Kilkerran 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.71/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB205164
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
12.01.2022
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
70% Bourbon / 30% Sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
12.01.2022 22/02
Barcode
610854002527
Added on
24 feb 2022 9:19 pm by Frieda K.
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 61.79

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30 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Kilkerran 12-year-old

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.71 points.

  1. bl0wb4ck scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    Malty on the nose, sweet fruit and some citrus. On the tongue then a strong start full of spices, fruits and later some smoke.

  2. Saftkenner scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Very reserved on the nose. Even after 15 minutes in the glass, it is still quite closed. No alcohol noticeable. Oranges, Salt Flowers, Bundt Cake, Freshly Cut Twigs, Vanilla, Honey.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Powerful onset, slightly creamy, slightly dry. Oranges, anise, pepper, caramel, cardboard, dry sparkling wine, oak.
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium length Slightly dry. Oak, cardboard, grapefruit, light grapes.

      After resolution:
      I really didn't think this was actually the Kilkerran 12. Only the cardboard aroma on the palate suggested it to me. The batches seem to be very different. I previously had this one (WB85213) in my glass, which I liked much, much better.

  3. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like it, it's not easy to pigeonhole it, it seems changeable and a bit closed, animated to be explored
    • Nose
      Mineral, wet stones, citrus in the background, becoming sweeter, caramel, almonds, later marzipan
    • Taste
      soft, sweet, peach, vanilla, hardly any oak
    • Finish
      Mineral, now some bittersweet oak, bittersweet, medium length

  4. grinface scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A really good standard bottling. Was good in previous instalments, still is today. Hopefully it stays forever. Unfortunately it has also risen in price as a result of the Campbeltown price increase.

    Full review in a flight of six Campbeltown malts: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/08/04/campbeltowning/

  5. m4y4 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Bad batch, apparently, I do agree with the lack of maturity and overall underwhelming impression. Finish is very bitter and woody. After a couple of drams, the rest of the bottle ended as highball ingredient. The worst K12 I had, to date.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      72 72

  6. GlenWim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. The_Independent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Wolf68 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Zoellner scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Very spirited, seems somehow uncleanly burned and has received little barrel maturity

  10. Wolf68 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  12. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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