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Kilkerran Heavily Peated

Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
188
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peat in Progress
Bottled
20.02.2019
Casktype
55% Ex-Bourbon & 45% Ex-Sherry
Strength
59.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
19/062
Barcode
610854003609
Added on
17 May 2019 11:51 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 84,56

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran Heavily Peated

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.28 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Kilkerran -campbeltown-peated!
    • Nose
      malté,boisé
      pain,levure
      vanille,
      agrumes sur le citron frais
      tourbe herbeuse intense avec un côté mentholé et du bacon grillé,le tout provenant d'une crique d'un petit port crasseux.
    • Taste
      des épices!!
      de la tourbe prenante,grasse,c'est brut ,intense à nouveau
      les fruits frais avec un zeste de citron
      il y a plein d'herbes là-dedans,il y a surtout un retour pâtissier avec vanille et citron ,et de la crème!
      un peu d'amertume par contre en retour
      du boisé et du fumé sur le bois entrain de se consumer!
    • Finish
      long,brut,monolithique
      bois,tourbe,fumée,cendre et fruits citronnés
      des herbes aussi et un peu d'algues,c'est agréable!

  2. Kumachan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    ????DÉGUSTATION 216????

    Kilkerran Heavily Peated 59. 3%. 3 years.

    By this "Peat in Progress", let's be assured of even a batch per year until the arrival of a standard 12 years.

    - Scotland
    - Campbeltown area
    - Single peated malt at 84ppm.
    - 55% bourbon casks and 45% Sherry sherry casks.
    - Glengyle distillery, producing 30,000 liters of pure alcohol per year while having the capacity to produce 100,000, but at capacity and reality, there is always a walk.

    ● The dress.
    Gold yellow, beautiful brilliant reflections.
    The tears are thick, fat and sticky. Beautiful drops.

    ● The drop on the palm.
    It's tangy, pungent, cake batter and crushed cereal, grist, flour complete.
    Chimney smoke and blond tobacco.

    ● The nose.
    Primal, grilled bacon and pork belly on the barbecue. The cereal burned; It's cheese on the Fourme d'Ambert.
    A marine weather too, a milky oyster, actually, lactic on the cake with yogurt and custard, the lemon meringue pie, then gently, comes the salted butter caramel and liquorice.
    A light fruit, peach syrup? Some dried fruits.
    Resinous wood, pine and its resin precisely, before giving way to the light smoke of burning wood.
    A beautiful complexity seen at the age: Rolling tobacco and old leather.
    The back of nose is buxom and very cereal, it manages to fish an anise seed.
    It is well wrung out.

    ● The mouth.
    It's bright, sweet and oily, sweet.
    A beautiful heat well smoked and ashy.
    Alcohol does no damage, it is simply perfectly mastered.
    The peat takes place around the burned wood, the cigarette and the grilled meat.
    Sherry makes a name for itself with cocoa and dried fruits and Bourbon takes over: vanilla custard and granny apple.
    Youth is dominated by flour and cereals, a bitterness that I call pleasant by licorice and the sensation of chewing lavender.
    The Aeration and the retro-olfaction open new doors where the barrels express themselves again: Lemon tart and strawberry fruit paste with mint.

    ● The final.
    The finish is long, really durable.
    The licorice wood and gentian are accompanied by a smoked fish type bonito dried.
    The resistance maintains the vanilla paste with licorice.

    ● The empty glass.
    Plum queen-claude, different citrus, smoked wood and pine resin.

    Glengyle gives us a voluminous, bold and complex Kilkerran, a beautiful feat at the sight of this youth.
    The peat is remarkably smoky and sweet, powerful and lemony, but leaves the door open to a wide world, again, I'm stuck with this success so young.
    The appointment is made for next year.

    If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 89.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Expectations met. An age is not specified, but everywhere you read something of three years and a bit. Fits. On the tongue, he moves on the edge of a Obstler. And it is not for nothing that the label says: peat in progress. He is not finished yet, but on the way. And that in the end, probably something good will come out of it, you can already guessed that: The Glengylecharakter, in addition this very own Rauchnote ...
    • Nose
      82 82
      In the nose he holds the promise, which is displayed in red on the label: heavily peated. You do not even need to bring the glass close to your nose, at arm's length it's enough to inhale a hearty smoke. Initially, the smoke reminds of Longrow, then turns the smoke and looks like some very young Islay malt - but ultimately nothing to compare, very own, new style.
      Sweet marshmellows, vanilla, herbal pillows with lavender. The pear note of a new make. Light toffee candy, white chocolate. Fresh grass cut with wild herbs.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Despite the 60% just a pleasantly warm, in no way snappy start. Baconous smoke, hot tar paper. Pear compote, green apple, melon. The fruits can not hide a slightly metallic note.
      Dry from the beginning. Nougat chocolate, caramel, honey. The pear note is quite pungent and reminiscent of a Williams brandy. On the tongue you notice his small number of maturity years a little more than in the nose.
    • Finish
      81 81
      As expected, short. Pear, vanilla, honey, milk chocolate and: smoke.

  4. Kumachan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    ????DÉGUSTATION 216????

    Kilkerran Heavily Peated 59. 3%. 3 years.

    By this "Peat in Progress", let's be assured of even a batch per year until the arrival of a standard 12 years.

    - Scotland
    - Campbeltown area
    - Single peated malt at 84ppm.
    - 55% bourbon casks and 45% Sherry sherry casks.
    - Glengyle distillery, producing 30,000 liters of pure alcohol per year while having the capacity to produce 100,000, but at capacity and reality, there is always a walk.

    ● The dress.
    Gold yellow, beautiful brilliant reflections.
    The tears are thick, fat and sticky. Beautiful drops.

    ● The drop on the palm.
    It's tangy, pungent, cake batter and crushed cereal, grist, flour complete.
    Chimney smoke and blond tobacco.

    ● The nose.
    Primal, grilled bacon and pork belly on the barbecue. The cereal burned; It's cheese on the Fourme d'Ambert.
    A marine weather too, a milky oyster, actually, lactic on the cake with yogurt and custard, the lemon meringue pie, then gently, comes the salted butter caramel and liquorice.
    A light fruit, peach syrup? Some dried fruits.
    Resinous wood, pine and its resin precisely, before giving way to the light smoke of burning wood.
    A beautiful complexity seen at the age: Rolling tobacco and old leather.
    The back of nose is buxom and very cereal, it manages to fish an anise seed.
    It is well wrung out.

    ● The mouth.
    It's bright, sweet and oily, sweet.
    A beautiful heat well smoked and ashy.
    Alcohol does no damage, it is simply perfectly mastered.
    The peat takes place around the burned wood, the cigarette and the grilled meat.
    Sherry makes a name for itself with cocoa and dried fruits and Bourbon takes over: vanilla custard and granny apple.
    Youth is dominated by flour and cereals, a bitterness that I call pleasant by licorice and the sensation of chewing lavender.
    The Aeration and the retro-olfaction open new doors where the barrels express themselves again: Lemon tart and strawberry fruit paste with mint.

    ● The final.
    The finish is long, really durable.
    The licorice wood and gentian are accompanied by a smoked fish type bonito dried.
    The resistance maintains the vanilla paste with licorice.

    ● The empty glass.
    Plum queen-claude, different citrus, smoked wood and pine resin.

    Glengyle gives us a voluminous, bold and complex Kilkerran, a beautiful feat at the sight of this youth.
    The peat is remarkably smoky and sweet, powerful and lemony, but leaves the door open to a wide world, again, I'm stuck with this success so young.
    The appointment is made for next year.

    If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 89.

  5. Kumachan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    ????DÉGUSTATION 216????

    Kilkerran Heavily Peated 59. 3%. 3 years.

    By this "Peat in Progress", let's be assured of even a batch per year until the arrival of a standard 12 years.

    - Scotland
    - Campbeltown area
    - Single peated malt at 84ppm.
    - 55% bourbon casks and 45% Sherry sherry casks.
    - Glengyle distillery, producing 30,000 liters of pure alcohol per year while having the capacity to produce 100,000, but at capacity and reality, there is always a walk.

    ● The dress.
    Gold yellow, beautiful brilliant reflections.
    The tears are thick, fat and sticky. Beautiful drops.

    ● The drop on the palm.
    It's tangy, pungent, cake batter and crushed cereal, grist, flour complete.
    Chimney smoke and blond tobacco.

    ● The nose.
    Primal, grilled bacon and pork belly on the barbecue. The cereal burned; It's cheese on the Fourme d'Ambert.
    A marine weather too, a milky oyster, actually, lactic on the cake with yogurt and custard, the lemon meringue pie, then gently, comes the salted butter caramel and liquorice.
    A light fruit, peach syrup? Some dried fruits.
    Resinous wood, pine and its resin precisely, before giving way to the light smoke of burning wood.
    A beautiful complexity seen at the age: Rolling tobacco and old leather.
    The back of nose is buxom and very cereal, it manages to fish an anise seed.
    It is well wrung out.

    ● The mouth.
    It's bright, sweet and oily, sweet.
    A beautiful heat well smoked and ashy.
    Alcohol does no damage, it is simply perfectly mastered.
    The peat takes place around the burned wood, the cigarette and the grilled meat.
    Sherry makes a name for itself with cocoa and dried fruits and Bourbon takes over: vanilla custard and granny apple.
    Youth is dominated by flour and cereals, a bitterness that I call pleasant by licorice and the sensation of chewing lavender.
    The Aeration and the retro-olfaction open new doors where the barrels express themselves again: Lemon tart and strawberry fruit paste with mint.

    ● The final.
    The finish is long, really durable.
    The licorice wood and gentian are accompanied by a smoked fish type bonito dried.
    The resistance maintains the vanilla paste with licorice.

    ● The empty glass.
    Plum queen-claude, different citrus, smoked wood and pine resin.

    Glengyle gives us a voluminous, bold and complex Kilkerran, a beautiful feat at the sight of this youth.
    The peat is remarkably smoky and sweet, powerful and lemony, but leaves the door open to a wide world, again, I'm stuck with this success so young.
    The appointment is made for next year.

    If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 89.

  6. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A pretty intense and rough malt. This is what I expect if it says "peat in progress". I like i quite a lot!

    Read more:
    https://malternatives.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/kilkerran-heavily-peated-batch-1-593/

  7. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This is not a review of the upcoming bottled release which is the 3 year old., but like several others who attended J & A Mitchell masterclasses in 2018, we were treated to this in progress spirit aged for 2 years 3 months from 70-80 ppm peated barley. This spirit is pretty heady stuff - a bit polarising possibly, but I found it to be less offputting than regular Kilkerran fare. Hopefully the 3-year-old will honour this.
    • Nose
      spirit has higher peating level, bit of rubber
    • Taste
      dry, ashy, a little tarry

  8. karloff scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    Getting the balance right between peat and sherry is a hard thing to do, i have seen it done really badly and really well, this is the latter. Doing it with heavily Peated is even more impressive. A great price as well. Hey it's not all doom and gloom. I gave a sample of this to an old customer of mine who loves his Peated whiskies. His wife died last year and he has no family so he is always glad to see me. This was just after dinner and I said drink it before you go to bed and you will sleep well. I finish doing his garden and he came out of the house with an empty sample bottle and a big smile. He shook my hand and said he loved it. I looked in my mirror as I drove away and he nearly fell over his garden wall as he waved goodbye.
    • Nose
      The first thing that hits you is that great balance between the peat and the sherry notes. It smells nothing like Heavily Peated. This is a marriage made in heaven. It's as if Merlin himself conjured it up. Those smokey notes dance around with those sweet sherry notes like Fred and Ginger. Even though it has a high alc vol you can still bury your nose well into the glass and you won't be taken aback.
    • Taste
      Transfer everything from the nose down to the taste and Hallelujah to that. No water needed at any point and this is the very last glass. This is probably quite young but so what, I have tried some well aged whiskies where they have fucked the marriage up and I have paid two, three times the amount. It has a nice creamy texture that just adds to the experience. There is a little bit of spice in there just to season it.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, the peat and sherry get on really well and they chat and flirt well into the night. There is a little dryness on the death but it works really well.

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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