- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Number of bottles
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 10 Jun 2011 8:30 pm
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19 × member ratings
60 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Kilbeggan 18-year-old
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points
- [November, 2017] I had this dram during a community tasting "Clash of the Celts" with 5 pairs of Irish vs. Scotch whisk(e)y. This Kilbeggan 18-year old (bought in 2013) was paired with an Aberfeldy 17-year old https://www.whiskeybase.com/whiskies/whiskey/52747/aberfeldy-17-year-old-ca. Out of 32 attendees 19 voted in favour of the Kilbeggan and 9 in favour of the Aberfeldy (3 voted for a draw).In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85. My notes state a sweet and somewhat yeasty / grainy profile with nice sherry-induced flavours and firm wooden notes.
- Alas, Kilbeggan 18 year old is a pretty hollow experience. Whilst it’s unlikely to offend anyone (it’s far too flavourless to do so), you’d simply never guess it was 18 years of age. Where’s the wood influence? I can only guess that this liquid was held in some fairly duff spent casks. The bottling is pretty much sold out, so you’re into the realm of paying through the nose or online auctions if you want to obtain a bottle of this. Or, you could just wait until new aged bottlings are available directly from Kilbeggan Distillery. That's probably a more sensible course of action.
Placid and restrained. Toasted nuts, cornflakes and yeasty bread alongside vanilla, light but undefined citrus, green apples and some herbal/floral character – menthol certainly. There’s a damp earthiness here, rather akin to wet cardboard.
Light, thin and rather lacking in character I’m afraid. Sweetness from light honey and toasted and roasted malts and grains. The earthiness is present again – part vegetal, mushroom maybe - part damp cardboard again.
Short, with the mildest malty hint
Sweet, spicy, oak, apples, vanilla
Full, lots of spices and tannins from the wood
Rather short, grassy, marmalade
- The Kilbeggan Distillery lies in the small town of Kilbeggan of the same name, in the heart of the Irish republic. She became founded there in 1757 from Gustavus Lambert in a former cloister, directly on the shore of the river Brusna. Today the Kilbeggan distillery is the oldest whiskey distillery of the world and one of the attractions of Ireland. Now the new 18-year-old starts quite officially the succession of the popular 15-year-old Kilbeggan. This Irish whiskey still comes from the Cooley distillery which has started running the Kilbeggan distillery again.
Limited Edition of 4,000 bottles worldwide.