Kilkerran Heavily Peated

Overall rating
86.51/100
votes
284
Whiskybase ID
WB152828
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peat in Progress - Batch 3
Bottled
16.03.2020
Casktype
80% Ex-Bourbon & 20% Ex-Sherry
Strength
59.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
20/50
Barcode
610854004774
Added on
24 mar 2020 10:32 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 106.00

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Whisky reviews for Kilkerran Heavily Peated

56 users have left 59 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.51 points.

  1. LakatosKE scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    young, fresh and smoky - really good
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet peat, vanilla, ash, creamy, citrusy - grapefruit, salt, sea breeze, brine.
      Wee drop of water brings even more of the citrus, tropical fruits - papaya, leather and waxiness
    • Taste
      87 87
      smoke, vanilla, citrus, sea breeze, dry, notes young and fresh spirit (meant in the good way), herbal and floral, leather, mango and papaya, funk is also there
    • Finish
      87 87
      long - smoke mixes with new leather

  2. Drum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice smoky with a sweet note keeping both in balance, I had to play with the water a bit but the flavors in the smoke were nice.
    • Nose
      olla, a nice pleasant sweet smoke blows towards me. Sweet in the sense of vanilla! In addition, a fruitiness, especially grapefruit and canned fruit. It is spicy with a slight rubber note and I have a note that I haven't thought of for a long time.... ski wax! As if you enter a ski cellar or a ski rental.
    • Taste
      A strong start! But he tolerates water, pure he is too strong for me. The smoke is omnipresent, I have grapefruit again, gum and herbs as well. The mouthfeel is dry.
    • Finish
      Medium length, warming and smoky. In addition again herbs and ginger with ski wax.

  3. holborndrinker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A proper dram - worth trying.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A nice smoky nose - like being given a hug by the smoke from a decent BBQ.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The smoke is less obvious on the taste, although it gallops through at the death, when you also get the hit of the alcohol. Some sweetness, nice dram.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The peat comes in at the death along with the alcohol - a nice hit that lingers for quite a while.

  4. just 2thetop scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Not so intense
    • Taste
      90 90
      young, vibrant, bright, mezcal notes, effervescent
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good, not that ‘Heavily Peated’ as you would aspect. Pretty smooth, although you can taste it’s young whisky.

    +1 point for the finish. It’s gettin better and better..
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. ralle1968 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: First smoke, then fruit compote with soft wine gums. Becoming more complex towards nuts and almonds, then lightly burnt fruit porridge.

    Palate: Slightly sharp at first, then strong fruit concentrate. A little waxy. Immediately softer when drunk with water; in addition there are complex fruit compote aromas and strongly decreasing smoke.

    Finish: Long-lasting, barley-sweet, smooth, velvety smoke.

  7. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    02/12/2022:
    Again, an interesting and unusual release, although without the wow effect. Young, lush, delicious.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Bread, oily (salted lard), boiled vegetables, mineral, boiled anchovies, lemon peel, broken stalk of green corn, incomprehensible fruit, peat, straw stalk, animal, cigar ash.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smoke, fuel oil, fruit, oily, seafood, with an explosive fruit effect.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoky, industrial, drying, sour berries and fruits, seafood, long enough.

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2022] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting and this is one of the better under-aged drams, thanks to the heavy peat level which covers the malt's immaturity nicely. Still this is far away from being a decent malt (at least five years, rather more) but if you like such baby stuff - go for it. This combo of heavy malty-mashy-ness and heavy peat flavours is simple but it works, somehow. I suggest to add some water, I prefer it at about 46% abv.

  9. JJKATED scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. jake1er scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    In love at first sniff. Exceptional whisky.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Rich, overripe banana, coconut, punchy smoke, hazelnut, motor oil, sticky toffee, farmyard funk and baked ham.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Complex. Great mouthfeel, earthy, more tropical fruit, banana, punchy with the ethanol and smoke.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Finish is warming and has some lingering dark berry notes. Water adds to the experience.

  11. Julia E S scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Heaviliy Peated Kilkerran

    On the nose melon, a hint of lemon and orange peel, the smoke is quartz-like (a bit Bowmore, mineral, slightly maritime (algae, seafood (octopus salad?) And salt) modeling clay.
    In addition, some ginger, pepper, lemon balm and floral notes of freshly cut cucumber, lavender, liquorice. The whole thing is underlaid with a syrupy sweetness.

    The nose is reflected very well in the taste. The smoke gets a little more earthy.

    The finish is long, and especially on the minerally salty side as well as modeling clay and liquorice.

    Very complex for the young age, the smoke is nowhere near as dominant as expected. Fine young smoky malt and a real occasion for up to 55 euros.

  12. Izzino scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    beautiful smokestack, very fresh, cirrus, intensely smoky, spicy.

  13. MasterMork scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. just 2thetop scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Ok a little late to the party
    A really interesting and unique whisky
    I concur with tasting notes of reviewer SAND
    love the wild distillate mescal notes and other defined notes that you would get from a single cask expression.
    Batch 4 is more cask driven, a more homogenous orthodox whisky - rich vanilla and caramel.
    Don't get me wrong - both are very good but the 4 is back towards the mainstream.

  15. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Another warm and autumnal release.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Aromas of fruits and dried fruits, making their way through the smoke, caramel sweetness. The smoke is warm and bright.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is sweet, very smoky, full of dried fruits.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The aftertaste is tart, smoky, sweet.

  16. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    N:20 T: 22 F: 22 B: 21
    • Nose
      smoke-smoked peat, phenolic gouache, quince, pleasant tones of rye bread
    • Taste
      sweet and sour, smoky phenolic, fruit and berry, blackberry and honeysuckle, all the time elusive taste of fresh ripe peach, sweetness 7/10
    • Finish
      smooth, woody phenolic

  17. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fairly unapologetic but also not "just" a peat bomb. It has some personality.
    • Nose
      Notes of lemon yoghurt and damp cloth, but also sweet peat, honey and tinned peaches. Plenty of vanilla and whiffs of cheese cake, followed by a touch of olive oil and sea spray.
    • Taste
      Notes of cardboard, somewhat drying and ashy, with a big hit of wood smoke and some cracked black pepper corns. Soft oak and slightly bitter. A touch of liquorice root and smoked barley husks. Finally a whisper of charred lemon peel.
    • Finish
      More wood smoke and lemon. Nice salinity.

  18. PRV scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21/21/21/21

  19. Collegiate scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What a refreshingly different take on peated whisky! Probably my favourite Kilkerran so far as well, as the sharp and elemental distillate of Kk really works so well with the peating here. It starts with rhubarb notes and then falls into the hay and barnyard type of peat, closing with some Campbeltown funk and an eye-opening bite. Great whisky and because of the high proof, a fun one to try different levels of water with it.

  20. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  21. Furosin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sweet, vanilla, red fruits, smoke, lemon, salty, caramel, honey. After a longer time in the glass, herbal notes and sometimes grassy notes are added, vanilla becomes more intense.
    • Taste
      Sparkling, sweet, salty, smoke, pepper, caramel, vanilla, green tea, oranges, honey
    • Finish
      long, slightly bitter, chocolate, caramel

  22. KonstUA scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21, balance 21

  23. SAND scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    (Tasted blind)
    NOSE: Lovely sweet smoke. Diesel, mescal and some creosote. Generally it stays on the lighter side of the engine room spectre. Fat and rich. Could this be Longrow? Anyway, it’s heavenly. (93p)
    TASTE: Mescal, smoked agave, a touch of dry chilli, lots of creosote and tar. Salty. Liquorice, aniseed. This is rough and powerful but lovely.(91p)
    FINISH: Dry chilli, salt, diesel and agave oil. (89-90p)
    OVERALL: This noses older, rounder and more elegant than it tastes. But it’s lovely though. Takes water well. Total score 91 points .

  24. Igitor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  25. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It would be interesting to compare this to a quality mezcal. Unusual harsh earthy smoke. The distillate is still pretty young, but it's on the way! Looking forward to trying peated kilkerrans over the age of 10.

  26. Niftywhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      earthy, cold smoke, stable, hay
      Salty lemon and unripe stone fruit,
      Butter sprinkles
    • Taste
      Taste: Very sweet, pepper, butter cake, lemon balm, warm earthy smoke, burnt rusks
      despite 59.7% vol. no alcohol noticeable and easy to drink
    • Finish
      Finish: some compote, delicate smoke, salt remains on the palate, the finish is medium-long

  27. Joint86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  28. Suevia scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Big improvement over batch 2, less sharp and metallic despite the high abv

  29. stormspt scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Extravagant. Disgusting and beautiful.

  30. MasterMork scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  31. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  32. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  33. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  34. grinface scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very coherent appearance! The level is a bit higher again, compared to batch 2. I'm not just happy about it. To be able to accompany the development over the years alone is a pleasure. However, this is still a very young malt. That should be kept in mind. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/12/02/ein-kilkerran-doppel-dritter-satz/

  35. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  36. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Kilkerran sour dough, coal, sweet tea
    • Taste
      87 87
      Balance peat and sweetness. Good amount of coal.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, with balance coal and sweetness

  37. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

  38. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  39. yggr scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  40. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Well integrated alcohol.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Tart smoke from the wood fire with greasy bacon. Eucalyptus and mint notes come out stronger with water.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fruity notes, great smoky Bourbon Cask full on the twelve. With water it becomes tarry.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Balanced and harmonious for the presumably young age.

  41. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Definitely better than batch 2. Its buttery texture and fruitiness make it appear more mature.
    • Nose
      Remarkably buttery. Oatmeal, pear, peat, hay and papaya. with water it moves from the buttery to the fruity side.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, apple, pepper, malt and butter. Water adds peach.
    • Finish
      Peat, pear, gingerbread and butter.

  42. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Oats and earthy peat. A touch of vanilla. Lemon pastry and pears. Apricots too. Salted caramel, which is followed by a hint of bbq smoke and coffee beans.
    • Taste
      A somewhat oily mouthfeel, which is rather nice, but quite the alcohol punch too. Which was to be expected. Oats, vanilla. and plenty of salted caramel. Slightly bitter note from coffee beans. Then some black pepper.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long with vanilla, lemons and peat. And a note of bbq fire as well.

  43. robbert88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  44. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  45. switzyuk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose - Sweet medicinal. Singed pineapple slices. Toffee and honeycomb crunch. Sweet barley mash. Some farmyard notes.

    Palate - Honeyed cereals. Candied lemon slices. With a sweet smokiness.

    Finish - Quite long on lemon bon bons with a mellow farmyard bonfire in the background.

  46. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  47. Lenart scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Brigth, bold and smokey

    Nose :
    Yellow cherry plum, boiled corn, strong smoke, lemon marmalade, pear, anise

    Palate:
    Lemon marmalade, white pepper, moderate peat
    Development:
    Sweet quince with late-coming iodine

  48. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  49. praisethepasta scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I’m not all too sure what I was expecting from this, but pretty sure it wasn’t this. Yes, the peat is there, but it sort of leads the way for a fantastic parade of flavours. It’s accessible and easy drinking (relatively speaking, obviously) and really nuanced and complex at the same time. Very more-ish, a paradox in a glass, and nothing short of superb.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Soft and sweet peat notes accompany a wide range of sensations and aromas: coconut chips, chocolate, honey, citrus and underneath it all there ‘s the signature Campbeltown funk. I get grassy-earthy notes as well, alongside vanilla and a slight lemony sourness. Although the high ABV isn’t aggressive in any way, this baby does even better with just a few drops of water. The sweeter notes really jump out now in a lovely combo with the peat, with a brilliant oily-citrus-y aroma.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The palate again starts with a soft arrival. Yes the peat is obvious, but never becomes overly dominant. On the contrary it’s a bit of a ‘fille rouge’ throughout the whole experience. A soft wood note gives it a bit of a dry mouthfeel, and the dirty /earthy notes are more prominent, but after the added water the fruit notes (citrus, tropical fruit like mango) come forward against an ashy undertone.
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, dry, ashy and peaty and it needs the water to bring out the citrus, some nuts and a dry oaky/woody note.

  50. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Balance (20)
    Kerosene is excellent, everything else is not (81)
    • Nose
      The aroma is young, mash. Sweet peat with a sour tinge ... raw dough, dust with chocolate. Well, not as disgusting as in previous batches (20)
    • Taste
      Fruit, salt, ash and kerosene (20,5)
    • Finish
      kerosene inish with sweet mint, salt with iodine (20,5)

  51. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  52. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  53. sarthur71 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  54. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  55. Islay1815 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  56. birkzehn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  57. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    He is only half a year older than Batch # 2, but this half year more maturity has already given him a lot of good things. And the fact that 80% ex-bourbon barrels have now been used should also have played its part in making him a good leap forward.
    The undeniable youth no longer shows itself through green twigs or pear notes, but at best manifests itself through a not too long finish. Very nice development!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Immediately comes up with a clear smoky note, which you don't even need to hold your nose over the glass to perceive. No phenolic or medicinal smoky note, but rather warm - earthy - loamy.
      Salt particles from sea spray, warm caramel, cocoa beans, marzipan, vanilla. Doesn't hold back with flavors despite its high alcohol content. Roasted and dried orange peel, apricot jam. Although the aromas can be filtered out well, it has a pleasant vanilla, fruity and smoky effect at the same time.
    • Taste
      86 86
      As expected, a very powerful start, but - like its predecessors: it doesn't burn, not a bit, but only warms the oral cavity (which is quite impressive) Slightly dry, voluminous smoky. On the tongue, too, this feeling of warm earth, burnt clay - a very special smoke note. Vanilla, caramel (a lot!), White coffee, coffee beans. Here and there salt water breaks through, and more and more that Campbeltown feeling emerges, which you can already have in the nose or on the tongue at Springbank (at least with the original bottlings) at the beginning of the tasting: mineral aroma, stones wetted with salt water.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Leaves a lasting - almost medium-length - impression. Not only due to the still pronounced smoky note, in which a little Black Forest ham is now waving, but also due to the fact that the whisky remains on the tongue for a long time as it was in the nose and on the tongue: he Doesn't fall apart into its individual parts or just leaves a trail of smoke, everything stays nicely together and leaves the party closed when the time comes.
      The fact that the departure does not last (any longer) is ultimately due to the youth.

  58. Captain Teague scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Neat: Rhubarb definitely hits, together with lemon notes Vanilla / sweetness (melted caramel)...smoke comes through when you add some water or (time) get used to the intense rhubarb...Taste: Smoke is very present now ((bonfire) again the rhubarb (strong) and vanilla / smoked rhubarb cake if you want :) ..some saltiness and menthol notes. Finish(Medium): Cold smoke/ ashtrayslight oak lemon

    Can't hide its youth, alcohol is quite well integrated though agreed that it doesn't swim well ... - i'm sure this stuff will be great when it's close to teenage :) /// I go a bit higher for the fun factor after some weeks of having it open -- still facinated how it is so intense for the low age.. it's getting better and better maybe we reach the 90 soon..

  59. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    To be enjoyed pure. The alcohol is well integrated, so it is not estimated at almost 60%. The rating refers to the pure whisky.

    Water makes it less intense without releasing new aromas. The peat smoke then overlaps more.
    • Nose
      88 88
      First: earthy campfire smoke on the coast and citrus aromas. Followed by vanilla cheesecake with rhubarb, malt sweetness, roasted marshmallow. Sea-salt.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful in the beginning. Salted caramel, the sweetness of marshmallows and brown sugar, peat smoke, grilled light fruits. Peppermint.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Peat smoke with fruity notes and salt, pastries. Medium length.

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