Kilchoman 2009/2014 Cask 85/2009 Impex Selection Review

This is a 5 year single cask that was matured in an ex-sherry Oloroso cask, selected by Impex, and bottled at 57.9% ABV.

Nose: Very sweet barbecue sauce with a healthy dose of vinegar, burnt plastic notes abound yet oddly flowery at the same time.

Palate: Peat is overpowering up front with heavy ash side (almost eating out of an ash tray strong), rubber, soy sauce, and just a smidge of the sherry pulling through all that.

Finish: Develops into a heavier plastic profile with smoke and rubber balls.

Rating: 77/100 – The plastic/rubber notes abundant throughout were distracting for me and really detracted from the sherry’s influence on the ash/peat.

Value for the money: I think these retailed somewhere around $100, and like pretty much all Kilchomans, I find it overpriced for its age/quality.

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