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Kilchoman Coull Point, 46%

Price: $76 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

This strikes me as being the most overtly smoky of Kilchoman's recent bottlings, and also the sweetest. Intense and very forward, there's baked apple, humidor notes, honeydew melon, fresh shellfish. Water brings out a putty-like youthfulness, so take it neat. The palate is amazingly sweet (think golden syrup), then the smoke folds itself over. A good—and well-priced—introduction for newcomers.(World of Whiskies UK Travel Retail only)£45