The Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour

Kilchoman Land Rover UK tour I had the pleasure of attending the Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour at Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh last night with a few friends and trying some fabulous Kilchoman whiskies.

I have a few Kilchoman drams in my sample queue which i will get to soon I promise, in the meantime you will find my notes below of the drams we tried last night.

The Port Cask and Loch Gorm 2014 fight it out for my attention mostly, and Loch Gorm being part of the core range i will definitely be adding a bottle to my regular drinking shelf.

Still a few dates of the tour to go, so book yourself on and try these fabulous drams, and in the meantime thanks again to Kilchoman for the fabulous drams and of course to Royal Mile Whiskies for putting on a great display of how tastings in a shop environment can be done very well indeed.

The remaining Dates -

Sat 8th, London- Spirited Wines, Holland Street
Mon 10th, London- The Whisky Exchange Vinopolis
Tues 11th, Stourbridge - Nickolls and Perks
Wed 12th, Skipton - Wright Wine Company
Thurs 13th, Glasgow- The Bon Accord
Fri 14th, Ayr - Robbies Drams
Sat 15th, Glasgow - The Glasgow Whisky Festival


Kilchoman 100% Islay Fourth Edition

Kilchoman 100% Islay The 2014 (4th) edition of the 100% Islay from Kilchoman tasted as part of the Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour at Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh.

Lovely character here that really lets the underlying lighter, sweeter more heathery notes come through along with some lovely vanilla and an edinburgh rock chalkiness that i get with almost every kilchoman

If you fancy some of this pop over to Royal Mile Whiskies online store for a bottle.

 

Light heather or moss filled earthy chalky smoke to begin with with is quite fruity... Almost fruity mintos with Edinburgh rock and gentle sweetness that begins to go citrus fruity and fresh Madagascan vanilla comes out in the background

Sweet and chalky with heather and moss filled earthiness that goes a little spicy and becomes more citrussy and fresh vanilla notes

Sweet vanilla

Bottle Name: Kilchoman 100% Islay Fourth Edition
Age: NAS
ABV: 50.00
Distiller: Kilchoman
Bottler: Kilchoman
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay


Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour Exclusive Bottling

Kilchoman Land Rover UK tour The Land Rover UK Tour Exclusive Bottling from Kilchoman tasted as part of the Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour at Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh.

Light, fruity, waxy and fudgey, with still that edinburgh rock chalkiness, only 400 ish bottles of this around, contact the tour shops and get there to try this.

You can only get this at one of the Tours ... Here's the rest of the Schedule...

Sat 8th, London- Spirited Wines, Holland Street
Mon 10th, London- The Whisky Exchange Vinopolis
Tues 11th, Stourbridge - Nickolls and Perks
Wed 12th, Skipton - Wright Wine Company
Thurs 13th, Glasgow- The Bon Accord
Fri 14th, Ayr - Robbies Drams
Sat 15th, Glasgow - The Glasgow Whisky Festival

 

Light sweet floral notes with that earthy goodness still coming through lots of heather and a touch of village coal chimney notes along with a touch of fresh hay bales and more green fruits and dark fudge

Oily waxy mouthfeel and vanilla with a chunk of fresh fruit salad and chewy fudge notes with heather earthiness and green fruits

Fudgey vanilla and apples

Bottle Name: Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour Exclusive Bottling
Age: NAS
ABV: 58.80
Distiller: Kilchoman
Bottler: Kilchoman
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay


Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014

Kilchoman Loch Gorm The 2014 edition of Loch Gorm from Kilchoman tasted as part of the Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour at Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh.

This has been fully matured in ex-Sherry casks and its wonderful, a real winter warmer of a dram with sweet stewed fruits and smatterings of earthy sweet smoke

If you fancy some of this pop over to Royal Mile Whiskies online store for a bottle.

 

Stewed apples and wild raspberries come through first followed by some heather smoke notes and that hint of chalkiness. Some sweet dried fruits come in followed by some overlooked fudge notes come through on the end with a hint of spice

Chalkiness and raspberry coulis are joined by fudge and heather smoke. This really is fabulous for a cold night in Edinburgh

Sweet stewed fruits and cinnamon

Bottle Name: Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Kilchoman
Bottler: Kilchoman
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay


Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014

Kilchoman Machir Bay The 2014 edition of Machir Bay from Kilchoman tasted as part of the Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour at Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh.

This has a lot more smoke than the 100% Islay, it's more coal fired chimney smoke, and a lot more meaty and chewy than the 100% Islay too, very nice stuff indeed.

If you fancy some of this pop over to Royal Mile Whiskies online store for a bottle.

 

Moss and heather smoke with that smoke that you smell as you pass coal fired chimneys in a small village huge chalkiness and hints of fruits coming through that remind me oil boiled sweets for travelling.

Very sweet initially with chalkiness and coal fired chimneys coming through with boiled sweets and chunks of peppered steak and game like notes that remind me of venison stew

Sweet and chewy

Bottle Name: Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Kilchoman
Bottler: Kilchoman
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay


Kilchoman Original Cask Strength

Kilchoman Original Cask Strength The Original Cask Strength from Kilchoman tasted as part of the Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour at Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh.

George said this was pretty much a Cask Strength version of Machir Bay, but oh my this is fabulous greengages and sour bramley apples mix with sherbert and make this an absolute star.

If you fancy some of this pop over to Royal Mile Whiskies online store for a bottle.

 

Ripe fruits with sour Bramley apples and greengages and that heather miss earthy smoke and Edinburgh rock chalkiness hints of Madagascan vanilla

Really fizzy sherbet notes mix with the heather notes and tingly spiced apples and cinnamon crunch

Sweet spicy and sherbety

Bottle Name: Kilchoman Original Cask Strength
Age: NAS
ABV: 59.20
Distiller: Kilchoman
Bottler: Kilchoman
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay


Kilchoman Port Cask

Kilchoman Port The Port Cask from Kilchoman tasted as part of the Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour at Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh.

This is only THREE years old and you would never ever know, it's fabulous stuff, fruity, smoky, wonderful, enjoyable, drinkable, yum, do you get that I like it... quite a bit.

This sold out at Royal Mile Whiskies and pretty much everywhere else in minutes, keep an eye on the auctions for this one, it's worth it.

 

Jam huge huge jam notes with masses of plum and damson jam with smatterings of earthiness along with that sweet heathery smoke and the chalkiness I still get

Sweet chalkiness very much Edinburgh rock with damson jam and huge plum skin notes with hints of mixed crushed nuts

Sweet sugary jam

Bottle Name: Kilchoman Port Cask
Age: 3
ABV: 55.00
Distiller: Kilchoman
Bottler: Kilchoman
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay


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