Kilkerran 08-year-old

Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
81
Whiskybase ID
WB147141
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
18.10.2019
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Re-charred Oloroso Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 4
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
19/397
Barcode
610854004439
Added on
20 jan 2020 10:16 pm by 2ndSip
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 240.76

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Whisky reviews for Kilkerran 08-year-old

16 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.00 points.

  1. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A whisky bold in colour, shy but good in the nose, a bit weak in the palate, and sadly a bit disappointing in the finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Surprisingly shy given its bold colour. Needs time to open. A whiff of sea water at first, and rust.
      The high ABV could numb your olfactory nerve so be careful. Unripe plum, cheese underneath, then refreshing white flower. Some sugar too. Acidic marmalade. With a few drops of water, there came a little savoury and mossy aroma.
    • Taste
      80 80
      This baby really needs some water. It is smoky, like a bonfire, there's some almond. The re-charred casks did not bring much sherry flavour.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Although not as ashy, in term of finish this baby is as boring as the Lagavulin 16Yo.

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  3. SYMUE1 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

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  4. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Simon Stood scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Looks like a good sherry barrel was found. Youth is not felt at all. The correct sherry malt. Still a little to hold in a barrel and could be called a sherry bomb. Saturated, sweet, slightly tart. 22-22.5-22.5-22

  6. Dutchdram scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Raisins all over together with sweet dates. A clear hint of sweet sherry too. Spicy on the nose with subtle hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. A bit roasty now like dark chocolate and coffeebeans. Sharp, crushed black pepper with smoke and a very nice hint of smoked bacon at the end.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Even sweeter on the palate! Again raisins and dates have the forehand. Complemented by sweet and fruity notes like cherries and figs. A hint of sherry on the palate aswell. Oh my, it stays sweet. Caramel and flowerhoney. Spicy notes like cinnamon a ginger. Red hot chili peppers with a hint of smoke.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium-long. Raisins keep lingering on and on with hints of cherries and cinnamon.

  7. fnk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A reference sherry, who loves this type of malts, I recommend it! Saturated, full-bodied. I sort out sherry very much, but here everything worked out solidly.

  8. khjhs60369 scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    This is just amazing.
    Everything is perfectly balanced in this drink。

  9. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet wiped cream, fresh pastry, red sherry fruits - overall rich and complex sherry nose
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet dark sherry fruits mixed with toffee and chocolate, prominent black pepper, dry light meaty smoke at the end
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry, woody, a hint of orange

  11. MelB scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Young and feisty, sweet toffee, stone fruit
    • Nose
      Toffee, dark licorice, stone fruit (peach, nectarine?}, sweet, ginger, very slight smokiness in the background
    • Taste
      smooth and sweet - licorice, spice (ginger), something more citrusy - a hint of orange, toffee, creme brûlée, youthful/feisty.
    • Finish
      Long - honey notes develop.

  12. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Leather, dark chocolate, dust, raisins, pepper, humus, hay. 22-22.5-22.5-22

  13. EaglesWhiskey scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    What an amazing whisky for its age and price!!!
    • Nose
      Fruity, dark forest fruits and plum, dark chocolate, old books in the old wooden shelves,
    • Taste
      Fruity with hint of sultana and sun dried black grapes, honey and caramel.
    • Finish
      Long beautiful finish with after taste of honey suckle.

  14. Patrick93 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  15. Patrick93 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  16. Turen Whisky scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  17. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  18. MasterMork scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

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