Kilkerran 14-year-old

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 137.53

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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

  1. Whisky did not rate this whisky Specialist

    75 pounds when released in October 2020

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. jazzvilly scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

  8. 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.

  9. MVDW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  10. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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