Kilkerran Work in Progress

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Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
6th Release - Bourbon
Bourbon Wood
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
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28 may 2014 1:24 pm by Whiskyjones
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€ 447.62

Whisky reviews for Kilkerran Work in Progress

70 users have left 75 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.14 points.

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  1. Gaija scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Its minerality, its revendicated minimalism and its incredible easiness on the palate actually make this Kilkerran a belter of a "drinking whisky", given you like its DNA, close in that regard to some mineral white wines like a Pouilly-Fumé. I can't call that a surprise given that some reviews were already glowing, but I fully confirm this : it's no beginner's whisky, it's not for everyday or every mood, but it's a winner in its simplicity and idiosyncrasy.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Some earthy potatoes at first, which isn't unusual in young, very distillate-driven whiskies in my experience. Then gets very idiosyncratic with graphite, plaster, wet chalk and paint. Extremely spirit-driven indeed but with a certain creaminess behind. A light touch of mineral peat, some "textile" notes as I often find in naked Longrows or Springbanks, and a fair amount of shoe polish. I think you get the idea. Very mineral and industrial, but with real elegance. To counterbalance that, creamy sides with cocoa butter and unripe banana. Austere but singular whisky.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Perfect arrival with incredible textural softness and a nice crescendo of the alcohol, which starts almost unnoticeable upon touching the tongue (which is always a pleasure). Starts with the creamier elements, so cocoa butter and banana, a little vanilla. Then reaffirms itself on its former austerity with graphite, pepper and a coffee bean. Extremely naked and simple in its progression, served by a sublime softness, the whole making it very more-ish. Less is more.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Quite short. Graphite, pepper, bitter citrus zest. Maybe a bit of hessian, or some wet sand. Clean, begging for further sips.

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