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Kilkerran 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.32/100
votes
71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Fino Wood
Vintage
05.2004
Bottled
09.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Fino Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
336
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
Bresser and Timmer
Added on
09 Oct 2019 2:52 pm by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 105.71

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 15-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.32 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    5th Kilkerran 15 years tasted, and 1st in fino.
    Not a great success, the sulfur is really too present, and if it is saved by a slight complexity on the nose, the dram collapses in the mouth.

    For the moment the least good of those tasted.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sulfur nose, it's really not my cup of tea.
      Prunes, dates, oily leather, cream.
      Pepper, liquorice, resin. Wood, nuts, bitter cocoa.
      A little barbecue.
      Fortunately the aromas of the fino slightly catch up with the sulfur.
    • Taste
      80 80
      In the mouth we take again a huge dose of sulfur.
      It is at the limit of the melted glue. It's almost "bland", you only feel that.
      Barbecue, salt, spray, leather, pepper ... while looking carefully.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Final on glue, rubber, pepper and a little camphor. Light peat and cold ash.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The sulphur is just a little too present for me, while the nose has an intensity and somewhat old-school quality to it that I really enjoy.
    • Nose
      Interestingly savoury, with notes of cured meat, soy and brine, but also a whiff of resin and pine needles. There's a touch of triple sec and smoked paprika powder too. The whisky has a light ashiness to it, but also a fruitier side with brambles and strawberries, as well as a subtle note of Maraschino cherries. Decent complexity.
    • Taste
      So there's a whiff of struck matches to start, but it doesn't derail the whisky — not entirely at least. Charred meat, peanut skins and strawberry compote. However, the sulphur does outshine... No wait, that's the wrong term: The sulphur does suppress most other flavours for me though.
    • Finish
      More of the above with a touch of chocolate. Long.

  3. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fino yes, salt, soy, sulphur, funk, the kilkerran spirit in the back somewhere, the casks is predominant. With water also leather and dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      87 87
      first red fruits, then a hit off sulphur, some meatiness and then some fruits again when it quickly gets dry.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry, some rubber notes from the cask not the spirit i assume, it's a long finish.

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