Kilkerran 2007 CA

Overall rating
88.32/100
votes
131
Whiskybase ID
WB115023
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Sherry Cask
Vintage
2007
Bottled
07.2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
564
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 jul 2018 9:42 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 262.30

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Whisky reviews for Kilkerran 2007 CA

30 users have left 30 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.32 points.

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    OK, the first ever single cask bottling of Kilkerran, and sherry cask! High expectation then. In my humble opinion, this is a modern sherry whisky with overly dark characters. Not to my liking.
    • Nose
      Dunnage warehouse, huge sherried oak, dark fruits like plums. A bit ashy and dirty, luckily no sulphur
    • Taste
      Dried fruits, herbs, thick mouthcoating and bitter tannins, not complex but rather one-dimensional
    • Finish
      Medium, sherry characters, plums. Not an easy dram.

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  3. springtank scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Blackberry, caramel, raisin, date, peat and peach.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat, blackberry, caramel flapjack and apple.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Raisin, date, peat, blackberry and mocha.

  5. Gotan scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    An intense and flavorful whisky, with all the notes one would expect from a Kilkerran in sherry

  6. stalker1971 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  8. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. WSP scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tasty, sweet - makes you want more
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry, smoke, meat broth, cold ashes, cranberries, sour cherry, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      88 88
      The mouth gets what the nose pretends, the sherry sweets and the chocolate in the foreground
    • Finish
      87 87
      long - sweet red fruits with smoke

  12. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    very good. 7/10
    • Nose
      kk character has not been swamped but mixes well with the sherry. sherry, almonds, raisins, gunpowder

  13. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A good representative of dry sherry whisky, strict, prone to minimalism, nothing more, but all you need is there in sufficient quantities, good balance, integrity, depth and complexity of the composition.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, spicy wood, dried fruits, raisins, dark chocolate, coffee, nuts, mineral notes - drying plaster, stone dust; herbarium, light sulfur-metal tones, puer.
    • Taste
      Thick, saturated, oak, raisins, dried grapes, sharp mineral notes, dark chocolate, coffee, leather goods, burnt caramel, puer.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, dry, pu-erh, oak, burnt crackers, leavened must, a little peat, coffee.

  14. Simo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  15. Mascht scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    fresh sherry notes, blood orange, bacon, maritime, wonderful
    • Nose
      91 91
      intense with sour red fruits like sour cherries, red currant, blackberries and blood oranges, as well as bacon, yeast dough, marzipan, lots of chocolate and a strong maritime note
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, mouth-filling, very strong maritime and salty, dark fruits, such as blackberries and prunes, with dark chocolate, roasted hazelnuts and herbal sweets
    • Finish
      90 90
      very long, bitter cocoa, dark fruits and bacon remain

  16. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, smoke and fruit
    • Nose
      Some milk chocolate fruit and nut found, prunes swell, and a hint smoke.
    • Taste
      Oily, gentle wood spices, touch of smoke continuing.
    • Finish
      Long and warm with dark sherry notes, honey sweetness,
      raisins and some mixed nuts.

  17. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Excellent sherried single cask, very close to Springbank. 88/89.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry, bacon, smoke, cocoa, blood orange, waxy fruits, salted caramel, lacquered wood and ash.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful, oily and creamy. Dried fruits, honey, tannic oak, cocoa and herbals.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, bittersweet, smoky, spicy.

  21. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  23. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  24. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  26. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great malt! In the nose awesome sweet and pleasing, on the palate and in the finish with a lot of oak, leather and also meat - old school somehow. And some smoke! 89+
    • Nose
      91 91
      Sherry sweets, plums, bacon leather, smoke, gravy, sea breeze, lemon, dust, old furniture, cigar smoke;
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet, syrup, humidor, leather armchair, old wooden furniture, dried meat, oak, dusty, dry, astringent, spicy, smoky;
      Sweet, meaty, smoky, dry with water;
    • Finish
      88 88
      Powerful, oak, leather, spicy, dusty, astringent, decentrally smoky;

  27. Bosi scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    A great whisky with fantastic nose, delicious taste and great finish. For an absolute Top Whisky is still missing some balance, because the taste can not quite keep up with the flavor.
    I would advise against water, as the Kilkerran flattens quite a bit.
    • Nose
      95 95
      After giving the whisky about 30 minutes to breathe, the first impression of the aroma is simply terrific. The sherry and the smoke of Kilkerran harmonize perfectly: Milk chocolate, raisins, blood orange, Longrow-like smoke, the slightly musty aroma of Springbank and a seasoning of gravy, syrup and maggi give a bombastic, but round overall picture.
      With water are still cream candies à la Werthers genuine added.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Without water, the whisky tastes slightly dry with lots of sweetness from prunes, dark grapes, tender-bitter chocolate and coffee. The smoke has almost completely disappeared.
      After adding a little water add some acid and the chocolate is strengthened. It takes the whisky but also something the body.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A very long finish paired with a mix of sweet and slightly sour aromas of honey, nuts and dry sherry.

  28. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A big sherry dram with a hint of smoke, that could well be a Springbank. A few drops of water help to bring out the nose and taste and enhances the rich finish.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  29. svenske2015 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Ok. On the nose a little shy, when neat. Water and oxygen help to open this beauty and its classic sherry nose, which is not fat and overwelming.

    Yes, you can drink it without water and you will find a - surprise, surprise - nice sherry malt with a little bitter finish. Oh, these gods in campbeltown.

    Jason wrote some lines about that thang on MALT review: https://malt-review.com/2018/08/10/cadenheads-kilkerran-2007/

  30. Nanuuk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Well, not entirely the first single cask out there - there have been a couple of single cask Kilkerrans before this bottle.

    There have also been 2 Cadenheads Bottlings before this - if you count Cadenhead Warehouse bottles.

  31. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes
    (Cadenhead's)

    Nose:
    Milk chocolate fruit & nut, prunes and a hint of smoke 
    Flavour:
    Oily, gentle wood spice, touch of smoke continuing 
    Finish:
    Dark cherry, honey, golden raisin, mixed nuts.

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