Kilkerran 08-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
08 years old
Re-charred Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 may 2020 4:49 pm by Bluesman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 192.77

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Whisky reviews for Kilkerran 08-year-old

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.14 points.

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A funky dirty sherry bomb, this is a bold full flavored cambeltown attack. Great value!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dirty sherry, strawberries, raisins, earthy peat, vanilla wafer, radish
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mouth coating, sherry and rubbery funk, earthiness, light peat/char heat
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, dehydrated strawberries, baking spices (nutmeg and cinnamon), salty

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  3. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Pepper, chocolate, peat, dirty sherry, repair of the stable floor... 22.5-22.5-22-22
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. ehelkur scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

  5. Manti scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  6. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted H2H with the 2021 batch.

    This batch: 88/87/89 points
    2021 batch: 83/85/83 points (very rubbery and some sulphur - I don’t like rubbery notes at all, or I would age my whisky in tires)
    • Nose
      88 88
      No rubber or sulphur, unlike with the 2021 batch. Clear red fruit, some malted barley, a handful of coastal peat, toffee - all in good balance, though without subtlety. I strongly prefer the nose of this one.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Toffee, chocolate covered cherry, coastal peat. A bit simple but really nice.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Red fruits, strong coastal peat, menthol, a lingering sweetness. Rich oloroso and toffee at the end. I think 88.5 fits better but I can’t do that, so 89 for now.

  8. Saltmark scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nice dunnage warehouse nose releasing quite some mouldy dampness and rotten wood. Taste gives barbecue aromas which quickly turn into a woody astrigency.
    I prefer the 2021 version in direct comparison, which carries a more savoury and maritime profile.

  9. jvanopstal scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very nice and warm whisky
    • Nose
      83 83
      Raisins and plums with some honey and sea scents
    • Taste
      84 84
      Nice mouthfeel with a syrup like texture. Tastes of chocolate, coffee and dried fruit
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to long with a warm and spicy end

  10. MarijnB scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    One of my favorite whiskys. Beautiful bottling. Unfortunately no longer for sale for a normal amount. Sweet peated whisky. Very nice soft nose and long finish. Peat is not predominant.

  11. Owidram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Needs air.
    I was disappointed when first opening the bottle.
    But a few months later, everything came together.
    And there we are, the typical Campbeltown funk is in the house. Fascinating "Springbanky" piece of whisky, where Sherry is very pronounced, and beautiful, no acidity, neither too much sulfur nor absolute dryness, but still leaves room for saltiness and spirit power. Good cask selection I would say. Adding water progressively and you get red fruits. Simply superb.

  12. korelatio scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Lots of sweets, sea, smoke and freshness. Everything is beautifully intertwined and creates a feast of smells and flavors.
    Really brilliantly balanced whisky, it was an hour of fun with the sample.
    5.5 / 10
    200 euro?? XDXD

  13. ThorstenH scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The taste description of EvilAFI hits it very well.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    A shared dram, so not much to go on but I really liked this one.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Nice mild but still deep sherry notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Full rich body.
      The re-charring has really brought the best out of the casks.
      Fully enjoyable without water.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and tasty.

  15. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 25℃

    Viewing Eyes: Deep copper gold smells Nose: Smoked is not too heavy, bacon with syrup, yeast dough, tobacco, almond shell, not too fresh preserved fruit, dried, relatively sweet, smells overall More mediocre taste Palate: sour Chinese medicine, bitter almond, walnut coat, traditional Chinese medicine shop, unbearable bitter base, paint, black cleverness, wood chips finishing in the mouth Finish: bitter taste after swallowing, dry buns, anxious Branch syrup, loquat cream, bonfire wine body: medium, oily, with tannins

    Nose: 84/100
    Palate: 83/100
    Finish: 83/100
    Body: 85/100
    Overall: 84/100

  16. Bluesman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A really stunning whisky from Kilkerran. They did it again!


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