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Kilbeggan 18-year-old

Overall rating
82.00/100
votes
19
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Decanter
Bottled
02.2011
Stated Age
18 years old
Number of bottles
4000
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L11048
Barcode
5099357091248
Added on
10 Jun 2011 8:30 pm

Average value

€ 99.95

5 × in wishlist

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

  1. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [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.

  3. Macheye scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    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.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/cooley-distillery/kilbeggan-18-year-old/
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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. 
    • Finish
      Short, with the mildest malty hint

  4. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, spicy, oak, apples, vanilla
    • Taste
      Full, lots of spices and tannins from the wood
    • Finish
      Rather short, grassy, marmalade

  6. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

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