- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 70% bourbon, 30% sherry
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 16 Jul 2019 4:31 pm by Tijmen
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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 12-year-old
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.41 points
- Elegent, quite easy to drink, wonderdful daily dram at the price
- NOSE: Sweet malt, sweet almonds, marzipan, dried peach, semolina, bourbon vanilla. Needs time. With a few drops of water; fruitier more dried yellow fruits.(88-89p)
TASTE: Barley juice. And more barley juice. Dry. A bit austere. With a few drops of water; perhaps a little fruitier but not much changes. (86-87p)
FINISH: Dry, not much wood, just a dry spirit, a slight oiliness. (86p)
OVERALL: A barley juice driven, slightly austere spirit. Total score 87 points.
- 1 little drop of water breaks the palate open
Without a drop of water 82 but only one drop and it opens up.
My opinion is it is not very complex in the taste.
Stays for a while, the bourbon cask with the sweet finish clearly recognisable.
- A good old-school whisky that is quite mature, sometimes reminiscent of Springbank 10 and Laphroaig 10, but at the same time quite distinctive and memorable, with the right strength, which is important. Whisky attracts attention with an interesting aroma with an industrial-fruit bouquet and smoky notes, it is somewhat simpler in taste and aftertaste, nevertheless it is very firmly knocked down and well balanced
Open, saturated, fresh red fruits, red apple, wine notes, smoky peat wave, a heated metal instrument, then dried apricots with sourness and sweetness, lemon peel, orange, crumb of warm brown bread; rubbing on the back of your hand - spicy shashlik-smoked spicy notes - unexpectedly
Body: oily, dense, rounded
Taste: minerality on the palate, a little peat, then sweet malt with a hint of orange zest, rich, but not very diverse
Enveloping, sweet-mineral, slightly smoked, quite long
- Great value and an interesting dram but minimal complexity on the palate
A harsh brininess with notes of coal smoke and creosote - overall unappealing but oddly moreish
Initially soft and sweet peachyness rapidly overrun by the tar-brine swell in a majestic wave. An absence of fruit or other layers.
A lingering dry-bitter charcoal