Kilchoman - Winter 2010 release - Tasting Notes
Smokey, peat, raisin, berry's, pear, sweet red apple, red cabbage (found that a bit strange but it was there)
Smoky first, so I decided to let it sit for a while, and that opened it up.
Needs some time. Then thyme, rosemary, comb honey, berry's, raspberries, vanilla, creme brûlée, cinnamon, and a whiff of salty sea combined with seaweed.
Warm, and a good length. The (dry) smoke and maritime notes stay a bit
6,5 out of 10. Very nice, but maybe need to come back to this one. It took me a lot off trouble to determine flavours, so maybe when I come back to this one this will be higher. Or maybe this is just to young, and should have stayed a bit longer in the barrel, who knows?
Tasting scores explained a bit. It all depends on the moment, ambiance etc, but to have a guideline for my own preferences. This differs for each person... See my wish list in the menu above to see what I prefer the most at the moment.
<5 Maybe need to taste again, but would not end up in the collection, depends of the matter of between 1 and 5 how fast I will try it again.
5-6 It's a maybe, but not very enthusiastic about it. Can drink it, but if I have a choice I will choose something different. Don't have to wake me up for these.
6-7 I like, but they just miss something on the taste, finish, depth of flavours ect to make this something wow! Love to have a dram sometimes of that but buy a whole bottle? Mhmm... not sure...
7-8 Well, you can start waking me up for these, more depth, these I would love to add to my collection
8-9 With these I would love to sit for a while and just enjoy, and slowly, very slowly enjoy these. These I would absolutely love in my collection, but sadly not always in my price range.
9-10 Well, what can I say, just wow...... No words to describe it. Wake me up now!!