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Kilkerran 08-year-old

Overall rating
87.38/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
610854002701
Added on
12 Feb 2021 11:25 am by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 99.39

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23 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 08-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.38 points

  1. Borewicz did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Another exmaple of whisky that just came out and was sold out in a minutes, just to be reselled on the next day by some ... that have nothing better to do, but taking whisky from the drinkers and sell it to earn 50 pounds. What will you do with this 50 pounds BatchOne, jonnieriver, Joego, Oneputtpistol?

  2. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Release price £48

  3. cfosterk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    First pour and the nose is very rubbery/sulphured. Needs time but still very evident in the nose and continues on the palate. If you're sulphur sensitive might be one to sample rather than buy a bottle. Quite fruity with leather and tobacco notes. Some smoke and peat. On the palate the initially sweet and fruity then some more rubber, oak, smoke and peat. A sensation close to popping candy with tingles and sensations all over the mouth, palate and tongue. Gains volume in the mouth if quite a bit thinner than the 57.1 release. Finish feels quite short initially but then the palate and sensations linger and leave you wanting more. Only part of the official tasting notes I recognise is sandalwood - certainly an exotic wood on the palate and finish. A pretty dirty profile that some will love??

  4. erwinnlim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Batch 5 of the 8-year-old cask strength and we have another winner on our hands. Very intense, heavy coastal spirit with a wonderfully integrated Oloroso influence. Compared to the re-charred Oloroso batch 4, I find this has slightly less wood influence and a touch more coastal character to it. Value (£48) : 9/10
    • Nose
      Initially nutty Oloroso sherry hits. Roasted salty peanuts. Dried cherries, plums, red dates. Demerara sugar and thick molasses. Then a wafting salty honey BBQ note. Loads of umami with roasted meats and mushrooms. The peat makes itself known. It is earthy and mineral with damp rocks and ocean air. Some black pepper warmth comes through with oak spices as well.
    • Taste
      Very oily. Brown sugar and maple syrup. slightly tart dried red fruits reappear. Orange peel and cocoa nibs. Again that umami note comes forward. Honey-glazed smoked ham. Less peat here on the palate than on the nose though but still plenty of salt and minerality. Salted peanuts. Then the oak spice hits. Chilli and candied ginger with some cinnamon and cloves. Drying tobacco and new leather.
    • Finish
      Medium to long in length. It is initially mouthwatering and spicy with that chilli hit continuing from the palate. Then it develops into a salted caramel mocha note. By the end just the salt remains and that remains on the palate for ages.

  5. maximus208 scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Very different whisky from the old buttling , taste much more of new make, smell much more of new make, not as much sherry as old one, it is worth 48 pounds but not more :(
    Compared to the old one it is much much younger whisky

  6. adamhathcock scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Great Kilkerran tasting Sherry bomb

  7. adamhathcock scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Great Kilkerran tasting Sherry bomb

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