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Kilkerran 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.81/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Port Wood
Vintage
05.2004
Bottled
09.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
10yo Port Pipe + 5yo Ref.Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
192
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the opening of Glengyle distillery
Barcode
610854004354
Bottled for
Lago Imports Denmark
Added on
25 Oct 2019 1:28 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 395.00

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 15-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.81 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    As is often the case with rum casks, it is a bit special. Here after 10 years, they downright transferred it into bourbon refill, the barrel must be damn felt.

    Can be liked or hated depending on everyone's taste. I am in between.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very particular nose, light rubber at the start.
      Then with aeration: plum, walnuts, walnut peel.
      Dry wood, caramel, very dark fir honey.
      Eucalyptus. A little deodorant for toilet ...
      It is very resinous.
      We evolve on more wood, smoke. The tree goes to the barbecue.
    • Taste
      86 86
      In the mouth we keep the initial rubber side.
      Glue, solvent.
      Dry young wood, rosemary.
      Cold ash, barbecue, slightly meaty.
      Ricola, eucalyptus, aromatic herbs. A little violet, pink.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish on cold smoke, tobacco, light peat. Medicinal and fresh, with a nice dose of liquorice. The wood is discreet which makes this finish very pleasant.

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. aspa scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Dry and almost dusty in the nose, there is actually nothing sweet, tart, spicy and medicinal. Betadine?
    In addition, there are light aromas of raisins and very little brown sugar. The alcohol is rather strong and pungent, that is not so well integrated.
    In the mouth it remains quite medicinal with light smoke and a strong betadine aroma. In addition, gum, burnt wood, and behind it some sweet, caramelized plums and raisins and candied sugar. The alcohol is less pungent, I still wouldn't say "soft", but better than the nose.
    The finish is long with light smoke, wood, a little glue and pepper. Overall, that's more pleasant than this description sounds, it's an interesting game of sweet and medicinal.

    Special dram, not bad but a sample is enough for me.
    N-83, T-85, F-84, total 84 points
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. aphex scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Those active port casks can be tricky. The finish in bourbon cask was a wise decision. It could have been sickening but it tamed the whisky. I enjoyed a welcome sharpness.
    Not my preferred profile but good whisky though.
    • Nose
      Rubber, leather, balsamic vinegar, raisins. With time, nutty & resinous. Caramel, hints of red fruits and bonfire smoke. Aromatic herbs.
    • Taste
      Rubbery, leathery, ashy and peppery. Red berries, aromatic herbs, meaty notes, a touch of burnt wood.
      With water, more aromatic herbs, ashes on the nose. The palate is more juicy and fruity.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering meaty notes, pu-er.

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose. Skin, dampness, varnish and paint. Smoked dried fruit in the sun. The taste is sweet, bright, a little smoked mackerel and the North sea. The aftertaste is sweet, long-lasting, smoked. Turns into salt.

  6. MasterMork scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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