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Kilkerran 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.02/100
votes
53
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
Port Pipe & Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
246
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft Bremen
Added on
08 Nov 2019 10:57 am by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299.90

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 15-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.02 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Kilkerran single casks are not very common. This year, a few came out to mark the 15th anniversary of the distillery's commissioning.
    This Port Wood Single Cask got some wood and cork for my taste.
    • Nose
      87 87
      A hint of raspberry syrup blowing from the glass. Tree resin. Freshly barked branches. Milk chocolate. The distillery character is hidden behind the port.
      Milk chocolate, caramel. Juniper berries, cranberry juice.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Soft start with a high proportion of wood. Cork taint. Sweet raspberries, strawberry jam. Clay soil, mushrooms. Wood and cork are very dominant and season well. Peppermint candy, a little liquorice.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry and spicy finish, in which sweet fruit along with wood and cork are still the key. Menthol.

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

    Third of the evening after the editions for Taiwan and Austria.

    Here the keg does a bit of anything. It is unbalanced, and a rubber frame just spoils everything ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Particular nose, fully on the port.
      Nuts, rancio, camphor. Almonds.
      Some fruits: blueberry, redcurrant.
      Big oily leather. Tobacco, dates, figs. Chocolate. Slightly burnt caramel. Spices, cinnamon.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In the mouth it is almost too round.
      Leather, rubber, black fruit (berries, blackberry, blueberry).
      Prunes, dates, figs, almonds, nuts.
      Caramel still burned.
      Wet wood. Cigarette butt.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long finish on leather, wood, varnish. The rubber note from the mouth happily disappeared.
      Dark chocolate, dark fruit, liquorice.

  3. Niftywhisky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Chocolate and Bananas, the portcask is present! Very balanced, beeswax-Candle

    Taste: Sweet, spices, Mandarin Orange, Toffee, Dark Chocolate!

    Finish: long, Mouthwatering,

    Very Tasty! If you have the Chance to try this, you should do so!

  4. aphex scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted after the DK and IT release.
    As for the italian release, this one is more rough and slightly unbalanced. Good whisky though.
    • Nose
      Leather, nuts, raisons, hints of red berries, tobacco, chocolate, damp earth.
    • Taste
      Leathery, ashy, oaky, peppery. A red berries sweetness in the background. A touch of caramel. Mentholated and oaky notes.
      With water, more creamy, hints of oranges.
    • Finish
      Long, drying, spicy. Lingering earthy notes.

  5. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Caramel, honey, cranberries, raspberry syrup, wax, almonds, mineral, a hint of mildew, mandarins
    • Taste
      85 85
      Forest berries, slightly moldy plums, raspberries, dark chocolate, walnuts, black pepper, allspice, liquorice
    • Finish
      86 86
      Walnuts, dark chocolate, slightly drying, spicy, wood, liquorice

  6. yggr scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  7. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    A great aroma! You notice the influence of the port wine barrel with sweet dried fruit and chocolate. A fine oak note runs like a veil over the malt and I also notice a slight mineral note, which quickly fades away. Vanilla and roasted aromas give the nose the final kick.

    Taste:
    Also in the mouth you have the dark fruits first, especially raisins and plums. The chocolate note is now getting a little darker, almost bitter. Citrus notes provide a bit of freshness, caramel and spices round off the taste profile.

    Outlet:
    Creamy and long-warming with dark chocolate.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. RobbievdB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    To me this Kilkerran was pretty two-faced. The port influence is pretty obvious with loads of raspberries, young strawberrie and other red berries under a layer of sweet vanilla and cream. Midpalate it turns musty, moldy and farmy which makes think Kilkerran and port are not the best marriage. But perhaps it’s just me not really digging the Kilkerran profile.

  10. DerDennis! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I like the whisky in terms of smell, but I don't find it very complex. The taste is too woody and a little too spicy for me.
    The long finish then becomes quite neat again, whereby it gets a bit too bitter and finally stale for me.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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