Kilkerran Heavily Peated

Overall rating
88.41/100
votes
90
Whiskybase ID
WB212085
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peat in Progress - Batch 6
Bottled
14.04.2022
Casktype
75% Bourbon/25% Sherry
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
22/79
Barcode
610854004996
Added on
03 jun 2022 11:03 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 76.12

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Whisky reviews for Kilkerran Heavily Peated

19 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.41 points.

  1. bl0wb4ck scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    real surprise. Despite only 25% sherry casks, this is significantly darker fruity compared to the previous batch. This in combination with the clear smoke and the super integrated alcohol know how to inspire.
    It really makes you look forward to what's to come.

  2. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. maurisso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Things are heading for a good path.

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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      87 87
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      88 88
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      85 85

  5. dapoinbua scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  6. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Batch #5 was a small step backwards, Batch #6 really goes forward again. It's really scratching the 90/100 mark and I firmly believe that this barrier will fall after a few more weeks of "bottle aging". Terrific.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The Kilkerran HP has always had something caramelly, but this time you can no longer speak of "something" - at least in the nose - because that's a pretty decent amount of caramel that goes into the nose. Wow. And he looks mature too... Not as heavily peated as his predecessor, Batch #5, for a long time. The smoky note is subtle and set, not obtrusive. Honey, vanilla crescents, redcurrants, quince jelly, strawberries, raisins. Is the higher proportion of sherry casks noticeable here compared to the previous batch?
    • Taste
      90 90
      Yes, fantastic. That's exactly how it should be: decent alcohol strength (here: 57.4%), but not biting or burning, but soft and warming. Flambéed caramel, toffee, malt, nougat, dark chocolate. Mineral with sea water and a little chain fat. Even on the tongue with only a subtle smoky note, it suits him very well.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length finish, still very creamy and full. Lots of caramel and toffee, little fruit at the end, which isn't really missing either. Mild peat smoke.

  7. wndayy scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Kilkerran Heavily Peated Batch No.6 gives me a delicate sense of thickness! Peat smoke is accompanied by rich yellow fruits, slightly creamy and sweet with sea salt oak flavor, which makes the taste full and rich, and the whole is very soft. It is very enjoyable to taste!!!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rich peat and smoke with obvious orange, lemon, grape and mango aromas.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Soft and rich peat, slightly creamy sweet with yellow fruit aroma, sea salt with a lot of smoke.
    • Finish
      90 90
      very long. The smoke is matched with the oak smell. It's slightly sweet with the smell of sea salt and the smell of bacon

  8. Eisieisbaer08 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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  9. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
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      88 88

  10. Lcluy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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      89 89
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  11. MaroFF scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great, a revelation, this is what I like ... sweetness, fruitiness, lots of smoke with strong but completely imperceptible alcohol that gives shape and emphasizes all aromas and flavors.
    I did not dare to "mess" with her water.
    Bottle ordered!
    • Nose
      90 90
      strong, peaty, a lot of smoke from the fire, citrus fruit bitter orange, grefphrut, ripe blackberries, no more delicate auromas of the stable
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, delicate earthy, fruity, pineapple from the fire, a lot of smoke and sea salt
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, sweet, bark of young oak, strong smoke, smoked ham

  12. JimvanVeen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I paid €58,50 for a bottle. Excellent value for the quality that's inside. For a NAS i wasn't expecting to rate it this high. Pleasant surprise!
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  13. just 2thetop scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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      87 87
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  14. Satan Claws scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    In my opinion, it is not really heavily peated, but on the level of the Talisker 10.
    Very successful mixture of oranges, peat and sherry.
    On the tongue there is also the impression of farm/cow dung - but not disturbing. It is very pleasant to drink even undiluted at 57%.
    Long finish. Immediately makes you want more. Definitely worth its 90 kronor issue price.

  15. just 2thetop scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    First impressions from the neck pour

    More sherry this time which makes it more drinkable and at the same time less unusual / interesting

  16. Captain Teague scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Head to head w. Batch 3 - this is a tad more fatty and intense esp. taste and finish....

    If this due to different casks - or they may have used some older Peated casks - when did they start w.peat 2015? So up to 7 years possible...

    just sad that retailers and import is soo greedy to !double up! the price here in Germany 85 EUR - Issue price@42£ ...there should be a law against it - f*** criminals.

    Details to follow.

  17. Nikilema scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Thank you Dirk Schlueter, as so often simply sold to regular customers at RRP!
    Delicious tropi-frutti, banana, toffee fudge,
    very well integrated alcohol, great interplay between smoke, fruit and sweetness
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    • Taste
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  18. spigray did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Batch 5 vs. 6 head to head
    • Nose
      batch 5
      Sooty and smoky, dunnage warehouse, cotton mill. Can anybody tell me what kind of fruit that is that come with almost any Kilkerran? It´s something between citrus and berries. Yogurt for sure. Sea air.
      89/100

      Batch 6
      At first a bit more tamed when it comes to soot, ashes and smoke but after 5 min. they are on par. Still a very strong, if not aggressive attack. The fruit is a bit different, more towards lemons and oranges and there´s no yogurt this time. A bit of linseed oil.
      89/100
      batch 6 benefits a bit more from water
    • Taste
      Batch 5:
      This is just wonderful. We have the smoke and still a bit of soot, but then like a wave the fruits sweap into the arena, we have lemons and mangos, anonas (a fruit I tried in Portugal). Yogurt. Eukalyptus. Quickly getting dry.
      90/100

      Batch 6:
      Oh my! On the nose I thought batch 6 was in front just one millimeter but on the palate this is the clear winner.
      It´s much cleaner (which isn´t always the goal) and the fruit basket is just superb. Lots of oranges, lemons, pink grapefruit, mango. A few grains of salt towards the finish.
      91/100
    • Finish
      Batch 5: Slightly minty, dry, clean
      89/100
      Batch 6: Very long, salty, clean
      90/100

  19. Ninofdram scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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      88 88
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  20. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Starting a whisky without expectations can turn out very nicely if you are blown away by the quality in your glass. That is certainly the case with this Kilkerran Heavily Peated from the Glengyle Distillery. Just the smoky fudge scent rising from the glass is enough for endless fun. It was a good choice to equalize the raw strength of the sherry with the bulk of bourbon casks. The sherry part is dominantly present, but very clean, with a certain fruitiness and caramel from the top layer of a Mars bar. A real turf powerhouse but smooth, even without water. With water wonderfully warming on the aftertaste. Very happy with this acquisition, extremely drinkable!

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