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Kilkerran Work in Progress

Overall rating
84.42/100
votes
280
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
7th Release - Sherry
Bottled
14.05.2015
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Green Label
Bottle code
15/219
Barcode
610854001315
Added on
28 Apr 2015 6:54 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 107,44

17 × in wishlist

280 × member ratings

636 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran Work in Progress

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.42 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Blind mystery tasting.
    • Nose
      apple, lemon peel, shoe polish, grassy, fudge
    • Taste
      salty, touch of peat
    • Finish
      short

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    An interesting, gruff Campbeltown malt!
    [Color] old gold;
    • Nose
      equal seasoning, oak, sherry, oranges, malt, cereals;
    • Taste
      strong sharp onion, tingling, ginger, pepper, sweetness, a lot of sherry, dry, burning, oily, young, wild, complex;
    • Finish
      oily, medium length finish, long dry spicy finish;

  3. Lircky scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. dr.mad scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. Vince' scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Refill sherry and old wood on the nose, alongside pleasant acidity with a sweet underbelly, like sweet-sour fruit gums. Less peat smoke than expected; instead, berries! Blueberries, redcurrant, sour raspberries... A creamy note underneath, like marzipan paste or raw cookie dough. As all these impressions suggest, we have a rather sweet sensory experience on our hands here. With time (or the first sip), the smoke comes out after all. Now we get some cloves as well. Peat level: like a toned-down Talisker, a well-sherried Bowmore or Benromach. After a while, an additional floral element makes an appearance that is simultaneously fleeting and heavy, musty. I'm gonna say orchids, but if you say violets, you won't get an argument from me.

    More peat on the palate, together with a nice salty brininess. Almost "Laphroaig Light". Very dense, very heavy, very good. Leathery, with ashy smoke and dried tobacco leaves. There's a nice lemon zing throughout, and the ABV is rather fitting. Gets creamier toward the death, and sweeter as well, with the kind of syrupy aspartame notes that often come with modern sherry maturation and that I'm less fond of. But it's a minor distraction at most.

    Finishes sweet and creamy, with lingering salty peat and perhaps a splash of lemon.

    In sum: simple, but good, like a more refined and mature and less "frontal" version of Laphroaig's Triple Wood.

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A really delicious sherrywood whisky for people who like it dirty. So I've always hoped for Benromach with their resin notes, but unfortunately was often disappointed.
    • Nose
      Real organic sherry, tree resin, seasoning, orange marmalade, light Heiderauch, smoked ham, a little dried raisins, wild bushes, some soil, carnation and blood orange, sometimes quite promising
    • Taste
      Full berry bushes here too, orange marmalade with motor oil and milk chocolate, canned peaches, red apple, black pepper, orange peel, resin, smoked ham, a little licorice and blood orange
    • Finish
      Medium-long, dry-bacon, the pepper a little further and smoked aromas, coffee and orange peel dry with dark malt

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    For me, the best Killkeran, beautiful Sherrynoten and behind it anyway the rough and earthy character. In the mouth a little bit behave but in the finish then the Schaafstall with the earthy notes comes through again. Who likes it should try this time.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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