Kilkerran Work in Progress

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
5th Release - Bourbon
Bourbon Wood
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Blue Label
Bottle code
Added on
13 Jun 2013 3:50 pm

Average value

€ 143.96

26 × in wishlist

240 × member ratings

575 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran Work in Progress

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.78 points

  1. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      The essence of a Campbeltown's malt is all here! Plus, I'm a sucker for this style! Started zesty, with fresh citrus especially lemon and lime, with slight waxiness and smokiness in the background. All good so far, but there's more to come. The salty breeze comes after a while, and some sort of chocolate wafer, with some sourish pickle fruits note. Would have thought this is a Springbank.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Lovely as the nose suggests - Chalk, rocks and minerals, some oranges which is really enjoyable. On top of that, light soot, lemon and lime again. Love the oily mouthfeel, which is always associated with Campbeltown's malt.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Oily and citrusy, chalky and waxy, nice salty touch at the end of the finishing. Rather long finish.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    the nose was great
    the mouth did not connect but was good
    very light and bright notes
    the finish could easily score again

    a nice and interesting whisky
    you should keep watching
    Nose 91 points
    Mouth 82 points
    Finish 84 points
    an always welcomed dram
    • Nose
      pleasant after old harbor water
      a bottle back: the smell in the morning of the yesterday emptied wine glasses
      soft apricots in damp baskets, a hint of tar and damp earth after warm summer rain
      Salt ... the wet bikini, seawater
    • Taste
      a delicate cognac feeling, cereals, chocolate, noble and bright
      a light summer spice lovage ??
    • Finish
      slightly bitter but pleasant
      slightly malty sweetness, salt, maritime, some apricot, light and light

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    oily, sweet, sugar, melon, minerally, a small bit of smoke.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Flanagan scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Mineral type dram, but rather rich in flavours. Campbeltown style with hints of springbank to my opinion. I tried the 6th release, which was “shy”, but this 5th telease is an excellent dram with enough “power” and complexity.You can find all taste descriptions in other reviews (I am neither really good at taste description nor poestry). More than worth the money, daily dram, it’s among my favorite drams (just a bottom left :-(

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    1552) Kilkerran, 2004/2013, 9YO, Work In Progress, 5th Release, Bourbon Wood, Glengyle Distillery
    Tried the 6th Release (10YO) last year and feel it was more than a decent dram. So this 5th R 9YO were an elder sibling of the 6th R... isn't it a bit confusing? The one younger on age is the elder... doesn't matter.
    • Nose
      N- Snaps of multi scales of aroma, soya, vanilla, crushed leaf, nutmeg and penetrating citrus with earthy smokes. Reminded me of those scented fragrance paper that we (or I) used to write love letter, long long time ago. Vanilla cream emerged with more citrus shavings, boiled barley mashes and just that bit of brine. At merely 46%, it swims and evolves well overtimes with arousement. (89/22)
    • Taste
      P- Initial doses of coastal smokes, creamy ashy and metallic sweet. Tropical fruits arrives charred with drizzles of zesty juice of citrus. Vivid, lively and smoggy mouthfeel. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, waxy with oily smoke coating. Darjeeling tea, reddish liquorice with well engaging spiciness. (87/21)

      B/B- 90/22

      Weighted Rate - 87pt

  6. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    My bottle is almost finish. I wish I had another one. This is just too good for its price.

    Getting more earthy and sooty on the nose. Palate and finish remains as good as I can remember. One of the better WIP, probably 2nd best after the WIP7 CS.

  7. WSP scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I like these bourbon casks!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very good, tasty smoky whisky, but simple, no frills. It will be difficult to recognize it in blind tasting among similar peat whisky samples without age indication.
    • Nose
      Discreet, with light peaty shades, with nuances of gray bread, green apple, office paper and glue.
    • Taste
      Salty, peppery, quite smoky, with a malt influence.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, dry, with a lot of spices, salt and phenols, with a nut-oak bitterness at the end.

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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