General description

Intensive Sherry-Süsse unterlegt mit milder Rauchigkeit. Ein paar Tropfen Wasser machen ihn noch etwas geschmeidiger. Die Sherry Dominanz tritt dann etwas zurück.
Guter, vollmundiger Malt mit langem, angenehm warmen Abgang.

says on February 1, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

July 12, 2020
N: peat with rich caramel, plum/ stone fruit, light cinnamon, confectionary sugar, background of solvency/ antiseptic

P: rich fruit, sultans/grapes, turns to dry tea, spices, ashy undertone

F: dry, light wood smoke, baking spices

January 31, 2020
N: raisins, fruit,  brewed tea 
P: sweet, smoke, slightly briney

Nose

peat with rich caramel, plum/ stone fruit, light cinnamon, confectionary sugar, background of solvency/ antiseptic

Palate

rich fruit, sultans/grapes, turns to dry tea, spices, ashy undertone

Finish

dry, light wood smoke, baking spices

says on December 23, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Delicious islay, nice peat flavor, cooked fruit, with Sherry notes as well. Yum!

says on October 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

Die Nase ist sehr gesetzt. Im Vergleich zum Machir Bay fehlt die starke Süße, er ist eher "fleischig" und nicht so intensiv in den Aromen. Die Früchte sind etwas dunkler und nicht so frisch (Erdbeeren, Pfirsich). Die Nase erscheint insgesamt, als hätte man in den Machir Bay einen Teil Lagavulin 16 hinzugefügt.

Im Mund ist er sehr ölig, man hat (im Gegensatz zum Machir Bay) nicht den Eindruck einen rauchigen Whisky im Glas zu haben. Die Früchte aus der Nase liegen wieder leicht im Hintergrund.

Der Abgang spiegelt alles zuvor genannte wider und fügt etwas Asche und Zartbitterkeit (Espresso) hinzu.

Schöner Raucher, leider nicht so intensiv wie sein blauer Bruder, dafür etwas gesetzter. Es entscheidet die Tagesform, welchen ich lieber hätte. Daher bekommen sie auch die gleiche Bewertung.

Note: 2+

Finish

7/10

says on July 30, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Amber

General description

peaty but still fruity and well balanced

says on June 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Burnished

General description

smoky (pleasant aftertaste),lot of peat, bit of sweeteness

says on May 24, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Well worth the price! Smooth soft smokey character along with juicy fruity sweetness. Lots of depths and very pleasant on nose, palate and aftertaste.

says on May 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Color: Gin clear

General description

Tasted and enjoyed but no notes. March 2019 Glasgow

says on April 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

Peat, sherry, what do you want more?

Rauch, Sherry, was will man mehr?
Sehr lecker, keine Schärfe, ein wenig Luft tut ihm gut.

says on March 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

An NAS Islay dram with super delicate and elegant smoke.

Nose

The peat (50 ppm) is delicate and soft. There are pine branches cracking in a campfire in the woods. Black liquorice. Some floral notes as well. Fennel and a big vanilla-sweet bourbon note. There's also something mossy in there, and together with the wood and the floral fragrance it reminds me of the cabin in the woods I used to visit as a kid for weekends. Some applesauce coming through.

Palate

A big, smokey, very earthy hit goes first. Then plums and bacon wrapped dates. Ocean, and a peat fire. Marshmallows and cranberry gravy. Much more fruit later on.

Finish

The smoke stays on the palate, and gives off an ashy note. This might irritate some but I really like it!

says on March 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Well rounded and rich, sweet and smoky finish

says on March 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

leichter, angenehmer Rauch, Sherry, gewisse Süße

says on March 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amber

General description

Very good and sweet whisky, u tast the smoke but its not overwelming =)

says on March 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Unaufdringlicher Rauch, interessante Sherry-Süße, man spürt die Jugend des NAS-Whisky, florale Noten. Für das vermutliche Alter zwar etwas teurer, lecker ist er aber - vorausgesetzt, man mag Rauch.

says on March 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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says on January 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Smoky and clean but still smoth and tender.
Also a fruity and clean noise

says on December 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

123

says on December 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smooth whisky with some smoke and a nice kick. Good whisky for this price.

says on November 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

beetje peated wel een aangename smaak

says on November 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Hele lichte peat

says on September 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Lekkere whisky met een klein vleugje turf maar niet overheersend.

says on September 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Tart and fruity nose. Palate is smooth and very sweet with enough evidence of vanilla and smoke to make it interesting. The finish is smooth and the smoky flavor continues through the end. A very good dram with an excellent price point.

says on September 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Burnished

General description

smoke and tobacco dominate this smooth dram. Very good at what it does, tobacco not really my thing though

says on August 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A solid, smooth, earthy dram. Very enjoyable and a good character to explore. The earthy tones are prominent but there is plenty going on around it.

Nose

Deep earthy peat with a hint of salt and a fruity tone. Subtle apricot sweetness and pear crispness.

Palate

Thick mouthfeel, initial sharpness & char. Raisins & dates, hint of red berries, bitter chocolate. Peat grows & grows, with a little black pepper too. Really quite smooth.

Finish

A lovely smooth progression. Quite long with coastal peat lasting.

says on July 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smoky jerky and pork, Applewood smoked pork, lemonade

says on July 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Smoke and ash weaved together with yellow fruits and sweetness. On the palate ash and fruits. I prefer this one neat without water. Not complex but nonetheless a very appealing dram.

says on June 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

tuoksussa kevyttä makeutta, hedelmää. alkumaku kevyt, aavistus savua ja turvetta, lopussa makeus nousee esille. tasapainoinen mutta yllättävän lyhyt loppu.

says on June 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Deep copper

General description

A wonderful warming dram with the right amount of peatiness and rich fruit nose. Not too complex but really strong and nice singular flavours.

Nose

Quite some amount of medical smokiness and iodine. Below that a big fruit basket with oranges and strawberries, raspberries, apricots, papayas. Smells like a red wine cask finish. Some sour lemongrass and hints of caramel on top.

Palate

Very strong smoke, rather woodsmoke now. A bit rusty, salty and also sweet. Strong spiciness.

Finish

Milkchocolate and long dry finish with glowing oakwood in the throat and an ashtray next to it.

says on May 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Tawny

General description

smokey nose. less smokey palate. fruity finish.

says on April 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Hieno ja tasapainoinen viski leppoisaan maistelutuokioon.

Nose

Turpeista savua, meriheinää, aavistuksen lääkemäinen, tallinen, aavistuksen pippurinen. Salmiakkia. Aavistus vaniljaa

Palate

Suolainen ja savuinen, vegetaalinen, suolaheinää kenties. Taustalla aistittavissa ylikypsiä hedelmiä.

Finish

Kuivuu maltillisesti jättäen viljaisen ja hennon savuisen jälkimaun.

says on March 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Beautiful presentation of Islay,bonfire,sea,fresh,sweet,orange,sherry,pears,it's round,full mouth,oily and complex,salt and fine smoke,very pleasant and warm,dry sweetness on aftertaste..i really enjoy it!

says on December 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 56/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Peaty, nice flavours

says on May 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice smoky whisky

says on May 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Un melange très réussi entre la tourbe et le sherry. Un regal

says on May 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

a nice balance of sweet toffee and smoke.

says on March 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Schön süß, aber etwas zu rauchig.

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Flavour profile

  • Smoke
  • Peat
  • Sweet
  • Vanilla
  • Apricot
  • Raisin
  • Pepper
  • Good
  • Dark chocolate
  • Chili
  • Bitter
  • Young
  • Yellow
  • Wood
  • Toffee
  • Syrup
  • Strong
  • Strawberry
  • Starter
  • Spice
  • Sea air
  • Salt
  • Recommended
  • Potpourri
  • Pleasant
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