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Kilkerran Work in Progress

Overall rating
87.82/100
votes
500
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
7th Release - Bourbon
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Bourbon Wood
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Green Label - Bourbon Wood
Bottle code
15/211
Barcode
610854001339
Added on
28 Apr 2015 6:54 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 110.00

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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran Work in Progress

81 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.82 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. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A notch above the 8 year olds, and in a not too dissimilar world to fellow young Campbeltowner the Springbank 9 year old local barley .. fat, oily, buttery, salty goodness.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. 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

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    unfortunately right after the start very soapy on the palate

    but then it disappears

  5. 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.

  6. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Just very well done. And the price is right for the quality. I love the sweet/coastal combination. But it really benefits from water
    • Nose
      Honey, brine, coastal notes, very mild (almost undetectable) peat. 
    • Taste
      Sweet, softly smoked brine. Honey, brine, coastal, hint of vegetal peat. 
    • Finish
      Sweet and briney, then drying. Medium length. 

  7. 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.

  8. Joint86 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very interesting mineral-citrus nose and taste. Nice finish of medium duration.
    Incredibly cool for a pilot release

  9. Макс scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    1441) Kilkerran, 11YO, 2004/2015, Work In Progress, 7th Release, Cask Strength, Bourbon Wood, Glengyle Distillery

    N- Same as its cousins, these families are born and always come good at cask strength version to compliment their unique flavour. Creamy pomerol and sharply sweet peaches open the door for the salts and nutmeg liquorice to come thru. Solid meatiness and wood phenol arrives in a sweet way with style. Grated wasabe with green tea, cherry brandy, teasing broad strength with underlying rubber and earthy nuances. Lively, zesty and oishi. (91/22)

    P- Instant dryness spreads in from the lip, with fat and rounded mouthfeel full of saline-d citrus peel. Solid structure echoes with the charmingly non-sweet 'wooded' fruitiness from the fine oak, love the impactful nature and as expected. (92/23)

    F- Medium long, waxy lingers with earth spices, baked salt and chewy, seasoned old boots linger around the nose. (88/22)

    B/B- 90/22

    Weighted Rate- 89pt
    • Nose
      N- Same as its cousins, these families are born and always come good at cask strength version to compliment their unique flavour. Creamy pomerol and sharply sweet peaches open the door for the salts and nutmeg liquorice to come thru. Solid meatiness and wood phenol arrives in a sweet way with style. Grated wasabe with green tea, cherry brandy, teasing broad strength with underlying rubber and earthy nuances. Lively, zesty and oishi. (91/22)
    • Taste
      P- Instant dryness spreads in from the lip, with fat and rounded mouthfeel full of saline-d citrus peel. Solid structure echoes with the charmingly non-sweet 'wooded' fruitiness from the fine oak, love the impactful nature and as expected. (92/23)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, waxy lingers with earth spices, baked salt and chewy, seasoned old boots linger around the nose. (88/22)

      B/B- 90/22

      Weighted Rate- 89pt

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