Kilkerran 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
70% Bourbon, 30% Sherry
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
07 Feb 2020 9:34 pm by KonstUA

Average value

€ 64.20

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35 × member ratings

124 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 12-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.44 points

  1. ehelkur scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      On the nose there are nice smoke notes, not too intense, acompanied by a sea breeze, and followed by barley, citrus, mostly oranges, and oak notes.
    • Taste
      The taste delivers what the nose promised, the arrival is salty, developing into bitterness, bitter oranges, and continues developing into sweetness, with toffee, honey and vanilla, the whole surround by a light smoke note.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long, silky with vanilla and sweet honey notes.

  2. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The name Kilkerran is Gaelic and derived from 'Ceann Loch Cilli Chiarain'. That was the name of the first settlement on the site where the town of Campbeltown now stands. The malt is made at Mitchell's Glengyle distillery. The distillery was closed for more than 80 long years, but was redeveloped and reopened by Springbank. The first distillate flowed on March 25, 2004. The 12-year-old was created from 70% bourbon and 30% sherry casks.

  3. gman4405 scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Possibly I received a bad bottle but totally unflavored and strong alcohol burn of a whisky half its age. On the other hand the Kilkerran 8 was very good.

  4. fnk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Light smoke, modest in aroma, drinkable, good degree. One of the best basic regular 12-approx.

  5. Simon Stood scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Light nourishment, slightly smoky malt. A bit lacking in body, but for 12 years it is quite acceptable
    22 / 21.5 / 21 / 21.5 = 86

  6. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. blacknapkins scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior


    Appearance: Pale to medium amber.

    Nose: Light smoke, oak, toast, nuts, cherry, light ginger.

    Palate: Camp fire, a touch of iodine, caramel, vanilla.

    Finish: Light spice, honey, camp fire, vanilla.

    With Water: More wood and toast.

    Overall: Reminds me of a slightly diminished Sprinkbank 10. Good Campbelltown malt, but not quite great.

  9. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84


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