Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
70% Bourbon / 30% Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 Jun 2018 4:55 pm by LukasJakubDrabek

Average value

€ 52.00

2 × in wishlist

10 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 12-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.50 points

  1. Sinhdn scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    A fresh, smooth and refined dram. Apart from the slightly salty taste, all the remaining flavors are quite balanced. Sweet, strong, salty and bitter, in turn, attacked the taste buds with reasonable intensity in an orderly and amusing manner, none of which overwhelmed. An interesting experience at a price to pay.

    Unfortunately, while 30% of sherry casks are grown, the effect of the sherry on the overall flavor of the wine is not large enough.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The smell does not get up but gentle, delicate. Peat smoke is light and light (somewhere around 5-7 ppm). After about 15 minutes, the aroma becomes more pronounced with lemon cake, lots of cream, orange / lemon zest. There is some honey, vanilla and apples. The smell of salt water is a little fishy.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Spilling into the oral cavity is the feeling of smooth, cool smoothness like that of 40% alcohol bottles. Initially the sweet and spicy taste of the orange / lemon peel is very clear, accompanied by many flavors of black pepper (like a bottle of Springbank 10 with a little more pepper and oranges) ... followed shortly after. is a rich sea salt flavor dripping down the throat while the peat smoke gently rushes up the nose, very excited.
      If tasting SBS with Ardbeg Ten will find the flavor of K12 much more interesting .. and also see the effects of 30% sherry barrel brewing better.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Finish with a long, salty, salty taste and some spicy wood rings.

  2. dereinejo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Clearly oak with cotton candy and dried fruit, a little smoke.
    Taste: vanilla, citrus fruit, honey and biscuits,.
    Departure: Oily and soft, light citrus and peppery.
    Very good value for money.

  3. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wonderfully old-fashioned and aromatic. First, delicate peat smoke and oily-dirty flavors. Then follow sunflower oil, citrus zests, nutshells, vanilla, caramel and the musty sweetness of rainy hay. Becomes sweeter with a bit of water, honey-toned and waxy as well as slightly farm-friendly.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully old-fashioned. Salt, peat smoke, oily aromas, dirty accents, metal, fruity reflexes and fine spices like vanilla and tonka bean. Then take on the brusque mineral and oak. Fresher and more aromatic with a little water. More of citrus tones, salt, oily-sooty metal tools and earth.
    • Finish
      Long, complex and very aromatic. Earth, peat smoke, nutty malt, rainy hay and farm.

  4. Malinois scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Masterclass Kilkerran Springbank 10/09/2018
    Hazelburn 10yo (2017)
    -Kilkerran 12yo (2017)
    Kilkerran 8yo 56.2%
    Springbank 12yo CS 56.2%
    Springbank 18yo (2017)
    Springbank 21yo (2017)
    Springbank 25yo (2018)
    Longrow 14yo 57.8%

    It's already a classic! Best whisky in its price range for shure
    • Nose
      Malted, slightly yellow fruits, very soft peat, light sweet
    • Taste
      Sweet, malted, yellow fruits more pronounced than in the nose, light alcohol, peaty after a few seconds,

      After a few nips: it becomes fruitier and the peat builds up
    • Finish
      Some as before with more alcohol influences but nothing disturbing


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