Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Killowen Distillery (KD)
Bottling serie
Signature / Rum & Raisin
Stated Age
05 years old
finished in Dark rum casks & PX sherry butts
Batch 1
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Small Batch
Added on
30 Apr 2021 7:35 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 59.90

4 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Killowen 05-year-old KD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Official tasting note

    This is another proudly sourced whisky release from Killowen, having selected a handful of casks from the neighbouring County Louth. The luxurious Rum & Raisin is the beginning of an evolving family of releases that will continue from sourced liquids into Killowens own distillate. A vatting of single malts from different casks Killowen Dark Rum and PX sherry casks. Killowen Dark Rum offers notes of rich molasses and tropical fruits where-as the rich PX casks provide abundant raisin and dried fruits amidst the backdrop of the famous apples and pears often found in the sourced distillate.

    Continuing with the discipline of Killowen Distillery, all bottles are at high strength and there has been no chilled filtration or added colouring. The spirit has come straight from the cask to the bottle, and is high in alcohol content. The virgin Cask is lightly charred and so the unfiltered spirit is relatively free of char this time.
    • Nose
      A burst of fresh apple Juice along with black-strap molasses and a generous helping of warm Christmas pudding.
    • Taste
      Sweet & Juicy large green apples along with dark sugar. A range of dried fruits such as raisins, sultanas & figs. All of this with heavy old-style dark rum as a backdrop and then a late arrival to the tropical Caribbean, with Coconut and Vanilla molasses.
    • Finish
      Caramelised demerara sugar with toffee apple or candy apple. Red apples this time instead of the green ones earlier on, with a stand-alone note of ground almonds towards the end before a dollop of Christmas cake to finish.

  2. Mapl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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


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