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Kilchoman Sanaig

(70cl, 46%)

Kilchoman Sanaig
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Kilchoman Sanaig Bottling Note

A handsome release from Islay's newest distillery, Kilchoman Sanaig is an enjoyably peaty single malt which has been vatted from both bourbon and Sherry casks. It's named after a small, rocky creek rather near the distillery on the west coast of the island. Look out for plenty of fruit and earthy peat coming through on this one, with a touch of dark chocolate-covered raisins.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Pineapple chunks and white grapes. Hints of fresh coffee carry the earthy, subtly spicy peat. Toffee cubes.

Palate: More light fruits (this time of the peach variety), with dark chocolate raisins and a whisper of red berries. Peat grows and grows, with a little black pepper too.

Finish: Quite long with coastal peat lasting.

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Kilchoman Sanaig Reviews

Excellent Peaty Whisky

If you’re like me and a big fan of peated whiskies, this will not disappoint.
As soon as you crack open the bottle, the peat is evident.
On the palate is warm peatiness and almonds with a hint of sherry in the background.
The finish is medium-long, lingering and lovely.

29th July 2018

Superb dram!

Kilchoman Sanaig. I was a little underwhelmed initially. Left it to breathe for half an hour, added a fraction of water to open it up. Now I would put it in my top 3 favourite seated whiskies.

17th May 2018

Very good!

Easy drinking, affordable, and subtle.

14th May 2018

Dessert whiskey in perfection

If you prefer medium peated single malts with chocolate notes, then i can't recommend anything higher than this. Dessert whiskey with a character at it's finest.

30th April 2018

A Delicious Dram

For a relatively young whisky the complexity of this spirit cannot be understated. Peat Peat Peat and lot of fresh stewed fruit with a hint of caramel and sherried notes in the back . I paid a lot more than the price suggested here and it's worth every penny. Another Islay gem for sure ! Nay sayers may prefer the Speyside offerings. I 'll have this one. :)

11th January 2018

okay nothing special

meh...it's no Ardbeg 10 year or Lagavulin but it's okay. For the money, I prefer Bowmore 12 the Ardbeg 10, Laphroaig Quarter Cask or the Ardbeg An Oa. Seems to lack depth to me.

8th January 2018

Complex and Peaty -- that's the point

I prefer my scotch peaty and found this very complex for an Islay. Nice stone fruit tones that are lacking in other Islays. Definitely a nice change of pace from the Lagavulin 16, and now half the price. I'm not sure why half of the reviewers downgrade it for being peaty -- that's the point of this whiskey.

23rd December 2017

Peaty

Smells like peat, tastes like peat, remains as peat for a long time on the tongue

21st December 2017

I love it, especially for the price!

Wow, really complex whiskey that offers you both smoke and fruitiness!
There's alot of smoke on the nose.

21st November 2017

A young scoth overpriced compared to good 12 year old scotches.

Bought the Sanaig Kilchoman in Ontario, Canada at a substantial cost over a 12 year old Bowmore and the JW Black. It does not have the complexity and depth of a Bowmore 12 year old and yet its wau more expensive. The bottle is beautiful tough. Also its only a 700 ml bottle. The fact that his has a higher alcohol content is a negative for me, as I prefer to have a deep rich taste as to a thinner character and more alcohol. All in all, an interesting scotch , overpriced for its young age.

21st July 2017

A good Islay alternative!

Good, but not my favorite. Maybe a little young(?)

5th May 2017

Distinctive

Kilchoman improves with this one. It has a distinctive character. An explosion of flavors with lingering peat. But without one overwhelming, leaving monotony. I have to say that the packaging for Sanaig is a very beautiful blend of old and new. Excellent artwork. One of the best I have seen. Hoping that Kilchoman continues with success. With time, they could/should be my favorite.

28th April 2017

Great dram

I love it.

17th December 2016

Warm yourself up to a campfire

This is late night comfort in a glass. Smokey, rich, fruity yet not sweet, noticeable peat yet not overwhelming, warm, calming. Hold it on your tongue to let it burn and then subdue your palate to balance with your nose. Kilchoman may be young, however, it is not a whisky to shy away from in turn for other Islay's. It's a newcomer that helps broaden the spectrum and is just that little bit different...

9th December 2016

Rhapsody of Islay whisky

Fantastic drop, for such young whisky unbelievable palette and flavour. Peated beauty with lemon and strong cherry hints and lovely sea euphoria aftertaste. I bloody love it and bought already two more bottles.

13th June 2016

Kilchoman is legit

So this is my second offering from Kilchoman I tried Machir Bay first and was pretty impressed but found it a little boozy so I gave it an 8 but after a week that went away and allowed the sherry and coastal notes to come through so I would have rated it higher actually probably more like a 9.Now this one is just as good maybe slightly less peaty but more sherried so it has the fruit and the peat similar to an Uigaedail or Laphraoig triple wood maybe less peaty but very smooth and complex a very perfect whisky to me very well rounded.I honestly think in the next 10 years people will talk about Kilchoman like Ardbeg,Lagavulin,and Laphraoig these guys really know what they are doing and I look foreward to seeing more of their whisky around in the future it's great stuff the hype is very deserved.The Sugarbear

8th May 2016

Another Fantastic Dram

Another fantastic dram from the chaps at Kilchoman. Smokey, Peaty, Sweet and extremely well balanced.

30th March 2016

Don't know why people rave about Kilchoman

I have tried other Kilchoman and thought they was ok.. Not earth shattering as some people suggest and tired this the other day and still can't see why people rave about them.. Yes I'm sure they will be good with a few more years under there belt but still too young a whisky for me.. They are competing with too many big names on islay to produce mid range whisky

23rd March 2016

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