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Kilkerran 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.24/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Bourbon Wood
Vintage
05.2004
Bottled
09.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
324
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
610854004330
Bottled for
UK Retailers
Added on
02 Oct 2019 8:33 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 241.56

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25 × member ratings

79 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 15-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.24 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    4th of tasted in this series.
    Here the nose is a little scary as it lacks depth.
    Fortunately in the mouth it takes on a whole new dimension.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Typical bourbon nose.
      White fruits, citrus: lemon. Light fishing.
      Green wood, vanilla. Light crème brûlée.
      Slight nettle.
    • Taste
      88 88
      In the mouth it is much more salty and marine.
      Oyster, semi-salted butter, lemon.
      Pepper, always this light crème brûlée.
      Candied lemon confit.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Slightly peaty finish, on lemon candy, salted butter caramel, spray.

  2. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Not that complex for 15 years old, the nose without water was outstanding tough. 
    • Nose
      91 91
      Cinnamon, yes clearly bourbon wood, vanilla, mineral, earth, peat but the peat is almost gone. The nose reminds me off the latest wip bourbon edition. With water more like the 12, camomille, bakery sweetness, custard.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Spice, pepper, bitter, the taste is hard to pin down. With water more off that sweet bakery and custard.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Bitter, going dry, inner tubes, earth, more mineral, with water the sweetness overtakes more.

  3. Jnpons scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Comments: nose slightly closed ....

    fine peat, mineral well present, chalk / clay.

    A touch of chocolate, almond?

    Lively, invigorating, robust.

    A light smoke, a little pepper.
    A touch of lemon pie.
    Alcohol present.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/twe-show-2019-loose-ends-part-1-2/

    Has the Glengyle distillery been around for 15+ years already?! This single cask offering was released yesterday [at time of writing].

    N: Non-salted lemon seasoned oysters, soft smoky earthy toasted barley and bicarbonate of soda is all I noted, but there was plenty more going on.
    T: Very tasty salted shortbread, and sour raisins? There’s a lovely fruitiness that suggested sherry at times and an equally likeable healthy citrus freshness.
    F: With a candidness shared by Glengyle’s recent 8yo [WB], this is genuinely sweet barley juice by the end, followed by toasty phenols.
    C: Not all of Kilkerran’s 2004 vintage cask were as lovely as this. At around £85, now five times that on the secondary, this was sold out before you could sing: LINK

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