Kilchoman Comraich Batch No. 2

Cask Numbers: 206/2011, 207/2011, 208/2011

Cask type: 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Distillation Date: 21.4.2011

Bottling Date: 11.3.2019

Age: 7 yo

Strength: 55,3 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 772

Bottle volume: 0,7 l / 0,75 l / 0,02 l

Bottle code: COM 11/03/19 19/30

Distribution: only served in the Comraich Bars


The 2nd batch of Comraich, which came into the worldwide Comraich-Bars in spring 2019, is a vatting of three almost 8 years old 1st Fill ex-Bourbon Barrels.
Samples of this release were part of the Kilchoman Comraich Online Tasting on 21 October 2021.


Tasting Notes:


Nose: The nose immediately says: middle-aged whisky matured in bourbon barrels (no more New Make notes but also hardly any wood etc.; some furniture polish), with a rather reserved nose. The peat smoke is quite faint for a Kilchoman, its character and ppm hard to assess. First citrus notes, then yellow fruits (apple, pear), vanilla and honey. 86

Taste: Lots of sugary sweet pear and apple compote, plus vanilla, honey, caramel and some spice. Not as dry as comparable Kilchomans. 89

Finish: Medium length. Becoming a little drier. The compote sweetness lingers for a long time, showing more citrus notes at the end. 89

I could imagine a standard release of Kilchoman with an age statement in the future! 88 / 100 points



Nose: Clear difference to batch 1 in the nose. The dark and partially dried fruits are completely missing (understandably and logically, since no sherry cask was used). Apple and pear pieces, the pears candied. Vanilla, honey, fresh green branches, fresh clippings. The smoke is subtle and fresh. 87

Taste: Oh, what a fantastic sweetness he puts on the tongue. Only 0.2 percentage points less ABV than batch 1, but incomparably softer and creamier. Caramel, white chocolate, almond butter. Ripe red apples, smoked strawberries, fresh rhubarb, quince jelly. Just fantastic. 91

Finish: Medium to long, dry smoke, applesauce, strawberries, milk chocolate. Everything that makes it so brilliant on the tongue is still there for a long time. 90

Seldom had a Kilchoman in a glass who holds himself back in the nose while he shoots out of all the barrel on the tongue. Would that be a whisky, if the nose would drag too.  89 / 100 points