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Kilkerran Work in Progress

Overall rating
84.51/100
votes
254
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
6th Release - Sherry
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
14/193
Barcode
610854000721
Added on
28 May 2014 1:28 pm by Whiskyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 144.42

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254 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran Work in Progress

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.51 points

  1. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Following a supposed hint, it could be a Benromach. I have no idea what it could be otherwise, so I'll stick with that. Tasted during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2017.  
    • Nose
      Quite punchy despite the lower ABV. I get "darker" tones at first (dark raisins, plums); later on "lighter" bourbon-cask-tones - yellow raisins, apricot. Is that a faint hint of tobacco or smoke on the background? Mmm, smoked bacon. 
    • Taste
      It has a peppery start, followed by orange zest with a hint of grapefruit bitterness. Aniseed, cumin, and a faint hint of smoke lingering on the background. 
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit disappointing: it dissipates quite fast. Cumin and aniseed stay on top. 

  2. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The light alcohol note that appears in between darkens a bit the overall impression, but all in all a worthwhile malt from the Campbeltown region.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A beautiful strong Sherrynote pushes immediately in the nose. No restraint and no shyness.
      There are also raisins to be found, and I mean to guess some gingerbread.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Hmm, it goes on happily with Sherry, who - surprising in this young bottling - clearly shows impacts of wood.
      As soon as the sherry rush has subsided, wild herbs appear that tend to bitterness.
      It shows a slightly alcoholic note, which, however, also abates again.
      It dominates dark fruits such as plums and raisins.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In the finish, the sherry remains beautifully preserved, not tipping away into the spicy or bitter.

  3. Whisk(e)yCharlie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Musty. Muggy. A little dank. Sulfur/mineralic sherry. Also meaty sherry a la Craigellachie. Rotten red apples. Other fruits.
    • Taste
      Definitely that meaty type of sherry. It's a dominant note. Some salinic coastal notes when you chew it. Definite notes of Campbeltown peat. Pez candy/Flintstones vitamins.
    • Finish
      More overripe apple from the nose. Some of the sulfur as well. Gets pezzy. Bitter chocolate. As it sits, more coastal. Not a forceful finish, but an enduring one.

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Day 23 of Lockdown - 9th April - There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go. - Tennessee Williams (Reader’s Digest 2011, April)

    N- Drift of sulphur and oily resin to begin with plascticine at the backdrop. Lead to basketful of green mango, vanilla with citrus peels and spiced marsala tea looming. A wee stiff with persistent resinous shielded most the above, but get better with breathing time. (87/21)

    P- Peat shines here, neither smokey nor medicinal, but raw earth with hearty floral, brine-y honey, muddy and grassy, accompany by orange bitter, pomelo peels and flows of dry resinous. Woody, sweet dried fruits and vanilla plum jam. Solid and holding up very well. (91/22)

    F- Medium long, tannin and dry that dissolved to savoury brininess. Teasing spicy at the tip with warm smokes building further down the palate. Elegant but intangible at time, highly enjoyable if can understand its rhythm and underlying depth . (90/22)

    B/B- 92/23

    Weighted Rate- 88pt
    • Nose
      N- Drift of sulphur and oily resin to begin with plascticine at the backdrop. Lead to basketful of green mango, vanilla with citrus peels and spiced marsala tea looming. A wee stiff with persistent resinous shielded most the above, but get better with breathing time. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Peat shines here, neither smokey nor medicinal, but raw earth with hearty floral, brine-y honey, muddy and grassy, accompany by orange bitter, pomelo peels and flows of dry resinous. Woody, sweet dried fruits and vanilla plum jam. Solid and holding up very well. (91/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, tannin and dry that dissolved to savoury brininess. Teasing spicy at the tip with warm smokes building further down the palate. Elegant but intangible at time, highly enjoyable if can understand its rhythm and underlying depth . (90/22)

      B/B- 92/23

      Weighted Rate- 88pt

  7. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Overall quite muted, sour sherry notes, some dirt in between, thin body.

  8. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Behind the sulphur, raisins, red dates, rubber, a little oakiness, pickled nutmeg, ginger.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity, and sweet, slightly nutty, and ginger and cough syrup.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pretty fruity finish, and rather long, some nuttiness, and slightly bitter.

  9. Spencer5 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Once again, I had a problem writing a note, because patience fought the urge to drink the whole sample. A well balanced whisky. I'd love to try cask strength.
    • Nose
      84 84
      in the foreground the sherry aroma, it is not intense and dominant sherry, rather mild, fresh, fruity, candy
    • Taste
      86 86
      light peat, sherry, citruses - oranges and mandarins, caramel, chocolate, nuts
    • Finish
      85 85
      fruit, bitterness, dry, grapefruit

  10. robain scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    This tasting was done blindfolded.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Bitter white wine, winecask?, metallic.
    • Taste
      81 81
      wet paper, apple, dirty
    • Finish
      82 82
      vanilla.

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