Kilkerran 08-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
08 years old
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
30 Oct 2017 12:18 pm by DrBardamu
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

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€ 73.08

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 08-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.48 points

  1. Luigisim scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with friends in a session including three Kilkerran 08 year old Cask Strength.

    1.- 56.2% bottled 2017. Quite clean and compact. Some smoke. Nice solid dram. 85

    2. - 55.7% bottled 2017. Smoke and dirtiness are more present, providing a more complex and rounded sensation. 87

    3. - 56.5% bottled 2018. Very smooth. Smoked mixed with sweet nuts and whipped cream. Richer than the others. The winner of the session. 88

    It seems the longer Kilkerran works, the better quality we will get. Hope they continue like this.

  2. whisky_knight scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    The Kilkerran 8 Year Old Cask Strength release was quite enjoyable. This is coming from someone still not totally used to Springbank funk yet. In trying the 3rd and final distillery from Campbeltown, it’s a lot of fun to see where they all stand. For my tastes, Springbank is the boldest of the three: The “Springbank funk” is potent and powerful and beyond that, there are quite a lot of flavors hitting throughout the dram. Glen Scotia feels like the most “refined” of the three. And Kilkerran (Glengyle Distillery) sits inbetween.

    I appreciated the more controlled (less pungent) barnyard and funky notes on the nose. The palate’s balanced caramel and vanilla sweetness against the “Campbeltown / Springbank funk”, some earthy mustiness and oak and ginger, all made for a delicious dram this evening. I can’t wait to try more Kilkerran in the future.
    • Nose
      73 73
      Light funk, barnyard scents which hearkens back to the “Springbank funk” but nowhere near as potent, nor pungent. The cask strength ABV (56.2%) is still present and adds a slight burn on the nose, even after sitting 15 minutes before tasting. Tart green apples, faint sweetness.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Vanilla, caramel sweetness on the front palate, then a light antiseptic taste appears, Band-Aids, light Campbeltown funk. There’s a slight mustiness, warehouse dunnage, big ginger spice, but manageable. More vanilla, caramel notes, balanced by oak bitterness.
    • Finish
      71 71
      Medium. Lingering, balanced ginger heat. New wood furniture, dark chocolate bitterness that trails off.

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    young - powerful / intense and, with longer maturity, with a lot of potential - a very decent dram ...
    [Color] = white wine;
    • Nose
      oW: fresh, green apple, lime, sweet, vanilla;
    • Taste
      mW: very powerful, almost explosive, citrus fruits, apples, malty, salty, sparkling, smoke, vanilla, herbs (mint), metallic (young), liquorice;
    • Finish
      medium-long finish, malty, salty; smokehouse aromas in the aftertaste;

  4. Derufus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Ninofdram scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. KeesD scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Not special
    • Taste
      85 85
      Not to sharp, smooth for a cask strength
    • Finish
      85 85
      Finish is good, long, vanilla sweet


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