Whisky Review: Kilchoman 2013 PX Cask Matured

Kilchoman 2013 PX Cask Matured / 6Yr / 47.3% ABV

Tasted neat

This Kilchoman PX is a vatting of 33 casks, 9 fully matured in PX, and 24 finished in PX between 12 and 18 months. The bottle notes read:

Nose: Blackberries, redcurrants and light citrus with layers of golden syrup, dates and rounded smoke

Palate: Cooked berries, juicy orange and oaky tannins with charred peat smoke and layers of PX sweetness

Finish: Long and rounded with waves of mixed fruit and lasting sweetness

  • Color: auburn (1.5)
  • Nose: classic Kilchoman barnyard peat (subdued), berry cobbler, and leather
  • Taste: very sweet, spicy oak, sherry, straw, more peat, salt, and christmas cake
  • Finish: short, more sweetness

This is well made, but I am not a fan of Kilchoman done-up this heavily in PX; the flavours are so dominated by the PX sherry, underneath which you have classic Kilchoman notes, that they don’t seem to marry or harmonize, and instead feel a bit confused as to what you are actually drinking.

Rating: 81/100

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Elliott

Elliott

Personal interests in literature, SF, and whisky/whiskey/scotch, Software Engineer by Trade