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Kilkerran Work in Progress

Overall rating
84.43/100
votes
315
Whiskybase ID
67378
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

€ 144.22

21 × in wishlist

315 × member ratings

749 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran Work in Progress

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.43 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    No paragon of complexity, but very balanced with the sherry-gold-plated distillery character, which is not as rough and dirty as usual, but rather reddish-glowing. The sun rises, a successful creation!
    • Nose
      86 86
      (covered after approx. 30 idle time)
      Very balanced, round sherry fruit, alcohol only slightly noticeable. A touch of freshly planed pine shavings and fresh apricots.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Tingly at the tip of the tongue, sweet and tart, dries out the palate, saliva flows.
      Very viscous, I taste orange juice with salt and black pepper in it, as well as sea buckthorn fruit slices.
    • Finish
      86 86
      After a warming wave has rolled over the tongue, it gradually dries out the entire oral cavity. A pleasantly chilled-out impression remains, otherwise absolutely convincing clear sherry notes, although you can tell the lack of age somewhat.

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    1427) Kilkerran, 11YO, 2004/2015, Work In Progress, 7th Release, Sherry Wood, Glengyle Distillery

    Day 35 of Lockdown - 21st April - Read a good notes today, We are in the same storm, but not on the same boat. Majority are trying hard not to go overboard.

    N- Salted sherry, warm beach sands, wet shells with distant burnt tars. Glutamate spices and wee cheesy, Edam? Compare to 6th Release, this has more coastal influence which is perfectly fine. Light decay eggy notes underlay reminded me of an old batches of Longrow. (90/22)

    P- Umami sweet, sherry came on firmly with subtle dried fruits, tar and pomelo. Oak overtones the peat a little and may have taken some goodies away from the No. 6 away. (87/21)

    F- Medium, liquorice nutty, coffee and cheesy lingers. (86/20)

    B/B- 87/21

    Weighted Rate - 84pt
    • Nose
      N- Salted sherry, warm beach sands, wet shells with distant burnt tars. Glutamate spices and wee cheesy, Edam? Compare to 6th Release, this has more coastal influence which is perfectly fine. Light decay eggy notes underlay reminded me of an old batches of Longrow. (90/22)
    • Taste
      P- Umami sweet, sherry came on firmly with subtle dried fruits, tar and pomelo. Oak overtones the peat a little and may have taken some goodies away from the No. 6 away. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, liquorice nutty, coffee and cheesy lingers. (86/20)

      B/B- 87/21

      Weighted Rate - 84pt

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    - a real oak sherry board
    - extremely powerful and voluminous,
    - very angular
    - absolutely nothing for beginners
    • Nose
      strong sherry notes combined with strong oak aroma, strong, spicy
    • Taste
      very voluminous approach, strong oak notes, a full board wall unit, dry sherry available, but rather in the background
    • Finish
      medium-long spicy finish;
      long dry massive aftertaste (again strong oak)

  4. STL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Lumpowitz scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Characterful but also quite unbalanced sherry malt. Unfortunately, he didn't quite meet my taste.
    • Nose
      Spicy sherry nose with dark fruits and pureed strawberries, Asian fish sauce, lovage and a little vanilla
    • Taste
      Dry sherry, fresh dark fruits such as cherries or wild berries, salt, burnt caramel, various spices
    • Finish
      Medium length finish with sherry and spices again

  6. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2nd tasting of this whisky, it feels much better than the first time i tried it..
    • Nose
      88 88
      Orange concentrate, dusty old sherry oak, that Kilkerran sooty and band-aids, spicy herbs, some pepper, little medicinal.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Ginger! like many modern sherry whisky, bitter orange peel, leather, old tea, star anise, quite oily and chewy.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium, creamy and chewy bitter orange

  7. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh oranges with dirty soot, soaked thick blanket. The sulphur is very pleasant here, coupled with the humid old study room, damped cardbox, barbecue sauce.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Rather sweet, the coastal side of the malt is surprisingly strong despite the sherry cask influence, honeyed ginger. Of course, the mineral, how can I miss that out?
    • Finish
      86 86
      Smoky, oranges, salty, with a medium long finish. Slightly bitter, but it's still rather pleasant.

  8. 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

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    An interesting, gruff Campbeltown malt!
    [Color] old gold;
    • Nose
      same seasoning, oak, sherry, oranges, malt, grain;
    • Taste
      strong and spicy start, tingling, ginger, pepper, sweetness, a lot of sherry, dry, burning, oily, young, wild, complex;
    • Finish
      oily, medium-long finish, long dry, spicy aftertaste;

  10. Lircky scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

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