The Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 is already the 6th edition of the annual Loch Gorm releases. The Loch Gorm range is a limited release with whiskies that all have matured in Oloroso sherry butts filled in 2009. So this means that this edition is the oldest yet.
It’s my first one of the Loch Gorm range. But had a few other ones from their core range, like the Machir Bay. Which wasn’t too bad. So, let’s see what this will bring.
This Kilchoman has matured in Oloroso sherry butts and is bottled at 46% ABV.
Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 tasting notes:
Nose: A whiff of smoke to start with. Then followed by dried fruit, with mostly raisins. Oranges, and some red fruit too, like strawberries. Some barley too and a hint of salt air or a seabreeze.
Taste: Yep smoke and peat, maybe even a hint of tar. Barley here as well. Then it becomes sweeter and creamy. A hint of marshmellows, some sweet caramel, and creamy milk chocolate. Followed by liquorice and honey sweetness.
Finish: The finish is mid-long and a bit spicy.
It’s not bad at all, quite easygoing. But nothing more than that. I can’t compare it with the other Loch Gorms, but I think it’s nice for such a young whisky, although it lacks a little depth.