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Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd Edition | 50.0% | Islay
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Distillery Info
Kilchoman Distillery, Scotland     founded: 2005 | active
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Meet Deets
Meet #50   |   10/05/14   |   Hosted by Phil
Our 50th Meet! 3 bottles, a team whisky contest and lots of little things to try, celebrating out 50th Meetday in style. It went on til nearly 7am.
Other bottles sampled:
#95 Adnams Malt #1 | SSWC review 50a
#97 SMWS 4.191 | SSWC review 50c
Not being sucked into their branding at all, we desribed this as "100% farm", cow dung on Machir beach, the Jorvik Centre and dungy. Coffee at first, then 'ghost vinegar', broken birch twigs and nail polish remover. Creamy too: custard, ice cream, banana and 'curdled something'. There were some unusual nosing techniques attempted here (giving the unusual category of 'taste on the eye', conclusion: sting-y), and someone said "the biggest fucking joke in the whisky club", we're virtually "100% farm" sure this wasn't meant negatively towards the nose, but who knows..
We kept up the appropriate marketing theme here: the flavour of fields, farmy claaaasic Kilchoman taste, sterilised dairy equipment (in a good way, not like if it was a BDSM safety word), barley-y (barley sugar), dungy again and an elephant zoo pen. It was distinctively unsweet, a seaside bloodbath with fruit cake, cloves and cinnamon. Creamy, salt and oranges.

  The whisky game included a 'pin the pin-tail on the donkey-distillery' game..
Finish & Comments
That orange in the taste is now tamed, eternal and Eternal (you know, the 90s girl group). A bit sting-y, sweetening and toffeeing.

50th Meetday Whisky Challenge!

3 teams attemped to win points (AND prizes!) in a variety of challenges and trivia. The teams of 'Jamelia' (Jamie, Liz & Ali), 'Foxy Sheila' (Giles, Hamish & Shelley) and 'The Bungling Bustards' fought it out over a few tough rounds, with The Bungling Bustards eventually emerging on top, taking home the booty.
~£55 (70cl)
Useful Links
Master of Malt - Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd Edition   |
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.

92 / 100

Average score

Detailed scores (out of 10)
Ali: 8.6
Giles: 7
Hamish: 6.9
Iain: 8
Jamie: 7.5
Liz: 8.7
Lucy: 7.5
Martin: 8.9
Phil: 7.3
Shelley: 8.5
Tasting Game Points (out of 9)
Ali: N/A
Giles: N/A
Hamish: N/A
Iain: 3
Jamie: N/A
Liz: N/A
Lucy: 3
Martin: 3
Phil: N/A
Shelley: N/A


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