nose Deep sherry, dark ripe Seville orange, pleasantly metallic, cold campfire ash, cold sea breeze, coarse salt, the character of the distillate is clear, subtle sweetness of oranges (and sherry?), Faded smoked ham, soft liquorice, some freshly ground pepper, grapeseed oil, always will wilder, the longer he can breathe, dried fruit comes.
taste The oranges are incredibly present, very full, soft mouthfeel, distinct bitterness of zest, dry, almond, subtle sherry notes, spicy europ. Oak, dark milk chocolate, to the maritime character, again pepper, sugar beet syrup
leaving very short, pleasant, dry, with a little oak and a trace of smoke and ashes
I like it very much, although the barrel does not seem to be in the foreground because of the clear distillate character, this great orange note gradually gets better and better. The malt will not be old, but I also do not find youth. The Bourbon version, he does not quite reach. The interplay of dark, sweet orange, maritime notes and bitterness is independent and successful! I'm looking forward to future bottlings from Kilkerran
addendum: The bottle is now a bit open, is creamier, much sweeter, milder and slightly mineral. The smoke is clearer, the oranges are somewhat in the background