Review: Kilchoman Sanaig

Updated: Jan 22


Kilchoman Sanaig - 46%


My fondness for Kilchoman was born out of a love for their brash, young single barrels. Back around 2016/2017, Binny's was getting a pretty steady supply of single casks that inevitably ended up on the discount shelf. I had trouble passing them by when they were on sale - lots of fun bottles. To date, the core expressions have been enjoyable, but not exciting enough to inspire a purchase. This bottle was left over from a tasting I hosted at my place in the before times. Sanaig features aging in oloroso casks (70%) and ex-bourbon barrels (30%) with a peat level of 50 ppm.

Nose: Malted chocolate. Soft smoke. Smoked meats.

Flavor: Buttery. Toffee. Apples. Bitter ash backbone. Grain and ash into the finish.


Structure: Soft and full. Nice range between top notes and depth. Medium length.


Alcohol Integration: Fairly expressive. Little pleasant punch in the finish.


Score: 5 (Average) Pleasant laid back sipper. A little too integrated at times. Feels very blended and tame compared to the single casks.

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Kilchoman Single Cask (bourbon) – Binny’s – 4 yr. – 60.6%


Archived Scores

Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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