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Kilkerran Work in Progress

Overall rating
86.12/100
votes
322
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
6th Release - Bourbon
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Bourbon Wood
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Pink Label 'Bourbon Wood'
Bottle code
14/195
Barcode
610854000745
Added on
28 May 2014 1:19 pm by Whiskyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 109,38

322 × member ratings

766 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
21
Finish
22
Balance
21

Tastingtags

56 Notes

Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
22 Jan 2015 9:20 am
Bishlouk gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Du poisson fumé, de l’oignon frit, de la pomme verte, de la tourbe iodée, une fraîcheur médicinale mentholée, de la poire fraîche, et un peu de vanille. Du foin sec et des fruits de mer après aération.

Taste

De la vanille diluée, puis la poire monte en puissance. Explosion poivrée. Puis ça se calme, et la poire vanillée revient au premier plan.

Finish

Très courte. Un kick poivré qui s’éteint de suite ; la vanille fait un petit retour, puis plus rien.

Comments

Je vais être franc, je suis un brin déçu. Quand je vois l’engouement pour ce whisky, je m’attendais à mieux. Le nez promet plein de choses, mais ces promesses ne sont pas tenues en bouche. Ne me faites pas dire ce que je n’ai pas dit : c’est un joli whisky, pas mal fait, agréable à boire ; mais selon mes critères il est loin d’atteindre le 90+ coté ailleurs. Une question de goût personnel, je présume.

(note réalisée à l'ouverture de la bouteille)

Otje
Expert Junior Otje Note
05 Jan 2015 10:56 am

Quote by Serge Valentin, Whiskyfun 1-1-2015:

Kilkerran 10 yo 2004/2014 'Work in Progress - Bourbon Wood' (46%, OB, batch #6) Five stars Work in progress? Aren't ten years enough already? Anyway, batch #5 blew me away last year (WF 91), so we have high hopes now... Colour: straw. Nose: bread dough and mud and ink plus soot, bicycle inner tube and fresh walnuts. I'm asking you, what's not to like? Mouth: exceptional dryness, earthiness and 'green' smoke. Takes you tongue hostage, in a way, but that's a pleasure. Lemons, grapefruits, earth, green coffee, tar, greases, waxes, oils... It's all extremely old-school, and right up my alley. Don't get me wrong, I like modern stuff too, but I think this is unbeatable. All you can do when trying to add 'innovations' to perfection is going downhill - and make people laugh up their sleeves. Perfection is perfection, said Monsieur Jacques de Chabannes de La Palice. Finish: long, magnificent, greasy, oily, sooty, fat, and slightly lemony in the end. The aftertaste is fresh and clean, which is always a blessing. Comments: thank you Fabien, they did it again. I wouldn't swear this is better than last year's batch #5, though. But WIP, really? As far as styles are concerned, we aren't very far from Old Clynelish. Well, there's only one way to find out... SGP:452 - 91 points.



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Whiskywobbler
Member Senior Whiskywobbler Review note
14 Jul 2018 2:11 pm
Whiskywobbler gave this whisky 89 points

This is extremely to my liking with good complexity, really good integration of the smoke, restraint cask influence and enough freshness to counteract the dirtiness.

Weighted Rate
88.5
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
89
Harvey
Expert Junior Harvey Note
04 Feb 2018 2:23 am
Harvey gave this whisky 88 points

No gimmicks here, just good whisky. Love this "Springbank" profile on these Kilkerrans.

"I have taken more out of alcohol, than alcohol has taken out of me" Sir Winston Churchill
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
24 Jan 2018 10:10 am
Calmar gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Открытый, влажный, сырая древесина, лёгкие нотки торфа и дыма, кожаные изделия - поношенная кожаная куртка, потёртый, засаленный ремень; изюмная вода, травяные тона, соль и минеральные мотивы, лимон, апельсин.

Taste

Плотный, неплохо для стандартной крепости, перечно-древесный с нотками лимонной цедры и травяными оттенками, солод, немного хлебно-самогонных мотивов.

Finish

Пряное, лимонно-перечное с сально-маслянистыми оттенками, квас, немного солода, лёгкая горчинка светлого пива.

Comments

Понравился, есть что-то такое самобытное в нём, интересно, очень неплохая плотность и глубина при малой крепости и явной молодости, сделано вообще хорошо, никакой раздёрганности, всё на своём месте, основа на первом плане, бочка лишь оттеняет и обрамляет её, есть тут что-то и от Спрингбэнка и от Скотии.

Pikehunter
Expert Senior Pikehunter Review note
13 Jan 2018 10:54 pm
Pikehunter gave this whisky 85 points

DDiep,

Thanks for the sample ;-) 

Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
88
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Tasting note
18 Sep 2017 9:52 pm
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Plutôt délicat. Bonbons au miel. Fumée végétale. Déjà épicé. Le malt s'affirme de plus en plus.

Taste

Bien vif et épicé, il donne essentiellement du malt (pas de fruits malheureusement). Accroche légèrement.

Finish

Epicé et assez austère. 

Comments

Enthousiasme 3/5

Whisky n°1466

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gerardsmike
Expert Senior gerardsmike Review note
22 Jul 2017 3:12 pm
gerardsmike gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
79.5
Nose
84
Initial taste
78
Body
78
Finish
79
Price
79
Presentation
78
Zoltavar
Expert Senior Zoltavar Review note
22 May 2017 9:58 pm
Zoltavar gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
86
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
07 May 2017 10:44 pm
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

startet säuerlich-fruchtig, Zitrone, grüner Apfel, wird dann süßer mit Vanille, Honig und etwas Nuss-Nougat-Creme, noch später dann erdig, nasses altes Holz, etwas mineralisch, etwas süßlich-muffig-pilzig

Taste

knackig, getreidig mit Nuss und etwas Pfeffer, darüber liegt eine sanfte, aber deutlich süßliche Rauchnote, und wieder Erde, etwas mineralisch, salzig, ein Hauch Tabak

Finish

trocken, peffrig, der Rauch kommt hier nochmal ziemlich stark zur Geltung, dazu etwas Walnuss

Comments

Wie bei Kilkerran üblich guter Whisky, wie üblich auch ursprünglich fair bepreist, bei diesem Release ist das Bourbonfass nicht so dominant, dafür fällt es deutlich rauchiger aus als die Vorgänger.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15

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