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Kilkerran 08-year-old

Overall rating
87.42/100
votes
558
Whiskybase ID
WB176854
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
12.01.2021
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch #5
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
21/05
Barcode
610854002701
Added on
12 feb 2021 11:25 am by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 180.56

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 08-year-old

127 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.42 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 83 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) : 8/10
    • Nose
      Initially nutty Oloroso sherry hits. Roasted salty peanuts. Tart dried cherries, plums, red dates. Green musty grapes. 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. Vegetal damp dunnage notes. Some black pepper warmth comes through with oak spices as well. Really enjoying the nose on this one it keeps improving with time.
    • Taste
      Very oily. Brown sugar and maple syrup. More tart dried red fruits reappear with morello cherries, dried plums and sour grape. Orange peel and cocoa nibs bring some bitter depth. Again that umami note comes forward. Honey-glazed smoked ham. more vegetal dunnage and less peat here on the palate though 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.

  2. OJK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A lot has been said about this whisky, and a lot of it negative, which really baffles me. It reminds you just how confusingly subjective certain flavours can be. For me this is a gem with so much individual personality, and like most subjective opinions, it's hard to understand how anyone could think otherwise. But I guess that's the beauty of it all. Getting down to the whisky itself, it's pure Campbeltown funk, it's dirty and lactose, with an oily grease coating a rich forest fruits and chocolate mousse. A healthy dose of mocha on the finish, with an earthy smoke just starting to creep up. Reminds me of some Springbank 12's (from the 2016-2018 70% sherry batches) and a Ben Nevis 10 on steroids.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    In the beginning a little bastard, but that only turns out to be a teenage poser. Not an easy dram, it's challenging and a bit stubborn at first. But patience with him will ultimately be rewarded.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Even as a freshly poured Dram it delivers a nice musty, musty note, which initially disguises itself as a damp cellar with musty wooden shelves and fermented wake-up fruit, but then quickly comes out of cover and presses on the sulfur tube. At first you think: Shit! It's probably only for the bin if you could have used the bills to light the fireplace. But no, time works wonders, as does oxygen: after standing still for some time, it has let off steam in terms of sulfur and the initial disappointment turns out to be a storm in the whisky glass.
      So now: raisins, dried figs and dates, fermented grapes, chocolate with a rum-grape-nut flavor. Espresso beans, nice flavoring of rosemary and lovage.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy start, pleasant and not biting despite proper ABV. Dry, directly with raisins and grapes (no longer fermented here). As if the standing time had also had an effect on the taste, it hardly shows any sulfur on the tongue. If I hadn't already had it in my nose, I would certainly not have noticed it here on the palate. Caramel candy, sugar beet syrup, malt. A little marzipan and peppered chocolate. A touch of rose petals.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length, slightly dry. Fresh raisin bread, malt, almond chocolate, Christmas chocolate with cinnamon & coriander as a farewell.

  4. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A colleague from the base writes cleverly: "Sulfur is not the end of the world" He's right there, only the whole thing shouldn't be too violent. I actually like playing around with the ignition platelets and robber pistols, just not in almost all areas of the assessment. So I have to deduct a lot from the A grade, because this is borderline on a missing grade. I suspect these barrels were added on purpose to overrule the youth. Depending on the circumstances, I will describe this dram neutrally. Conclusion in advance: "It's not mine" The PLV is also underground "Sorry folks.
    • Nose
      Sweet, dirty, and surprisingly reserved. Excessively sulphurous. There are certainly a lot of fans for that. I do not belong to it. The nose is nothing special in that sense.
    • Taste
      He can do the middle section best. Respect. This is where he will surely make the most friends. He has the situation fully under control. Immediately on the palate all nouns of the
      1st Fill Sherry World. Not too sweet and creamy but metallic in texture. To enjoy surprisingly well for me. I'm impressed how well he does it. There is also enough coffee, cinnamon rolls, charcoal and a mild smoke. In transition alcoholic and hot. The New Make presses on it.
    • Finish
      As with the addition of water, the quality of the product is often evident in the finish. Here, too, clearly the weak point, and yet it impressed me. The sulfur almost evaporated in the end and that's a good thing. If the departure had persisted after the transition, the grades would be better now. But I still don't want to punish him with an upright 86, because he's made great for an 8 year old. Without doubt. A real robber pistol :) But sorry, that's too little whisky for too much money.

  5. JohnnyTheSmoker did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    The prices in Germany are insane! Shot in Switzerland for 74.

  6. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Cocoa, coffee, dry leather, hazelnut, Kilkerran-typical wood smoke comes through, hot chocolate, thick raisins
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, hot chocolate, deep and aromatic oak spice, extremely creamy, light but increasing dryness, a lot of heat in the mouth
    • Finish
      90 90
      Creamy oak flavor, sweet and thick chocolate, Nutella, nice and smacky

  7. 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??

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    The sulphur is not the end of the world, but it also remains baffling to me how these casks make their way into a bottle.
    • Nose
      Ouch, somewhat sulphury to start. Rubber soles and spent fireworks are in the driver's seat initially. Roasted peanut skins, coffee ground and a touch of cinnamon rolls too, as well as some charcoal and mild smoke. Finally some crème de cassis and pralines.
    • Taste
      The sulphur is actually more present. Quite smoky, some embers and matches as well. Notes of chewy raspberries too, as well as a good amount of walnuts, accompanied by cocoa powder and sour cherries.
    • Finish
      Cotton candy and brown sugar, but also mocha and dry oak.

  9. Captain Teague scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    After the recent comments I was afraid to try let's see...

    I tried it alone first / No head to head with the infamous 2019.

    Nose: Yes there is a sulfur note but it's not a sulphur bomb... a lot of smoke with time and water the sulphur settles and it turns into a great Campbeltown rabbit hole note (funky, Landluft) ;) besides that old school sherry flavour roasted nuts, spices a sweetness some fruits orange, maybe red fruits to discover...with water soapy notes..

    M: Nice mouthfeel(some water added today)...turns more 'coastal' still peat , sweetness ( caramel), more sour oranges, red fruits (Johannisbeeren) saltiness (....), nuts, amonds, some burnt matches..

    F: Sweet, interesting oak taste (they say it's Sandelholz I have to check my eau de toilette), some pepper, Landluft... (medium)

    Not as accessable as it's predecessor but much more Campbeltown/ Springbank CS batch 15 I think pops up in memory.. it's very demanding not an 'every day dram'. If you liked the work in progress sherry s that's what you can compare it to. Sure this will develop in the bottle. So rates may go up. I hope this batch helps of keeping the sherry bomb folks a bit away from kk ( the 2019 was just took pleasant)so prices will get back to normal..maybe another bourbon cask next year ;) / up to 70 EUR a no brainer. Definitely overpriced in Germany today.m Bought a bundle so it was ok. I go up after another tasting..this is Campbeltown.

  10. Whiskybilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I am pleasantly surprised!

    At first I thought this bottling probably couldn't compete with the last Sherry Kilkerran 8Y bombshell. But it's doing very well and a bargain at the issue price.

    The fragrant, rubbery, dirty sulphurous nose turns into a play of aromas of cinnamon, maple syrup, nutty funky sherry with a little tobacco smoke after a few minutes. Very nicely integrated.
    On the palate, the whole thing unfolds from the front, as in the nose. From a little dirt to spices and the alcohol shows up with an impulse and ends with a little tingling.

    The finish looks a bit short at the beginning, but then the pleasant sherry sweetness sets in with a subtle dryness and ends for a long time.

    If you liked the first 8Y Sherry Kilkerran and you can enjoy a little dirt and sulfur, you will also enjoy this bottling!

  11. whiskydramo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Ash from burnt rubber, mineral, clay, pencil sharpener, pretty dirty. Moss, seaweed.
      After few minutes, sherry influence finally arrives - chocolate, hazelnut, sulphurous, steel, earthy, burnt wood.
      Mandarin orange peel.
    • Taste
      86 86
      orange, chocolate, nutty, ginger
      Quite earth and woody.
      getting oily after few seconds
    • Finish
      86 86
      Coffee, chocolate powder, toffee, tobacco, cinnamon all mixed together. Espresso bitterness.

  12. abcmeuric did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Indeed very different from the previous oloroso batch.

    N : "dirty" is used a lot in other reviews and I think I'd say it too. But on the same side it's lighter than the 57.1% version : less wood, less caramel, less burning log and more vanilla, meaty and cheesy notes. Also lighter on spices, that alcohol is greatly integrated. It has a touch of something else, perhaps swimming pool chlorine.
    M : ok that's also something else. Meat meets cola ? Coal too. Peppered carambar. Gets spicier with time, oilier too.
    F : I definitely get a very light cabbage note which I don't dislike. Burnt meat sauce. I hoped for a longer trip there.

    That's dense and generous, not complex but very consistent. For 60€ what's not to like ? 8/10

  13. maximus208 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    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

  14. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I hate it when I like young, overpriced stuff (I'm talking about the secondary market).
    Well done Kilkerran!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great part!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Poster color, damp clay, and then a harmonious counterpoint with the slightly sulphurous Olorosa notes
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very balanced in the mouth, despite the relatively high alcohol, burnt caramel and an intense, pleasantly dirty oiliness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      It ends for a long time, no missing notes.

  16. MrDvorak scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is dominated by earthy minerality, dark chocolate and molasses. The taste is met with distinct fried mushrooms in berry sauce and tobacco. The finish is long, hot, with sulfur and sweet spices.

    Incredible for eight years old, very deep and balanced, sometimes there is a hint of youth, but because of the chic barrel, suspicions go away immediately.

    RATING: 89pts - | 87 - 89 (B +) → Great | - Always nice to have a bottle of this.

  17. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    a real hammer this 8 year old. One of the best young whisky I've tried so far. It looks much more mature and older than 8 years. Delicious. Compared to batch # 4, I find this a bit fruity in profile
    • Nose
      strong sherry notes from dried fruits, plums, raisins. The whole paired with a subtle smoke note, the high alcohol content is a little more noticeable than in batch 4. There are spicy notes, a little oak, definitely smells older than 8 years, a touch of furniture polish comes through, then herbs later. If you hold your nose deep in the glass and inhale vigorously, you can also feel the alcohol
    • Taste
      Spicy on the start paired with nice sherry aromas, then comes a little pepper and later slightly sweet with a hint of chocolate. Rather on the dry, spicy side which merges into the bitter. The alcohol is surprisingly well integrated here too
    • Finish
      Sweet sherry-heavy finish with chocolate and lots of dried fruits and dark berries. The sweet aromas linger for a long time. Very salivary

  18. DistiLesha scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An incredibly extraordinary whisky! Must be in the TOP100 Whiskys to Taste Before You Die! A very gastronomic and super rich whisky.
    No mash and yeast tones, which speaks of quality and that it is quite achievable!
    N: 24 T: 22 F: 21 B: 21
    • Nose
      Very powerful tones of sulfur and acetone, saltpeter, all facets of a sherry barrel (vanilla, chocolate, dried fruits), horseradish with garlic, tobacco, vanilla, lemon. With its strength, it is not at all alcoholic. Smoke opens up with water.
    • Taste
      Bright, sherry sweetness, sulfur, copper, dates, figs, prunes, dried apricots, a slightly burnt candy is revealed with water. It's fantastic!
    • Finish
      Sulfur, copper and spices, no wood

  19. swk27844 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Despite its relatively young age, a pretty nice whisky. The influence of the sherry cask fits nicely with the slightly smoky character of the Kilkerran.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Young sharp nose, plums, ginger, dates, blueberries, raisins, peach, caramel.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Light peat, caramel, plum, cocoa, milk chocolate, burnt leather, salt, soy sauce, raisins, ashy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peated, dry, bitter and slightly minty. Nice finish for an 8 year old whisky.

  20. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    So the sulfur doesn't bother me as usual, but rather contributes to the taste experience, is not super complex with its 8 years, but it is fun, the finish is not too long now, then you have to add the next sip more quickly ;-)
    • Nose
      The cask strength first presses properly, with sweet sherry, slightly nutty and chocolaty, then it gets dirty, slightly sour, a little sulfur, a hint of tobacco, it is quite difficult to find much else behind the sulfur note, but that picks up some time in the glass, nuts and chocolate then dominate with a slightly fruity overtone, I like it, I also have a great deal of acceptance when it comes to sulfur
    • Taste
      oily, intense, nutty, chocolate, roasted aromas, sour, sulfur, dirty, sparkling, raisins, subtle orange, also dry, not all that sweet, very creamy, very easy to drink
    • Finish
      at the back it flattens out quickly, a little mandarin, oak, nut, pity, a little short, this makes the smell somehow more intense after the first sip, a little longer with the second sip, but there would be more

  21. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Overall, I also like this new 8-year-old bottling very much. I wouldn't pay more than 80 euros for this.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Nuts combined with gentle peat smoke. Significant Oloroso influence. Salted caramel and vanilla. Menthol and sweetness. Something maritime. Red berries and plum. Black coffee and tobacco.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily. Salty at first. Light peat smoke. Nutty and red berries. Salted caramel. Plum, leather, pipe tobacco and coastal aroma. Saddlery. "Chalky".
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long. Espresso, dark chocolate and nuts remain, along with a subtle note of peat and salt. Gets dry.

  22. daverdaz scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Mega good nose! Unfortunately an acid in the key that doesn't work ...!

  23. g00se scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Uhh already quite exhausting without water, definitely dirtier and rougher this year's CS bottling is not the caliber of the last. Water helps here and makes the malt rounder, but still not a high-flyer.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Alcohol very present. Behind it, lovage, chocolate and a musty, dirty cellar.
      With water it gets less dirty and sherry aromas in the form of red berries and tart leather come to the fore.
    • Taste
      86 86
      He needs water, otherwise very brutal & bitter.
      Already milder with water, but still quite oily in the mouth. Quite a delicious flavors picture, but also nothing to grab hold of (yet). Reminds me of the GG15, but dirtier.
    • Finish
      87 87
      I like the finish best.
      Smooth sherry flavors & chocolate, just subtle wood.

  24. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Quite sherried and waxy, almost buttery on the nose.
    In the mouth more of the same plus a handful of baking spices. Juicy. Lovely and not too complicated stuff. Takes a little water well. 88 (89) points.

  25. Kensay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sherry bomb, powerful but flat enough
    • Nose
      89 89
      Classic powerful dirty sherry nose. Raw leather, nuts, rotten leaves, raisins and smoked prunes, farm
    • Taste
      86 86
      prunes with raisins, pepper, old oak, strong
    • Finish
      87 87
      spices in dried fruits, citruses, dried persimmon

  26. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

  27. philW_91 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    „HOLY MOTORS“ — a challenging and ultimately rewarding, rich dram.

    Wonderful colour through oloroso cask maturation, a beautiful chestnut red.
    • Nose
      On the nose, the sulphury note makes the impression if you were in a garage or a metal workshop—oily hands in which motor oil, metal and sweat meld together. The sulphury smell of thermal volcanic springs also comes into mind.
      Saltiness and a maritime breeze kick in, followed by a decent, slightly meaty, smokiness, as well as algae and brine.
    • Taste
      Needs some time to breath and unfold, water lures out a typical Oloroso spiciness, hazelnuts, nougat, dried figs, Turkish delights, dried prunes/ Austrian plum jam ("Powidl") above a lingering sulphury note.
      Seasalt is tickling your tongue, a sweetnes unfolds— in one word: Rittersport rum grape nut-chocolate.
    • Finish
      Finish: very long, like a smoldering bonfire

  28. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted in direct comparison to batch #4
    • Nose
      83 83
      Totally different from its predecessor. This one is much more on the buttery and gamey side, which is not really good news to me. I like to have my butter on warm toast, not so much in whisky.
      But this aroma is often the result of Mitchell stuff and sherry.
      Other than that I´m getting smoke, ashes, embrocations and linseed oil.
      Sour, rotting stone fruit, rotting leaves and damp earth.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The first impression on the tongue is an unpleasant sweetness, but that´s only for seconds. The development is interesting, from sweet to fruity sherry with nice oomph. A Longrow dirtiness coming through with smoke, soot and Campeltown air. Still not a favorite but much better than the nose.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is endless and it takes quite some time for the fruity sherry to dry out. Dark chocolate in the aftertaste.

  29. JoachimV scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This is not an easy whisky, but a great one for me!
    Takes time in the glass and gets better as the bottle goes on.
    • Nose
      Orange, raisins, dates, figs, leather, praline chocolate, speculaas, cinnamon and coffee. wow!
    • Taste
      Spicy (pepper, salt, cinnamon and emergency nutmeg), sweet with raisins and oranges and peach.
    • Finish
      Medium to long.
      Warm and spicy with coffee afterwards.

      Flavor Bomb!

  30. chrisyeo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Caramel all over, very thick syrup sweet honey like, nice sherry aroma, earthy like peat

    Taste - There's a complexity of sweetness apart from dark fruit, it's a very nice bloom fighting for a place to land in the mouth unlocking the flavors layer by layer

    Finish - Medium finish, nice lingering scented floral like , warmness on the throat
    • Nose
      88 88
      Caramel all over, very thick syrup sweet honey like, nice sherry aroma, earthy like peat
    • Taste
      89 89
      There's a complexity of sweetness apart from dark fruit, it's a very nice bloom fighting for a place to land in the mouth unlocking the flavors layer by layer
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium finish, nice lingering scented floral like , warmness on the throat

  31. elipszis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The previous one was much sherry (Batch # 4), here the darker flavors are in the foreground,
    • Nose
      92 92
      plenty of sherry
      rubbery
      brown sugar
      coastal character
      BBQ
      grape
      black tea
      coffee beans
      crushed black pepper
      roasted chestnut
      toast
      very smoky
      coal
    • Taste
      91 91
      very oily
      brown sugar
      maple syrup
      bbq sauce
      cinnamon
      ginger
      tobacco
      black pepper
      black tea
      vegetable tickets
      salty
    • Finish
      91 91
      fresh fruits
      almond
      dry
      medium long
      black tea
      bitter coffee

  32. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Similarly to the previous batch, this one need lots of air to open up. Suggest to let it breathe for at least 30 minutes. Observe the changes in the notes from time to time.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very obvious sulfur and rubbery notes. After 30 minutes, intense dried fruits note, sour plums, lots of fruits and sweetness with slight bit of saltiness to balance the sweetness. Lovely fresh oranges, brand new wood furniture smell and ginger. The nose becomes more expressive with time once the sulfur notes subsided. Dark chocolate appears after a sip.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oranges, prunes, slight bit of sour plum. Some peatiness detected, a little bit salty. Surprisingly drinkable at such strength, the more you chew the more fruits and spices you'll get. More cocoa, and some wood smoke appears after a few sips which is a pleasant surprise.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Surprisingly fresh, still lots of oranges, dried fruits, some faint smokiness, ended with a nice saltiness. Long and warm finish.

  33. L_Gillian scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Is this Oloroso? Comes close to PX sweetness! A beast, dirty and gently peated, although a bit too cask-driven for my personal taste.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet, meaty and Campbeltown-coastal. Strong musty, dirty sherry influence that leaves barely enough room for the typical woodsy smoke and pine notes. New rubber tires, thick sweet wine, mocha, roasted nuts and herbs.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Intense. Thick oil, i dare to say motor oil even. Maple syrup, chili peppers and oregano. Later becomes very umami with smoked ham and a good amount of saltiness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Intense, medium long. Wood spices and very salty. Tasty spices and salted caramel. Briny salt keeps drying the mouth.

  34. Luigisim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Another great release from Kilkerran.
    More pungent and less clean than batch #4

  35. Stifu_3000 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Tried that again about one month after opening the bottle.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet, dried fruit, dried plum, tad of peat smoke, peach ice tea, beeswax, lots of beeswax, spices, also salty, alcoholic(even with some drops of water), cant get enough of it.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Numbing mouthfeel, pretty sweet and also spicy peach ice tea, dark honey, hay, too complex to read it all for me. Edgy and pretty complex
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very long and sweet finish. Again beeswax, peach, dried fruit, tanines.

  36. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's pretty good. However, I almost miss the Kilkerran in the malt, as the barrel is already quite dominant. Seems a bit too clumsy to me.
    • Nose
      Nutmeg and cardamom. Maggi herb. Forest floor. A touch of sulfur. Sloe. Tart plum jam with cinnamon. A bit of old wood dust. Walnut. Toasted notes. Hints of smoked cheese. After a while he opens more and there are rum raisins.
    • Taste
      A mix of sweetness and flavor. Ovaltine. Grape juice. Short citrus. Red wine cake that has gone black with sour cherries. A bit of sulfur. Oak seasoning. Removed Campbeltown character. Coffee beans.
    • Finish
      Sour josta berries. Roasted nuts. Tree bark.

  37. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is some whisky, a nice combination of peatiness and fruitiness. Especially the nose is very rich, but overall a very nice whisky. I like the farmy twist in it as well.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A very full and rich nose, some subtle peaty touch, a lot of red fruitiness, prunes. Some fake leather and rubber. A bit oily, vegetal, earthy with a sour edge underneath. Stable manure. Later on some tobacco.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pretty powerful, pepper, pretty some peat, red fruits, prunes, earthy. Full bodied.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still some power, earthy, subtle peat. Pepper. Fruitiness, some hay and cow stable manure,

  38. big_peat scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    surprisingly complex; very nice Campbeltown malt - tolerates water;
    If you have the opportunity to get hold of a bottle, then I would recommend a purchase up to a maximum of € 90.
    • Nose
      89 89
      fresh, citrus - maybe orange (?), then sour and slightly "spoiled" (sweetish), light smoke in the background; Despite the strong barrel, the spirit can still be felt.
      With water: caramel, vanilla and a creamy note; spicy, maybe some tobacco?
      All in all, a nice interplay between sweetness and musty warehouse - surprisingly complex for its 8 years.
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet - creamy start, sweet and sour; Orange, cherry;
      strong alcohol; Salty notes later replace the sweetness.
      With water: tart notes; Acid stands out more.
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length;
      light smoke, salty notes;
      dry, with traces of English orange jam, walnut and tobacco

  39. Tapion scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Much more briny, more Campbelltown than 2019 edition (which is a good point, to me).

    Last edition was an ultimate full-bodied sherry bomb. This edition remains a sherry bomb but alcohol seems to be a bit less integrated and viscosity is lower (here is the difference between re-charred cask and first fill cask ?).

    Oxidation helps this whisky... but it's often the case, especially with Campbelltown distilleries.

    A very good whisky with a dirty profile. Especially at 70 euros.

    2019 edition was better. No doubt about it. But 2019 edition would have been ultra top-tier with 2021 edition's briny notes.

  40. Nickk66 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Excellent dirty tasting Campbeltown sherried malt. This is only the second day of opening and yet it has improved a lot already.

    Typical Kilkerran nose and taste. Honey and smoke, umami. Can take a bit of water, which tames it and gives more subtlety and depth...
    Long long finish that has a burnt caramel / Balsamico mix, wow this is growing on me.
    And later still some watercress!!

    Yesterday definitely inferior compared to the recent sherried longrow 14, let's see ...
    ( That really tasted average for a while, now it is glorious...)

    A few weeks later And I have to say it's growing on me so much that I have upped my rating to 90.

    Thought I preferred the recent Longrow 14 sherry cask bottling, but this clearly beats it for me now!

  41. Mapl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately not a good release.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  42. DannyDram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Strong sherry, dried fruit, leather, toasted wood, sulphur, oak spice, butterscotch. Medium body, dense, caramel sweetness, warming, piquant, medium intensity, good structure, little depth.
    • Nose
      87
    • Taste
      87
    • Finish
      87

  43. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  44. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If you don't like sulfur as an aroma, you should stay away from it or let the dram stand for half an hour (and maybe even add water).

    On the palate it is significantly less sulphurous than the nose. Overall a pretty straight forward whisky. I like it better than the fortified whiskys from wet casks.
    • Nose
      87.5
      At the beginning, the sulfur is clearly in the foreground. After 30 minutes (yes, that's a lot of patience with an 8 year old whisky) there is also a very balanced and not overloaded note of spicy sherry. It stays "dirty" all the time and there will be some people who won't enjoy this whisky. I like the good balance, intensity and not overdone sweetness.

      Water doesn't change much on the nose, hardly any new aromas are added, but none disappear either.
    • Taste
      88.5
      Slightly finer in the mouth than the nose. I really like the alcohol and the mixture of dry and spicy, only slightly sweet sherry aromas. I still wouldn't call it fruity, but it still offers aromas other than the nose.
      The mouthfeel is also very solid and has a slightly tannic touch and a pleasant oak note.

      Water makes it wholesome, mild and much sweeter. The sulfur is then hardly noticeable. I like both and the contrast is exciting.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and not too alcoholic.

  45. Owidram scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I'm found way more sulfur notes on batch 4.
    This one is way funkier with typical coastal notes. Drop of water does improves the experience and this is very balanced. This batch is excellent.

  46. Izzino scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    So I've had this massacre twice and I never finished it once. Sherry Sherry Sherry

  47. glen efze scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One of the now massively hyped and therefore rarely available at a reasonable price cask strengths from Kilkerran from the sherry cask.

    The whisky has a rich, dark amber hue due to the 1st fill cask. However, it is not as dark as the modern sherry bombs made from casks with dried sherry concentrate. Appropriate color for age, that's the way it's meant to be. Of course, the whisky is uncolored and not chill-filtered.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      The sherry is immediately present, as is the smoke, which on Kilkerran is smooth and not stinky. Not pure ash, but no smoke either. Alcohol is not noticeable. It comes a fruit compote with some smoky vanilla, warmth and comfort. Below that are some red fruits, showing that the whisky is still young.
    • Taste
      The alcohol is also well integrated in the taste. Still, some water helps. The Oloroso cask ensures that the whisky is not too sweet. It starts off with a certain sweetness and then quickly becomes dry and slightly astringent. Then comes the nuttiness, followed by fruit and herbal spice. The Campbeltown funk is restrained, but flashes through and gives the whisky its own unique aroma.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is dominated by dryness and astringent tones, which are not yet too bitter. The whisky is not very complex, but independent smoky aromas with a nutty sherry cask remain on the tongue. The whisky sounds slightly dry and tart.

      A nice whisky that doesn't quite live up to the hype. At a normal price, it would definitely be a wonderful, drinkable drop. Unfortunately, it comes from Mitchell/Springbank and is therefore swept off the market and offered at outrageous prices. Let's hope that things will normalize again, because the taste is not for the whisky hyper, but for connoisseurs, nerds and freaks...

  48. Thoma scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  49. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  50. KlLLSWlTCH scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  51. jkswift scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  52. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  53. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  54. glenrob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  55. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  56. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A delicious Peaty Sherry whisky from Campbeltown. A beautiful young dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoked bacon, ham, dried fruit and subtle peat smoke.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Rich, fruity and spicy with notes of gingerbread, raisins, dark fruit, cloves, dark chocolate and mint.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long finish, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Very pleasant!

  57. whisky_whims scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Kilkerran 8 year old, cask strength and is fully matured in oloroso. Bottled at 56.9% ABV this whisky is a BIG HITTER. A predecessor to the 2019 cask strength oloroso and somewhat of a decisive whisky between reviewers and drinkers alike.
    Oh it's a biggie!
    The RRP was around about £45 to £50 and some shops were ridiculously charging £60. It is non chill filtered and has no added colouring.

    Nose:

    So when I first opened this my first dram had way too much sulphur very eggy very sulphuric very off-putting and once I got maybe two to three drams in, it opened up a lot more and that sulphuric-ness went away however straight away on the nose I'm definitely getting sulphur it's not overly eggy it's not horrible it's just a little sulphury. There's definitely spent matches, that chemical reaction that you get when you strike a match, that smell.
    I'm stealing this scent off my my girlfriend so I asked her to smell it when I was getting the egg and her nose must not be very accustomed to sulphur or maybe just able to see past it but she got toffee fudge doughnut and there is, there's a sweetness there, a caramel, a toffee and it is a toffee fudge doughnut so that's what I'm going to do I'm going to steal her tasting notes. The charred element is there in the sense of charcoal. You're also getting soot.
    There's a jam element to it though as well and a little tarty. I can smell the mince pies yo get at Christmas. It's very complex there's a lot going on.
    Yeah it's a little damp, damp kind of grime and just funk in general Springbank, Kilkerran, Campbelltown funk. A dunnage warehouse dirtiness, real earthy and that peat that funky funky peat. It is a funky nose.
    Once you get past the initial sulphur which is it's changed as it went down the bottle but once you get past the initial sulphur it's just it it's just a brilliant nose. So much going on so much depth.

    Palate:

    Raspberry jam! Burnt something, burnt meat. Let's say burnt steak, yes it's got that iron element that kind of blood element like a rare steak but with a nice charring outside. It's brilliant in the palate, very meaty and dense. There are fruits and dried fruits with sherry.
    Oh rubber, burnt rubber or maybe not burnt rubber but if you've got, I think it's an American term, an eraser if you've got a rubber and you're rubbing out pencil or whatever there's that and don't ask me how I know how that tastes, I was a weird child. It sounds absolutely atrocious, why would you want to drink that but it's amazing: the levels of this whisky are just fantastic.
    Once again the charring, the soot coming through in the palate. It is sweet you've got those burnt elements but there is a real sweetness to this quite sticky sweet. Demerara sugar, brown sugar for sure.

    Finish:
    The finish is long. Once again spent matches on the finish. There's more caramelised, toffee a burnt toffee or toffee sauce something like that very sweet in the finish. It's drying on the finish as well, like a sherry dryness. A little bit of nut maybe nutmeg. A wood element is there too and some more soot.

    Conclusion:
    Before I get into scoring, comparing this to last year or 2019 version, 2019 version from what I can remember was better it was a lot juicier it wasn't as sulphuric it wasn't as dirty for me, a little bit fresher a little bit juicier. I like the dirtiness to this, this to me feels more raw it doesn't feel as refined as 2019's version, it just feels a little bit more funkier a little bit dirtier but I never had a bottle of 2019 so I couldn't say for sure which one I would choose but 2019 version maybe just edges it.
    I don't think I would buy a bottle again, although as much as I loved it, these whiskies come out each year and the bourbons are superior for me. Plus, there is no way I would get this anywhere for a reasonable price. I 100% believe that £45 is worth every penny for this whisky and I would even pay as much as £60 for it, anything more is asking too much. Finally, I would recommend trying this whisky as it truly is a tasty dram and one to experience. If you did manage to get £45 what a steal. You've only got to celebrate Springbank, J&A Mitchell's pricing of their whisky. I know this sounds like a fanboy moment but the way they work, how hard they work, majority of the the process they do pretty much everything start to finish and they do it manually the majority of the process is manual obviously there's machines used for certain parts but it's a more traditional way of making spirit and for people not to open their whiskies or people sell them and flip them. It's a little bit of a kick in the goonads but there you go that's life: c'est la vie. This is fantastic whisky if you've got a bottle get it open, get it cracked and enjoy it and share it with your friends. Don't leave it sitting on the shelf and definitely please do not flip it and do not sell it anyhow that's my rant over.

    YouTube Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G17JzQqWmgU&ab_channel=WhiskyWhims

    My Scoring Process:
    My process is simple. I rate it on three factors: Is it worth it, would I buy it again and would I recommend it? I will the determine if the whisky is a whisky win or a whisky bin. A whisky can have 2/3 of these factors and still be a whisky win. Usually, anything lower than 2/3 is a whisky bin.

  58. red71 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  59. Tordeaux scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  60. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A challenging dram, especially because of the clear sulfur note. Needs a lot of time. But then opens great.
    • Nose
      Yes, a bastard! Good portion of auto repair shop with old oil rags and sulfur. Behind it fruity and sweet. Lots of sherry influence.
      Chocolate is added after the first sip.
      With a lot of time in the glass, the sulfur slowly decreases and it becomes dangerously beguilingly sweet. Rum-grape-nut.
    • Taste
      Oily consistency. Powerful start. As dirty as that nose. Sulfur. Raisins. Chocolate. Coffee. Tart on the palate.
    • Finish
      Warming. Furry. The sulfur disappears. But now grapes and leather.

  61. Rauchfang scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    Very sulphuric, bad Sherry casks with too mucho sulfit, as simple as that.
    • Nose
      72 72
      Sulphur dominant
    • Taste
      74 74
      Again sulphur, but not bitter, some sweetness.
    • Finish
      72 72
      Long. Both time and water does not improve this one.

  62. Rauchfang scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    Extensive sulphur, just bad Sherry casks, thats all.

  63. Rauchfang scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    This batch 12/2021 is a sulphur bomb. Bad casks, as simple as that.

  64. Rauchfang scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    This my batch (bought 12/2021) sulphur bomb. Bad casks, as simple as that.

  65. Rauchfang scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    The batch I have tasted is flawed by a dominant sulphuric nose and taste.

  66. jbar did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Words describe taste better than numbers.
    • Nose
      Amber with a faint green tinge, dark but not deeply coloured.

      Fruit cake on the nose, dried fruits, muscatel raisins, both red currant and quince jelly, and soft--not dried--medjool dates. Later a slight acetic balsamic note and a faint mineral lime note suggestive of whitewashed stone.

      The nose later gained caramel, aged fruit cake, rancio, and a slight touch of burnt hair that thankfully was not offensive. Also the grubby warehouse or farm workshop and tractor-shed notes of dust and oil or grease.
    • Taste
      Neat: A spicy attack: ginger and chilli heat, some peat but plant more than smoke, and really intense with a zingy feeling. Rich and complex with more mineral notes of lime and stones or concrete walls, earthy.

      3 drops of water: largely the same as before but with the addition of candied orange peel. The alcohol on the palate was paradoxically both fiery and gentle at the same time, showing real quality. Again caramel but not very sweet, and then resolving into home-made hokey-pokey or crunchie bar (honeycomb), complete with a hint of both sulphur and acetic/balsamic. The recipe is basically sugar, vinegar, and bicarbonate of soda.
    • Finish
      A wonderful whisky with a medium+ finish.

  67. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  68. peteofbryne scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nose
    Sulphur, hint of gasoline, smoky, a bit of gummy bear, sour fruits

    Palate
    Warm spice, smoke to the fore with water, sulphury, savory, walnut, sour fruits again

    Finish
    Medium length, savory tinge lingering after caramel, smoke and mild peat fading away, bitter sweet chocolate, drying finish
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sulphur, hint of gasoline, smoky, a bit of gummy bear, sour fruits
    • Taste
      85 85
      Warm spice, smoke to the fore with water, sulphury, savory, walnut, sour fruits again
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, savory tinge lingering after caramel, smoke and mild peat fading away, bitter sweet chocolate, drying finish

  69. yggr scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  70. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Watch out for sulfur! But in connection with the whisky and the alcohol strength, that works very well for me.
    The whisky can tolerate a lot of water, which significantly improves the PLV.
    I like it very much.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  71. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  72. Derufus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  73. Blacksheep79 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  74. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If Springbank 15, and Glendronach 18, had a child…
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  75. fnk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Poorly understood, had a cold, but seemed easier than early, 2019 seems to test)

  76. McMoulis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  77. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    absolutely not my cup of tea
    too many rotten eggs, reminds me a lot of the 18 Oloroso by Deanston
    • Nose
      dark, earthy, raisins, sherry too much, chocolate ~ 65%, adulterated fruits, rice, sweetness is coming
      with water: sweetener, nuts, baked whole wheat waffle

      from 1920s: heavy !!, sweetness, spicy
      with water: light leather, light plastic (loose-leaf binders) becomes more
    • Taste
      full and vigorous
      rotten eggs !!, sulfur, peanut and hazelnut

      with water: rotten eggs again !!, tart and spicy
    • Finish
      medium long
      Sulfur, rotten eggs, oak, spicy, tart, slightly sherry

      with water: sulfur boah

  78. -sAxo- scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  79. riegerjonas scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    2021-09-25
    • Nose
      89 89
      Wonderful smell of heavy sherry, musty, grape-nut, a little marzipan with water
    • Taste
      92 92
      very tasty, musty, dark chocolate, creamy, oak spice, nuttiness, earthy, cocoa
    • Finish
      88 88
      cinnamon, peppery, cocoa

  80. ConvalRen scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  81. wako93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    very dirty - not my style

  82. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  83. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Far too rubbery, and the sulphur doesn’t help. It does have some more going on, which saves it from a much lower score.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  84. maurisso scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    It has to be really good for a few reasons:

    1. The affordable cost.
    2. Wealth despite young age.
    3. the masterful integration between defect and balance.

    I really like it a lot now.

  85. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  86. stupiddog1022 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    IMO, sulfur is like peat. When you nail it down, it will convey a new layer to the already complex distillate, and in particular, it will add an explosive mouthfeel that i absolutely adore. I think this bottle need some time to settle itself with the sulfur as well. Give it a week or two, it will mellow itself.

  87. Ninofdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  88. BLDNCH scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    What a class for this young whisky. One of the best cask strengths i’ve had. The taste goes everywhere in the right direction. The aftertaste is brilliant and heavy

  89. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Maybe I didn't breathe for more time, but it's very sulfurous in aroma, although sulfur doesn't usually bother me
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  90. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  91. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 22 22 22 Oxidation week has paid off, the drink has changed a lot

  92. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 20 20 20
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  93. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I just don't understand what to write.
    Brave, young and daring.
    This cannot be released.
    80
    • Nose
      Wood and mash
    • Taste
      Beeeee ... Uuuuu ...
    • Finish
      Ыыыыыыы ....

  94. Yarema scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Unexpectedly tough and unbalanced. Definitely requires reduction while drinking. Or a very long breath. But all the same, there remains an overused harsh ...
    Much worse than Batch # 4
    Nose - 21
    Taste - 21
    Finish - 21
    Balance - 21
    Rating - 84

  95. Expraesi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  96. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  97. Paulsen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  98. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  99. Sander79 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  100. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  101. Najzero scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Having a very intense "off" note on this one.
    Did not pay a retarded price on this and got a sample plus bottle at a local dealer... so a high price is neither turning me off (nor shifting my rating up, as it should be good if it was expensive).

    So... the... tasting condeses together to... burnt, sweaty, rubber boots... and that really struck me unprepared.

    Nose: okay, neat, but that sweaty rubber
    Mouth: OH GOD NOW THEY ARE ON FIRE
    Finish: Oloroso notes remain after the rubber is gone (so thats neat).

    Brings quite alot to the table, but the strange notes really puts me off (I am quite tolerant to sulfur, so funny to have THAT)

  102. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  103. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely wonderful whisky for its age. Much fudgier compared to its predecessor.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fudgy caramel, blackberry, peat, grenadine syrup, paprika powder
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cherry juice, peat, caramel and pepper.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peat, mocha, blackberry and marzipan.

  104. butt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  105. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  106. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Intense aromas, not quiet. Very light sulfur, but doesn't bother me. 5-10% water open the aromas
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  107. whiskytornado scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  108. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  109. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  110. maltman55 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

  111. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, dried fruits, fruity spiciness, red fruits
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy, slightly sharp, red fruits, complex, some cocoa, chocolate
    • Finish
      Sweet, creamy, spiciness, mocha, chocolate, long

  112. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  113. fdlarry scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Slightly less than the previous one but still very good.

  114. Karstman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  115. dapoinbua scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  116. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 04-03-2021.

  117. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  118. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    At the finish line, something reminded 105 Farclass :(
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  119. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Slightly sour, slightly dirty, that's Campbeltown. Clearly, however, the sample in the Kilkerran Festival Tasting had a different character.

  120. Kalamadei scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    dirty, suplhury on the nose. In the taste it gets better. 87 from me.

  121. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  122. Fman scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Sulfur bomb ... my facial features derail!

  123. DownunderTonga scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  124. Maltimizer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      It needs some time because it is quite sulphurous at the beginning. But then the typical great wood smoke, ripe grapes and sour berries, sugar syrup and bread spices
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily and intense with pepper, dried fruits, great oak spice, dark nut chocolate, a little caramel and mocha
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long and somewhat dry, malty and spicy

  125. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  126. olegborgol scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    22-21,5-21,5-21

  127. adamhathcock scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Great Kilkerran tasting Sherry bomb

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