Kilkerran Heavily Peated

Overall rating
87.21/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB220963
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peat in Progress - Batch 7
Bottled
09.2022
Casktype
90% Bourbon 10% Sherry
Strength
59.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Heavily Peated Batch No7
Bottle code
22/186
Barcode
610854006037
Added on
09 nov 2022 2:50 pm by BenNevis
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 82.58

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Whisky reviews for Kilkerran Heavily Peated

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.21 points.

  1. samalo12 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Kilkerran Peat in Progress - Batch 7, NC NCF 59.1% CS NAS

    I rested this for a while since it was a bit closed. This was the first pour of the bottle. Great value at MSRP, but it rarely goes for that anymore where I am.
    • Nose
      88 88
      lemon oil, saline, vanilla, honey, caramel, bright red fruits, cotton candy, new motor oil, seaweed, sage, smoked bacon, white smoke

      Oddly similar to a Loch Lomond on the nose but fresher and more complex. Similar to the Kilkerran 12 nose, but turned up a few knobs, brighter, and more coastal.
    • Taste
      89 89
      remarkably viscous, maraschino cherry, heavy saline, high minerality, hint of powered sugar, lemon oil, vanilla, floral honey, seaweed, green tea, light mustiness, light tannin, basil, prominent integrated white smoke, and a hint of a lactic note

      This may be the most viscous whisky I have ever had. Highly integrated on the palate, but a hint of powdered sugar is coming through to remind you that this isn't all that old. This is most definitely different than Kilkerran 12 in a way that the nose would not lead you to think. The closest experience I have had to this is CS 7yo Staoisha.
    • Finish
      89 89
      dry, chalky, heavy smoke, intense pepper, lingering herbs, musty, long, intense

      I've been looking for a peat bomb that beats out Paul John Bold's intense chimney smoke finish, and this may be it. This finish has far more complexity than the former's though.

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  3. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, but the high ratings are not entirely understandable.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh, maritime - typical Campbeltown, pleasant dirty smoke.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Strong onset, fruity and malty aromas.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long decaying.

  4. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A bit lighter in colour compared to the batch 6 edition. More fruity, probably a different mix of casks, more bourbon influences over the sherry casks. The peat shines beautifully. At around 5 years of age, this is very impressive.

  5. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very bright, straw color. Oily whisky.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Malt. Mineral. Caramel. Vanilla. Light spiciness. Black pepper. The smell of the wort, like at the entrance to the hall with fermentation vats. A bit spicy. Maybe traces of citrus underneath.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Peat. minerality. The mass of salt. Lots of caramel. Salty caramel. Smoke. Dark chocolate. Oily.
    • Finish
      86 86
      High minerality. A lot of salt. marine. Peat. Full and fatty finish. The bitterness of coffee. Long finish.

  6. Highlander65 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Colour gold
    Great whisky!
    • Nose
      If this is heavily peated… magnificent aroma of almonds and fruit, then peat emerges in the form of damp earth covered with leaves and fruit fallen from the tree and rotted on the ground, pomace, after a while the peat becomes more mineral, burnt charcoal shaded with red wine. After tasting it, a sweeter note of icing sugar and tart is perceived on the nose.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is mineral, slightly smoky with notes of licorice, then it evolves towards balsamic territories but always maintains that nice sensation of minerality, tending towards fizzy.
    • Finish
      Long finish in which all the notes savored before echo

  7. tobiasz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I really love Kilkerran, but this whisky has mamy flaws: too much pepper, alcohol it lacks of balance and is very nasty and young in general.

    I don't know where does this hight rating come from, but for me, 84 is the highest rating possible for this bottle

    However, with water it works much smooth and deserves around 86 points.

    It's still has Kilkerran DNA, perfect wet peat, citrus, minerals, etc., but it is not enough to enjoy it in the right way.

  8. MaroFF scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Kilkerran Heavily Peated Batch 6 was my summer discovery, today I tasted Batch 7 and I must admit that it is a bit weaker than its predecessor. Despite everything, I still think that it is an interesting whisky with a lot of citrus fruits, wet peat, but also too much pepper and sharpness for me.

    Water drop...
    Aroma: more sweetness, peat is not so dominant, still a lot of pine needles and lemon notes, there was yeast dough.
    Taste: sweeter, vanilla, grapefruit, lemon peel, blood orange, delicate salty sea breeze. "+"
    Finish: also long, less bitter slightly spicy, lemon zest and grapefruit notes again. "+"
    • Nose
      88 88
      fresh, intense, pine needles, wet peat, lots of smoke, lemon peel, honey
    • Taste
      89 89
      smooth, oily, creamy, red berries, lemon-dominant citrus, unripe walnuts, a bit of pepper, lots of smoke, yeast dough
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, warming, quite spicy, ash, slightly spicy, grapefruit peel with young oak

  9. Ninofdram scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The beauty of this Kilkerran Heavily Peated: no batch is like the other, and the differences are sometimes even immense, which will be due to the increasing age of the distillate and the choice of casks. The first two batches each came with a 55:45 bourbon/sherry cask ratio, batch #3 and #4 at 80:20. The smoky batch #5 had the largest participation of ex-bourbon casks to date with 85:15, the caramel batch #6 had more sherry casks again with 75:25.
    Batch #7 settles qualitatively between batch #5 and batch #6: less smoke than batch #5, less caramel than batch #6, stronger attack on the tongue than batch #6, but not nearly as strong as batch #5 , although Batch #5 with 57.7% shouldn't come across as strong as Batch #7, at least on paper.
    Batch #6 was 89/100 for me at the beginning of the bottle, I had assumed that the 90 would be cracked with increasing "bottle maturation". Was like that.
    Batch #5 confirmed his/my 87/100 consistently, Batch #7 is right in between for me, so:

    88/100
    • Nose
      88 88
      What can be noticed right away at first sniff: this batch #7 has a much lower dose of caramel than usual in the nose, which is particularly striking in comparison to the previous batch #6 - the caramel batch.
      After all, the proportion of ex-bourbon casks used is higher than ever, and the proportion of sherry casks is correspondingly low.
      Grilled pineapple slices, quince jelly, honey, dried herbs, smoked ham (here the otherwise subtle smoke is noticeable). Vanilla and grated almonds.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful acceleration, the 59.1% step on the gas. Again, the comparison to the previous batch: the 57.4% of batch #6 felt softer on the tongue than it could be purely based on ABV, the 59.1% of batch #7 are pretty much the same as you can imagine on the tongue introduces.
      Nougat chocolate, toffee, caramel (a little), latte, dark chocolate over time. Slightly mineral and somewhat salty. Dry, just slightly creamy. Peat smoke from the start, steadily increasing in intensity. Pineapple Juice, Grapefruit, Lime, Dried Herbs.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length with now clear peat smoke, smoked ham, dried herbs, pineapple juice, milk coffee.

  12. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  13. kevinmrn scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Really decent stuff, wasn't sure I should buy one after having spent too much on bottles lately, but now I'm really happy I did. That will show me. I'll write a review once further through down the bottle, but very happy so far.

  14. STL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Very successful: a nice balance between land (the side via two of the smoked ham) and sea (the iodized freshness of the kelp). But a point of sweet sweetness also sneaks in
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mastered! The alcohol is perfectly integrated. The retro-olfaction brings enormous complexity and nuances (eucalyptus, dried fruit and caramel). The whole is elegant, powerful and intoxicating
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is long and swirling. The spices relaunch the aromas which presented themselves gradually in an incessant back and forth.

  15. Sith 45 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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