Kilkerran Work in Progress

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
7th Release - Bourbon
Bourbon Wood
Number of bottles
54.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Green Label - Bourbon Wood
Bottle code
Added on
28 Apr 2015 6:50 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 112.97

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran Work in Progress

72 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.88 points

  1. moviemaniac scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A very consistent presentation from nose to finish, great balance between distillery character and (fantastic!) wood, no off-notes whatsoever, just a rich, creamy, oily, fruity experience with just the right dose of peat. At the same time it is neither too weak, nor overpowering, nothing over-engineered or “made to suit a certain taste” about it – an honest, down-to-earth malt from an underrepresented distillery. This gives most of the big names a run for their money

    Tasting Notes: https://dokla.net/dailydram/2015/07/19/tasting-glengyle-kilkerran-wip-7-bourbon-2004-2015/

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a mineral side, lemony and peaty that brings it closer to SB, fresh and slightly cooked fruits, simple but effective.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    unfortunately right after the start very soapy on the palate

    but then it disappears

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A Kilkerran that mixes finesse and character. It has all the necessary assets for a good whisky. I loved that it's the taste and the price.
    • Nose
      Smooth and silky smoke accompanied by a beautiful "mineralite" and some cooked fruits. Some scents of cooked meats mingle with the whole.
    • Taste
      Alcohol perfectly integrated. Very sweet and unctuous in the mouth. The mineral and floral notes are very present accompanied by light smoke.
    • Finish
      Nice length on a light smoke, a nice wood, some flowers, vanilla and some spices.

  5. Akoo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Let's say it immediately, it seems that a Kilkerran aged in bourbon casks can not be bad. This last edition of the series "Work In Progress" does not disappoint, quite the contrary. She confirms that Glengyle distills a very large whisky. This version is richer, but also much more complex than the previous version, less instant. The aromas sparkle, swarm and explode on all sides. But, once again, it will be necessary to be patient to discover all the facets of this superb whisky.
    • Nose
      once is not custom, it seems that the nose needs a little time to reveal itself. At first, it is quite aggressive with unpleasant alcoholic notes. Indeed, with time, everything becomes much more acceptable. A dry side, especially with a hint of cereals and hazelnuts, but, on the whole, it's very fresh and sweet, with vanilla, lemon meringue pie, mint peach soup , licorice and marshmallow. There is also a sea side, with iodine, salt, some notes of algae, but also a more mineral and medicinal. Underlying smoke gravitates in the middle of this string of smells, leaving pretty ashy notes on its way.
    • Taste
      Palate: the smoke is a little more present. It is a festival of flavors, which intermingle with each other. The sweet side, mainly marshmallow and egg cream, blends perfectly with lemon and smoke, almost reminiscent of a fine and delicate peat Caol Ila. There is also a hint of olive that works well with liquorice and iodized notes, and fruits, such as green apple and apricot, agree best with fresh mint and vanilla. It's complex and very rich.
    • Finish
      Finale: it is very long and intense, with spicy notes, smoke, licorice, marshmallow, citrus, and always this mineral and medicinal side. After a good twenty minutes, these notes of smoke, ashes and citrus still persist.

  6. dramspotter scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    That rather petrol note really isn't my thing - a little too sickly but it is pushing its own path
    • Nose
      wow, a bit sickly; reminds me of opening an old homemade jam jar. Blackcurrants some definite peat or more like rubber
    • Taste
      definite peat or something
    • Finish
      medium; quite drying and leaving a rubbery aftertaste

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Creamy chocolate, the scent is a bit windy, with wood, bourbon breeze, skin, slightly spices, cereals, hazelnuts. It's not bad, but .... (84 b)
    Taste: ... the main thing is on the tongue. Here he will show his quality. Malt, the bourbon drum again. Spicy, with sharpness of alcohol, but we can also find honey sweetness, creamy chocolate, candied fruit, and even pepper and citrus. (88 b)
    Points: 86
    Summary: Tasty very good whisky.

  9. kot1803 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Ivynor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Do not be his age.
    Alcohol well integrated. Gourmand.
    • Nose
      lemon, traces of iodine, mineral, some almond, very pure, a little charcoal.
    • Taste
      Mouth very oily, always lemon, mineral, a little spice, almonds, traces of iodine, dark chocolate. Pretty chiseled. Not very sweet. Pretty austere but good.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, lemon, iodine, almond, baked cake.


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