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Kilkerran Heavily Peated

Overall rating
86.19/100
votes
358
Whiskybase ID
WB131686
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peat in Progress - Batch 1
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

€ 100.87

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran Heavily Peated

61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.19 points

  1. 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.

  2. wisekyofcourse 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!

  3. Kumachan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    ????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.

  4. 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.

  5. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 15 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: Gold

    Smell Nose: 75% medical alcohol, rubber after sun exposure, and the generated odor, chemical smell. After the alcohol smell has slightly dissipated, what remains is sourness (lemon juice, fruit vinegar), syrup, grapefruit jam, large pieces of bacon, Hunan-style stir-fry, cigarettes, dried plums, dried fruit, potato chips, strawberry jam.

    Taste Palate: vanilla extract, milk flakes, lemon juice, green grapes, honey citron tea, dried fruit, roasted figs, vaguely mixed with wood flavor, alkali, lime peat, sea salt, barbecue, cinnamon water. The burning sensation is remarkable.

    Finish: Finish, long, toast, maltose, tobacco, peat, with bitter bottom, and after the bitter bottom is gone, it is smoked sausage

    Body: Light, first slip, then quickly collapsed

    Nose: 83.5 / 100

    Palate: 83.8 / 100

    Finish: 83/100

    Body: 83/100

    Overall: 83.5 / 100

    Overall: 3 years is indeed a bit young.

  6. peatbogger scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for this fab sample.
    An intoxicating genie in a bottle.
    This is dangerous stuff, as there is no telling on neither nose nor pallate that you're chugging down 60% ABV.
    A sublime blend of peat and sherry where you are in the driver seat desiding what to focus on.
    The empty glass has that distinct earthy cow shed dirty Springbank smell.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Being a peathead I've always found Campbeltown peat, like Longrow to be a little on the soft side.
      This one has peat, coastal peat.
      But it's very well combined with a not too sweet sherry note. Sherry emerge more over time.
      Light rubber, even a hint medicinal.
      No telling of the close to 60%, just a slight tingle in faint citrics.
    • Taste
      95 95
      I felt the peat had a slight dominance on the nose. On the pallate it's the sherry taking the lead.
      Rich dark chocolate, thick cherry jam, roasted wood.
      It's super bold, yet the spice is surprisingly soft for the ABV.
      This is master class blending.
    • Finish
      92 92
      This is long, period.
      And add a nice development to that.
      It sets off on notes of sweet soft liqorice, like Panda stick, then the peat recovers more and more, all the time with a lightly drying cherry mash in the background and as it fades a gently warming spice just go on and on and on and...

  7. Kumachan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    ????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.

  8. Kumachan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    ????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.

  9. 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/

  10. 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

  11. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  12. JBKwb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  13. nogreg scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    For 100 euro I'm already looking for a bottle, it's worth it, solid 5/10 (88/100). In fact, the only thing that bothers me a bit is this mackerel in the aroma. This is a consistent good whisky, I wonder if a slightly stronger sherry would help.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pleasant, slightly smoky, medical smell (iodine, sea salt) and large smoked mackerel. But then there is a fruity aroma, red apples and vegetable aromas: grass, hay, Provencal herbs. It's good.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Surprise, it is also good: the smoke is moderately intense, pleasant, from a burning fire. Light sherry motifs, some fruity is hidden. Whisky warms the throat pleasantly, there is pepperiness, sweetness, vanilla, nuts, licorice.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Oh lasting, smoky. In the finish, the smoke is absolutely dominant, but nice and sweet. Notes of oak, fruit-sherry. Pleasant sensation.

  14. jegerinho scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    it's good, perhaps very good for a first try / release... but I cannot find myself with these 90+ scores...
    • Nose
      85 85
      minerals, honey, sweet peat, salt, salmiac salt, smoked meat, vanilla, bit young
    • Taste
      85 85
      alcoholic, solid, all kinds of plants in the earth, smoke, peat, bit metallic, banana
    • Finish
      83 83
      here it shows that it is still quite young and fierce: it is quite straightforward and hard.

  17. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 21,5 21,5 21

  18. the_muskox scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Really impressive. This whisky took like 45 minutes of slow sipping to really come together, but when it did, it was excellent. It’s a big, brash, peat bomb, but well-executed and with good depth especially considering it’s probably mostly 3-4 years old. I was repeatedly reminded of Octomore, which from me is pretty much the highest praise a whisky in this category can get.

    Nose: Bright sweet peat smoke. Seaweed, pork belly , tobacco, dirt, burnt marshmallows. and smoked sea salt. It’s young and spirity, but there’s more than just smoke: green apples, tangerine, slightly overripe honeydew, flowers, toffee, and sourdough malt. Some black cherry in there too.

    Palate: Light texture. Quite dry overall. Seaweed, dried fish, soy sauce, and punky wood. Heavy medicinal peat throughout. Industrial notes here, as well as mushroomy funk. Rich smoked meat. Dry ginger and mineral notes on the back end. Dark chocolate and caramel, with hint of cinnamon and raisin.

    Finish: Medium length. Some tart green wood, followed by tobacco, camphor, and pickled jalapenos. More green apples and malt, as well as ginger, plum, and lime. Amber maple syrup and vanilla. A bit of cola underneath, as well as salt and mineral water.

  19. elipszis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    High alcohol is good for Kilchoman.
    House style is very felt, can not be confused with other regions
    • Nose
      90 90
      pungent odor
      salt
      mint
      citric
      toasted bread
      roasted apple
      earthy
    • Taste
      89 89
      standard killkeran cotton candy sweets
      malt
      salty
      citric
      spicy (mint)
      oily
    • Finish
      90 90
      moderately bodily
      long finish
      oily
      smoke
      mint
      citric

  20. Simo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  21. bvrsky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  23. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  24. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Whether it's old or tub strength is starting to strain, or just not my profile, but the main claims to the aftertaste, well, very sour and cross out are still there
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  25. thebonewolf scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I was I love with this from the first pour, if I’m being honest. Every aspect of it appealed to me. To me, this goes down as easily as a 40% whisky, with the flavor of 60%. It’s a pretty dangerous pour as you just want more as you go. I liked it so much I wanted to keep it around for a while, but that’s going to be tough. Assuming as they get closer to the final product, it will get better, that is going to be a staple for me.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Earthy smoke, a funk in that vein, bready, ethanol, vague apple, sometimes banana-ish. A candy-like fruitness develops after a while.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, vegetal, smoky, hot, maritime salt.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Bigger smoke, an earthy quality, maybe more of an earthy smoke rather than distinct flavors. Medium.

  26. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Family notes are noticeable in the aroma. Unexpectedly good whisky. Delicious. Degree is organically woven. I like this style of a kind of "rustic" whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Buckwheat, peat, slaked lime, earthy grass, lard, smoked, farm notes, sea salt and algae, smoke, grain cellar, germinated grain.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Pile of smoke, ash, rich sweet, pears with apples, sticky sweetness, explosive, peat, oily, metal shavings.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoky, ash, sticky sugar syrup, long, peat, earthy, knits, oak.

  27. Mapl scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  28. grinface scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Glengyle has brought Work in Progress products to the market right from the start. There are certainly several reasons for this. One can e.g. go into monetization at an early stage, stay in touch and can record customer feedback. I think this is a bold product. It's almost new make and you can taste it. The peat is somewhere between dominant and brutal. Nevertheless, the quality is very high again. I am very excited to see what’s to come in the future. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/09/16/ein-kilkerran-doppel/

  29. Maltlife scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  30. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    20 20 19 20 79

    modern sherry, you have to love it ... but it's okay to drink ... when you breathe thoroughly.

  31. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  32. robain scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
      Butter, loads of butter, slightly peated, citrus. amazing nose
    • Taste
      89 89
      dry and light peat again with citrus and earthy notes
    • Finish
      89 89
      some earth and tigerbalm

  33. CherryHeart scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: The first reaction is too acidic, expired yogurt, cheese, egg white liquid, fresh lemon, oatmeal, lard, maltose, dried apricots, salted caramel, tobacco and light smoke.

    Palate :: Vanilla, peat, mint, light smoke from burning wood, as if standing next to the fireplace in a winter wooden house, with lime, cinnamon powder, coarse salt and cured meat on the dining table behind.

    Balance, Body: Medium-bodied body, rich in fat, taste like jelly, strong alcohol but not burning, barely friendly in terms of ease of drinking, but quite worthy of fun.

    Finish: Medium to long. Smoked, peat, lemon, vanilla, cocoa.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  34. Joint86 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Interesting whisky. Atypical peat, made good friends with bourbon and sherry barrels
    • Nose
      88 88
      The first nose is dense, heavy: sea, iodine, light smoke, skin, moss, sauerkraut, prunes
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, smoked, astringent. Dark chocolate, metal chips, fried bacon, strong black tea, spices.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Average. The sharpness of spices gives way to the smack of ash

  35. penumbra scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Give 80, with financial encouragement, it is reasonable to say that Glengyle was originally backed by Genting to take a cool ride, but the bad wind and evil spirits of NAS led by the spicy chicken winery such as Ardbeg were broken, and the big winery actually has an age to get NAS Or it can be added to the old wine, but it can be really three years and one day to get out of the NAS. The desire to drink the heavy peat version of the Kelan 8 CS, I do n’t know when it will be realized.
    • Nose
      Although Heavily Peated is written, compared to the new Ardbeg or Octomore's brainless burst, I prefer to describe this wine with farm life. The first impression is not the rising smoke, but the code outside the house. The neatly fired hay that was dried in the sun, the bread made with coarse grains and flour from the house, the crushed grains and the weathered mudstone rocks, and then the peat, tobacco, pepper, and how can we get less barbecue and cheese. Under the detail, some dried flowers, lemons and cocoa brought by the Bourbon bucket can also be distinguished. The red fruits of the Shirley bucket are less pitiful. If it is not seen in advance that a 45% Shirley bucket is used, it is estimated that no one will Notice it.
    • Taste
      As soon as the entrance, this is what new make looks like. A taste of sub-grain Vodka, dried cherry jam, burnt wood, stimulating herbs, metal, smoke, tar, pear, choke, maltodextrin. I saw it. The bartender didn't figure out what he was doing. Anyway, he came up with a heavy peat series. Isn't it a loss to reconcile into the core model? Pack a few bottles as a special series to sell, anyway, some people who want to try new products will try it, and also expanded the new winery product line. .

      Strong, rich in fat, slightly sweet, no acid, no astringency, Schrödinger's bitter bottom.
    • Finish
      Long, pepper, smoked, salt, barley, fat.

  36. Teresa scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  37. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The nose is first very similar to the 12-year-old Kilkerran. Vanilla, this country side, stable, with barley sugar, but more brutal, less fine. Rustic. Then the peat rises, quite heavy. Imposing. No smoke or iodine, just peat. It enhances the vanilla, with a herbal, earthy touch. Good wedding. On the palate, olive oil, vanilla, then the pepper rises, it is strong. It's quite flat, however the finish is nice, an ounce of caramelized charcoal, peat and earth, salted butter melting.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/07/kilkerran-heavily-peated-peat-in.html
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  38. fradin11 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  39. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  40. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Today, I try another bottling from Kilkerran. Generally, I have been pleased with what I've had from this distillery. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose starts out with soft notes of earthy peat, then the smoke. Rubber arrives followed by chocolate, ginger, smoked bacon, some honey lingering about.

    The palate continues on with honey, bacon grease, chocolate, candied ginger, and smoke.

    Finishes with smoked bacon, pepper, chocolate, citrus zest, and ginger.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  41. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  42. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  43. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The nose is unmistakably Kilkerran with coal ashes. Full of minerals, lemon, creamy vanilla, follow by coal ashes, dark cocoa powder, smoke, some dirty.
    • Taste
      Creamy porridge, burnt coals, brine, chocolate, soak pvc string. Some pear and green apples mingle around.
    • Finish
      Medium, some bitter coal bits

  44. Luigisim scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The peat reminds of Highland Park

  45. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    peat, herbs, cooked lemon, iodized spray, seaweed
    fresh citrus in the mouth, spices, malt also with some wood soaked.

    final on ash and smoke, the fruits cooked again.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  46. oleg.prystupa scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Some harshness and young yeasty notes of daugh. Some pleasant citrus — lemon. Pineapple. And then strawberry and grassy notes at the end. Smoke is not very prominent and has not leading part. So it’s true peat in progress. It testes as slightly pleated whisky. The finish is medium.

  47. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  48. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    Young but not disgusting, which is not bad ... it will be interesting in 10/14 years (83)
    • Nose
      The aroma is young, grass, malt, sweet peat, lube oil, ripe fruits ... anise and rye bread (20)
    • Taste
      Prickly, oily, overripe fruits, soot, salt, ash (21)
    • Finish
      The finish is a little bratzha, salt and ash, grass, bitterness of tablets and menthol (21)

  49. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  50. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Acetone and furniture polish

  51. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N20 P21 F21 B21

  52. KonstUA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 21, balance 21

  53. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Compared it's age, it's a surpassing piece. 86/87.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Vanilla, caramel, pear, cut grass, straw, herbs, sweet peat and bread.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Powerful, oily. Bacon chips, green apple, honey, caramel, metals, citruses, peat and smoke and soda.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, fruity, smoky.

  54. HW74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    For this age a well made and delicious malt. My claims for single malt from this region are high and more than fulfilled. Anyway, I'm excited about this young, smoky whisky.

  55. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  56. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  57. Tetrapanax scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  58. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    23-03-2019
    • Nose
      72 72
      peat, smoke, ash
    • Taste
      75 75
      ash, peat, smoke, vanilla, oak
    • Finish
      73 73
      ash, peat, smoke, vanilla, oak

  59. Mascht scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    an aggressive, too young malt that will be fantastic in a few years, the beginning of a new era
    • Nose
      86 86
      a lot of sweet peat smoke, cereal notes like oatmeal and toasted white bread, lots of malt, some vanilla and many young notes like pear brandy and freshly cut shrubs
    • Taste
      82 82
      aggressive, strong smoke, nice notes of vanilla, grilled slices of lemon and mint but still very young, metallic and schnapsig
    • Finish
      84 84
      very long, salt, peat smoke and lemon

  60. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    From the Springbank Society newsletter:
    The Kilkerran Heavily Peated has been matured in 55% Ex-Bourbon casks and 45% Ex-Sherry casks and has been bottled at 59.3% abv.

    Nose: Fresh apples, mixed seeds, strawberry laces and confectionary sweets. Smouldering campfire and toasted marshmallows

    Palate: Grilled fruits, cooking popcorn, caramelised brown sugar, puff pastry and peppermint creams

    Finish: Toasted oats, salted beef, butter, parma ham and crushed vanilla pods.

  61. Luigisim scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Very nice and balanced: Kilkerran smoothness with lot of peat
    • Taste
      84 84
      Rounded, but a bit aggressive
    • Finish
      82 82
      Fine but quite arshy, seems some more years in cask were needed

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