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Kilkerran Heavily Peated

Overall rating
87.06/100
votes
18
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
Bottle code
20/50
Added on
24 Mar 2020 10:32 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 57.81

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran Heavily Peated

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.06 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    He is only half a year older than Batch # 2, but this half year more in 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 their 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
      85 85
      As expected, a very powerful start, but - like its predecessors: it does not 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, salt water-wetted stones.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Leaves a lasting - almost medium-long - impression. Not only due to the still pronounced smoky note, in which there is now a little Black Forest ham, 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 does not 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.

  2. 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: 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.

  3. Captain Teague scored this whisky 87 points Member 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 :)

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