Kilkerran 14-year-old

Overall rating
87.69/100
votes
216
Whiskybase ID
WB166904
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Triple Distilled - Virtual Open Day 2020
Bottled
15.09.2020
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Casks
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/09/20 20/102
Added on
06 oct 2020 10:01 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 203.18

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Whisky reviews for Kilkerran 14-year-old

49 users have left 53 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.69 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    For me, undrinkable without water. Very unbalanced.
    And it's a shame, because the finale finally reveals the whole story of this dram ... but too late.
    • Nose
      81 81
      It's powerful, you can really smell the solvent. I quickly add a few drops of water ...
      A nice dose of flower and eau de toilette, mainly on roses. Fortunately, it eases with a little water.
      Acacia honey, dust, lemon zest, clarified butter. A little warm breadcrumbs. Linseed.
      Slight minerality, on limestone.
    • Taste
      84 84
      On the palate, it is more salty. We have a nice dose of spray.
      Candied lemon, orange peel, kiwi. Pepper.
      We have a peat that reveals itself, with a light ambient smoke. A little dust.
      Light chalk, limestone.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long finish on spray, candied lemon, peat, camphor, pepper, granny apple skin.
      We finally have a little something ...

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  3. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    That's just not my distillery, but you always try to judge objectively.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Citrus notes with fruit notes. vanilla sweetness
    • Taste
      85 85
      Explosive beginning, very powerful. oak and sweetness. Citrus note, grapefruit. Fruit notes with the strong wood note.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Spicy stays at least medium long. Mouth gets a little dry. But a bit alcoholic on the finish.

  4. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Blindtasting No.13 Bottle Boys Advent Calendar

    Nose: Ripe apricots, Haribo peaches, coconut that always dominates, old newspaper, fresh wood, ethereal/mint, very subtle spicy wood, elegant

    Taste: after the nose surprisingly strong attack, tropical citrus fruits, peach, melon, behind it comes a strong oak spice,

    Finish: fades away on the spice, warming, citrus fruits in the background, astringent, delicate bitter substances and citrus linger quite a long time

    Tip: Virgin Oak or First Fill Bourbon in combination with rum cask, 58%
    tip region/ distillery; Islands/Coast

    Conclusion: elegant nose, but no longer a gentleman on the palate, rather impetuous, long finish but on the tart side

  5. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. The_Dram_Log scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very nice on the nose, but too tart and woody in the mouth for me
    • Nose
      Grassy, grated lemon zest, sweet, honey, like a sweetened tea, first malt, green apple, some cookie dough, tart, quite appealing overall
    • Taste
      Creamy, sweet, but also sour, floral, tart, apple, nut, sour fizz, oak on the palate, it wears off for me, better with the second sip, chocolatey malt, lemon, but then again quite tart and dry, decent oak, some pepper
    • Finish
      Dry, tart, lots of oak, warming, grape seeds, apple, slightly sweet at the end

  8. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I found a fascinating mix of different flavor impressions and a good deal more depth than some of the heavily sherried bottles I have tried in the past. The nose was more subtle and restrained than I expected, while the palate was bolder with an initial punch of sweetness and spice that faded toward almonds, pastries, and more floral spice. It was almost a transition from savory to sweet while the impression of malt and dough remained constant.

    Mental Image: Rajasthani Pastry Cart
    • Nose
      Restrained with meat, malt, and sea. Caramelized brown sugar on barbecue meat with subtle salty mineral-laden ocean air, dried grass, and heather. Malty notes with a hint of honey and cinnamon brought to mind honey nut Cheerios.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied with brown sugar, florals, and spice. Initially, there were notes of honey, oak, and doughy fried pastries. A thick blanket of spice covered the palate with celery seed, graham marsala, and coriander. The malty pastries reappeared on the backend with hints of rose water, sliced almonds, and cardamon. A bit of water brought out nutty, floral spices and creaminess at the end.
    • Finish
      Lingering honey and fried dough.

  10. WhiskyWitold scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Gregorsky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Thoma scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Monstruo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Gous scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Gous scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Simon Stood scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Ambiguous malt, weak component balance. But not bad experience
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nose - perfumed enough, bubble gum, marshmallows
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oreo cookies, salt, vanilla, a little bitterness of wormwood
    • Finish
      87 87
      Dry herb seasoned with freshly ground pepper, raisins. Long enough

  17. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    1597) Kilkerran, Glengyle Distillery, 14YO, Triple Distilled, Refill Bourbon, Virtual Open Day 2020
    (Actually, just realised day after the tasting that this is actually triple distilled, not the usual apparatus of Glengyle on getting this treatment, but trust that explains the indifference of this 'cleaned' Kilkerran compared to other bottling)
    • Nose
      N- Penetrating strength with toasted oak, delicious malt and chocolate. Pungent green citrus that full of zests, shades of pineapple that stretch effortlessly to light smoked nuts, tar, mineral and coastal salts. Unusually 'clean' and pristine. (92/23)
    • Taste
      P- Silky natural fruity nuances, scents of minerals lingers with classy white sweetness and shy peat lurking. Delicious oak and malt intertwined with freshness and lightness. (89/22)
    • Finish
      F- Long, albeit not as beasty as it capable of, but amicably solid, polished and balanced. Obvious hints of fresh ginger. (87/21)

      B/B- 92/23 Highly enjoyable, evolved well on aroma, though finishes a wee shallow.

      Weighted Rate- 89pt

  18. jazzvilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  19. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Impressions from a blind tasting.

    Interesting experience. You can / have to try adding water. Very demanding and clearly oak-heavy, especially in the mouth without adding water.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Immediately after pouring: fresh mint, strong alcohol, light fruits with pear, malt. Then let it stand for a while. The alcoholic fades away, the fruits become more diverse, the trend is towards peaches, apricots and ripe grapes. Vanilla, yeast cake batter. In addition, oak spice in the background. For a short time I think I have a subtle smoky note in my nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Violent start, very peppery on the tongue. Alcohol and fresh oak bite your tongue. In between sweet fruits, malt, vanilla, no more smoky notes.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long lasting, characterized by the astringent note on the tongue. Dry, remains acrid in the mouth for a long time, but the fruity-sweet components are also clearly noticeable. No bitterness on the palate.

  20. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  21. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  22. K C Wong scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  23. K C Wong scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  24. DramRol scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh, fruity, vanilla, green apples, marzipan, tropical fruits, candy - tutti frutti sweetness
    • Taste
      88 88
      Salty and sour but with water heads to more sweet direction
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium and fruity

  25. -sAxo- scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  26. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  27. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

  28. yggr scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

  29. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Intense sweetness and very creamy despite the high alcohol content.
    • Nose
      Somehow slightly scented, solvent-based, chewing gum, caramelized pineapple, fried in butter.
    • Taste
      Mango, sugared canned fruits, apricot house schnapps
      and then there is not so much left.
    • Finish
      Fruity strawberry chewing gum (like the "Bazooka" from back then)

  30. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  31. Langtonian scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

  32. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion, a wonderful choice for a festival bottling. A lot of depth that you can bite into, that you can brainstorm and that you can talk shop about. But at the same time wonderfully drinkable, to share and toast. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/12/02/ein-kilkerran-doppel-dritter-satz/

  33. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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  34. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  35. valasios scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  36. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is my first taste of this fine whisky. And now I will definitely look for the next opportunity.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Bright floral aroma, aroma of yellow apples and pears, peaches, dried apricot.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The same taste, to which you should add the brightness caused by the high degree of the drink.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweet, silky and long aftertaste.

  37. birkzehn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  38. DenisLeonov did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    I don't like when bourbon presses molt (86)
    as I taught the note, I noticed that the triple distillation is now clear ... it's not a strong barrel and a weak base)
    • Nose
      Banana with salt and vodka, fried cakes ... herbal notes, peaches and cherry liqueur, light aroma of pickles, chocolate. A little farm background (22)
    • Taste
      Bourbon, spicy, juicy (21,5)
    • Finish
      Bourbon, malt, grass, salt finish (21,5)

  39. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What a dram. The nose is baked, musty and mushroomy, but that fits perfectly. It's all so wonderfully interwoven and without protruding parts.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Black bread crust, charred barrel, musty warehouse, wet wood, wet and sweet forest floor
    • Taste
      90 90
      Creamy and directly warming at the beginning, the citrus peel slowly comes up, the heat takes over and it becomes even creamier, the oak and bread notes are also there in the taste
    • Finish
      89 89
      Oak, warmth, the warehouse muff - everything is there in the finish, the black bread crust sticks slightly smoky on the palate for a long time

  40. McMoulis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  41. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  42. NRGCLICK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Did someone say, Irish?
    If was given this blind, I would almost bet my bottom dollar that this was an Irish spirit.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Super fruity on the initial whiff; and then bang, you're hit with the heat, 57.8%, this isn't exactly a light dram.
      Lots of stone fruits here, nectarines, peaches, white plums, hints of apricots and rockmelons, and loads of citrus.
      Once we start to go beyond the fruit salad, those bourbon notes begin to unmask, light whiffs of acetone and vanilla -with an artificial sweetener scent.
      It's quite acidic overall, very Bushmills or Teeling.
    • Taste
      88 88
      You feel the heat initially - tropical fruits straight up, then the saltiness drives through on the mid-palate with oak spice, white pepper, grassy undertones, and citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      87 87
      white wine finish. Dry and ginger spice, and I'm getting a peppery lingering oak on the finish. It's a long, not an overly complex dram, just a beautiful everyday sipper.

  43. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  44. Sander79 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  45. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  46. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Quite fresh and fruity. Fresh linen. Vanilla. Green bananas and mango. A creamy caramel pudding. Later also a mineral note and slightly waxy. A very light note of peat.
    • Taste
      Really nice! Green bananas. A hint of vanilla and some white chocolate. Pink grapefruit. Liquorice towards the end and some wood spices.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long with almonds and liquorice. Slightly peppery and a peat note.

  47. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    "Matured in Oak", as it can be read on the bottle, turns out to be Refill Bourbon thanks to the information included with the Tasting Pack issued for the Virtual Open Day Tasting. I wouldn't necessarily have expected it because of the candy store flavors, but rather thought about the participation of Madeira barrels. But since he changes direction at the back, it fits again. Yes, very nice, I like it!
    • Nose
      87 87
      With sweet raspberries, fruit chewing gum and gummy bears, you feel like you are in a candy store, where fresh candy is being mixed. Could get a bit too penetrating in the long run, but luckily someone has opened the back door for ventilation, so that fresh, maritime and salty air can flow in and ensure an exchange of air. Now also almond chocolate, coffee grounds, paprika powder.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very creamy and oily appearance. Raspberry sweets and strawberry jam provide the reception committee, tart herbs and dry wood provide a spicy balance. Warmed caramel mass, sugar beet syrup, malt. Nice interplay of fruit and spice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long, dry and spicy, the sweet fruity notes just float in the back of your mind as a memory. Pepper, nutmeg and chervil, vanilla, blackberry beans, spicy and dry wood.

  48. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    yet to be convinced that TD Kilkerran really works, this one feels experimental, and is partly successful, falling down on form in the mouth. It comes across as rectified in a way that e.g. Hazelburn doesn't. Still shapes? Cut points? Well, good to try anyway, and I don't regret buying a bottle. 6/10
    • Nose
      benefits from water. buttery, ozone, toffee popcorn, drop of rosewater sure. develops on marshmallow and mixed lokum, grain, lemon barleywater, a little metallic (iron), a little fusty.
    • Taste
      I used water generously. I think this is the definition of "nervous". For a moment up front it's quite sweet and slightly fruity, with lots of barley sugar, marshmallow and some white peach. Then it quickly goes more spirit bitter, wasabi, white pepper, and alternates a bit throughout, finishing with salty barley sugar.

  49. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  50. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Strong bottling of the young distillery. And that without a heavy barrel wall. Nice balance between distillery and barrel influences. Blindly I would have typed significantly less alcohol percentage, the triple distillation makes it very accessible.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Citrus, green apple, a little mineral, alcohol fantastically integrated, at the very back a little vanilla, rapeseed honey, waxy, getting better and fruity.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Amazingly accessible for the alcohol strength, gentle and flattering, yet powerful. Oak seasoning and honey, citrus fruits, caramel. Fruity and spicy balance.
    • Finish
      88 88
      There is also a slight drought. Spices take over, high presence, intense, the% now play out the strength. Quite long.

  51. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  52. drummer & timmer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes by Kilkerran:

    Nose: Honeycomb,rosewater,oak,toffee and beeswax.

    Palate: Creamy,white chocolate,orange zest and barleywater.

    Finish: Lots of maritime notes alongside cereal and peat smoke.

  53. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose- Sea, honey, rose, vanilla, very pleasant and interesting.

    Lips- Oily, creamy, rafaello

    Finish- Sea a little bit ledaig style, very light onions, wakame seaweed?

    Great bottle in the RRP price, alcohol does not bother you, I sincerely recommend -89 but if we take care about price 90!

  54. Whisky did not rate this whisky Specialist

    75 pounds when released in October 2020

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