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Kilkerran 08-year-old

Overall rating
85.89/100
votes
77
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
24.10.2018
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
18/444
Added on
20 Nov 2018 10:51 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 53,30

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77 × member ratings

208 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 08-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points

  1. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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 nts 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. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This expression is gradually becoming more subtle per batch. The raw, oily Campbeltown profile from the first batch had deminished quite a bit in the next and has almost disappeared in this third one. I have a slight preference for the previous one, but also this one is definitely a bang-for-your-buck whisky that I warmly recommend. Even more so than the standard 12YO in fact.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, peat and pineapple.
    • Taste
      Peat, pineapple, vanilla shortbread and chocolate. With water some litchi.
    • Finish
      Peat, vanilla, pineapple, dark chocolate and wine gum.

  3. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. DB1965 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Nose: hints of leather, vanilla, citrus fruit. Not very complex
    • Taste
      86 86
      Again citrus, green apple, sweet, vanilla, peat. Strong in alcohol.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium finish, notes of peat smoke, grass, marzipan and vanilla.

  5. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

  6. dramspotter scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    To me, this seems an improvement over previous releases of the 8yo cask strength
    • Nose
      84 84
      some mild peat, sawdust and below this fruit salad
    • Taste
      86 86
      soft and oily with mild sweetness
    • Finish
      82 82
      short of medium

  7. DenisL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    The aroma is not rich, the taste and finish are good (87.5)
    • Nose
      The aroma is fresh, mineral ... citrus, oil, vanilla, raw wood, raw dough (21.5)
    • Taste
      Oily, citrus, salt, ash ... (22)
    • Finish
      Spicy, lemon peel, salt ... smoke ... plum and candy (22)

  8. Glenjasper scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    What can I say? I am not a friend of young whiskys, There are only a few that make my taste. The alcohol is usually too much and makes it difficult to enjoy.

    This cask strength can not really be enjoyed without a few drops of water. Too agitated, too severe.

    I do not think that I have found a new friend. But it could also have been up to me. I'll invest the € 50.00 somewhere else next time.

    This whisky reminds me of a young Linkwood, who is also not one of my favorites.

    But I love the big brother. Maybe I have to be patient and wait a few years.

    I do not want to ban Glengyle after all.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Vanilla, hay, peat, citrus scents, smoke, the alcohol makes more fragrance detection more difficult.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Vanilla dominates, plus citrus fruits, but only if you add a few drops of water. Themselves to blame. I did not have to buy an 8-year-old.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Means short. Maximum. Disappointing for the price. At least the vanilla prevails.

  9. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

    23-03-2018
    • Nose
      62 62
      pepper, vanilla
    • Taste
      63 63
      pepper, vanilla (peat?)
    • Finish
      64 64
      pepper, vanilla, (smoke?)

  10. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Young and fresh. Vanilla together with gentle pest
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong and neat
    • Finish
      89 89
      Surprisingly long. Powerful

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