Another quick review from me today, and another duty free/travel retail exclusive.
This is from Kilchoman and is 4 and 5 years old from 1st fill Bourbon, with the 4yo being finished in Sherry casks for 1 month. It’s called Coull Point, after a landmark nearby the distillery on Islay. I took the time to go to Machir Bay, which is beautiful and highly recommended if you’re on Islay, but didn’t get to Coull Point as it’s pretty remote.
Anyway, onto the whisky…
Kilchoman Coull Point 46%
Nose: Peat of course, classically Autumnal, burning wet leaves and twigs/branches.
Taste: POWWARRR! Really intense, very powerful smoke then big BIG mineral notes charge in. Slate, chalk, crushed granite. Young ginger and white pepper spice. More like an attack!
Finish: Long length. The minerality continues, with crushed granite and a few drops of lemon juice (Maybe just one drop!).
That nose really doesn’t prepare you for the hugely powerful taste. It's a shame that minerality isn't balanced.
Thanks for reading!
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