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Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 Review

By Josh Peters @TheWhiskeyJug

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 is a tasty, fully sherry matured, Scotch from the little farm distillery that could. I’ve covered previous Loch Gorm releases already, so there’s not much to chat about… I guess that means it’s on to the review.

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 Review: Details and Tasting Notes

In Kilchoman’s Words: Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017

“Named after a famously peaty loch overlooked by the distillery, Loch Gorm is the only fully ex-sherry cask matured release in our range. Since it’s first launch in 2012 a new edition of Loch Gorm has been released every year, each with it’s unique balance of sherry influence and maturity. Bottlings are differentiated by distillation and bottling years printed on the label. Loch Gorm combines rich sherry fruits and spices with smouldering peat, cloves and lingering sweetness.”

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 price, ABV, age and other details

Region: Islay, Scotland

Distiller: Kilchoman
Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley
Cask: ex-Sherry
Age: 5 Years
ABV: 46%

Cask Strength | Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color

Batch: 2017

Price: $90

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 Tasting Notes

EYE
Reddish caramel

NOSE
Butterscotch, peat, sherry, smoked meat, dried dark fruit and a light bit of minerality and spice.

PALATE
Butterscotch, peat, sherry, smoked meat, dried dark fruit, minerality

FINISH
Long -> Peat, sherry sweetness, char cocoa

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Good sense of balance, medium body and a soft oily feel.

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 Review: OVERALL

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 Review
Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 is a nice tasty whisky and continues to impress as the yearly releases come out. The aroma is full and rich with a great array of complimentary notes. The palate keeps the same theme but comes in a bit less complex and dynamic. All around it’s a good whisky and should be a key consideration if you’re looking for something to scratch that peat-n-sweet itch.

SCORE: 88/100 (B+)

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 Review
  • Nose - 89
  • Palate - 88
  • Finish - 88
  • Balance, Body & Feel - 88
88.25

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 Review Summary

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017, like all the previous years, was great.

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