- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Triple Distilled - Virtual Open Day 2020
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- Refill Bourbon Casks
- 57.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- 15/09/20 20/102
- Added on
- 06 Oct 2020 10:01 pm by Erik Elixir
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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 14-year-old
38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.93 points
- 75 pounds when released in October 2020
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.
Really nice! Green bananas. A hint of vanilla and some white chocolate. Pink grapefruit. Liquorice towards the end and some wood spices.
Mid-long to long with almonds and liquorice. Slightly peppery and a peat note.
- 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
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.
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.
- 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!
- "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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Long finish on spray, candied lemon, peat, camphor, pepper, granny apple skin.
We finally have a little something ...
- 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.
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.
Violent start, very peppery on the tongue. Alcohol and fresh oak bite your tongue. In between sweet fruits, malt, vanilla, no more smoky notes.
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.