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 2
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Small Batch
Added on
01 Jul 2021 9:30 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 64.61

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6 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Killowen 05-year-old KD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.25 points

  1. Official tasting note

    This is another sourced (selected casks from County Louth) whisky release from Killowen and Batch#2 of the hugely popular - Rum & Raisins - Signature release.

    see: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/182613

    Tasting Notes from the Producer
    • Nose
      (without water)

      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. A late arrival to the tropical Caribbean, with coconut and vanilla molasses.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Rum & Raisin is really no marketing stuff. Already tastes like the Caribbean and “Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum.” In any case, the only 5 years of maturation are surprisingly barely noticeable, as even the finish is quite long. Even if this is not yet a product of its own: Killowen should be kept on the radar.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet figs, in the background a small pine grove. Sweet and spicy, with sweet (dried) fruits (figs, dried dates and raisins) at the beginning and the spices added a short time later. Pepper, chervil, marjoram, tarragon and pine needles. Malt and nougat, dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Heavy sweetness from the rum and PX barrel: raisins, dried dates and figs, ripe red grapes, blackberries, black currants. Creamy and thick. Vanilla, coconut water (actually!), Rapeseed honey. A little light chocolate, pecan cake.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long, still very fruity. Caramel, toffee, malt, marzipan - and still sweet dried figs.


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