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Kilkerran 08-year-old

Overall rating
85.79/100
votes
100
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

€ 54,34

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 08-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.79 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 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. Kensay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A young, even malt, it is drunk easily, nothing superfluous, but also does not catch much

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N- Coastal ashes with burn barks and leaf, carbon with tinge of sweet rum syrup. Liquorice with smoked fruits comes along with exotic sweet pipe tobacco, generous doses of minerals opened up for sweet toasted citrus peel to emerged. Eucalyptus, sprightly and nose warming. Dash of new paints and diluted chlorine underlay. (92/23)

    P- spicy bitter peat, sounds horrid but some how it balanced well with the sweet peaches. Crushed mints, white liquorice, sweet juicy spirits with hefty fume arousing the nose. (89/22)

    F- Medium long, perfectly dry mouthfeel with lovely crispness. Peppery, sweet mints with refine burning sensation on the palate. Sweetness overdrive a little that may have masked some of the alluring coastal notes. (88/22)

    B/B- 89/22 My note for Batch 2017 says it would be perfect to pair this with pipping hot black coffee, my sentiments exactly now.

    Weighted Rate- 89pt

    Cr-2, Fr-3, Fl-1, Pt-2, Ft-2, Sp-1, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-2
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Coastal ashes with burn barks and leaf, carbon with tinge of sweet rum syrup. Liquorice with smoked fruits comes along with exotic sweet pipe tobacco, generous doses of minerals opened up for sweet toasted citrus peel to emerged. Eucalyptus, sprightly and nose warming. Dash of new paints and diluted chlorine underlay. (92/23)
    • Taste
      P- spicy bitter peat, sounds horrid but some how it balanced well with the sweet peaches. Crushed mints, white liquorice, sweet juicy spirits with hefty fume arousing the nose. (89/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, perfectly dry mouthfeel with lovely crispness. Peppery, sweet mints with refine burning sensation on the palate. Sweetness overdrive a little that may have masked some of the alluring coastal notes. (88/22)

      B/B- 89/22 My note for Batch 2017 says it would be perfect to pair this with pipping hot black coffee, my sentiments exactly now.

      Weighted Rate- 89pt

      Cr-2, Fr-3, Fl-1, Pt-2, Ft-2, Sp-1, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-2
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rich enough. Cereals a little green, nice toffee that develops. Simple and straight. Peat evoking the cold fireplace.
    • Taste
      Oily, young and intense, beautiful presence.
    • Finish
      Green, fragrant and explosive!

      Best with each sip.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose & Mouth 3/5
      Final 4/5

      Whisky n ° 2137

  5. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Peat smoke, mineral notes, wet chalk, earthy, fruity (lemons, peaches, apples), mint
    • Taste
      83 83
      Peat smoke, fruity (grapefruit, oranges, peaches), earthy, vanilla
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, smoky, liquorice, pepper

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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.

  8. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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.

  10. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

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