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Kilkerran 2007

Overall rating
86.78/100
votes
66
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
05.2007
Bottled
23.10.2015
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Barolo Wine Cask
Number of bottles
276
Strength
61.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
610854001667
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
08 Nov 2015 10:21 am by Implar
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179,00

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66 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 2007

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. MikerG2k scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Outstanding

    I first tried this bottling for The Nectar at the Spirits in the Sky 2015 festival. I felt it was sublime. We are now more than 6 months later. High time to try this one again, from the sample that I scored at the festival. This Kilkerran was finished on a Barolo wine cask and bottled at a whopping 61%. It has a bright copper color and sticks to the glass.

    The nose is very mineral with a sweet and sour note of mango, pineapple and organs, but also slate, motor oil and rosewater. Strange herbal side on parsley and sage. A few moments later it turns a whole lot sweeter on caramel, cherries and mirabelles. I am already a fan!

    Despite the high ABV, it is quite quaffable – albeit carefully – and wonderfully sweet. Mango, pineapple, cherris, peach and oranges. The oranges dominate. Mild bitter touch. Grapefruit? But it cannot deny its roots. Leather, liquorice and peat turn up. Nicely balanced, by the way. A leaf of mint keeps it fresh.

    The finish is very long on honey, black pepper and orange zest. At the death, a sudden and unexpected salty note appears.

    Beautiful and complex Kilkerran that took advantage of the wine cask, which is not an easy feat. Outstanding is the word I am looking for.

  7. Gaija scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting take on unconventionnal wine-finishing. Instead of what could be expected as a grapy tannic overly-sweet maturation unsettling the young spirit, it's actually very well put together with a great dryness all around. It's very precise and sharlply-structured, like a shiny cube whereas glenfarclas 15 would be a dusty sphere if you get my point. Quite herbal / spicy (cinnamon and nutmeg) and mineral (that's the distillate here). Very fairly priced at time of release, less so nowadays.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It's nice but it can't compete with the 2004 marsala cask for Bresser & Timmer which is smoother and has more complexity.
    • Nose
      Peat dust, caramel, cherry, mango, orange, blueberry and limestone. With water also pineapple and roasted almond.
    • Taste
      Peat, pepper, mango, caramel, blueberry. cherry and orange. Water adds pineapple and pita bread.
    • Finish
      Pineapple, peat, mango, caramel, dark chocolate, spice and pita bread.

  9. Shane_IL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A delightfully warm and sprightly dram.
    • Nose
      Cut slate. Dirty oily note, like old engine oil. Light herbs, sage, melissa. Butter. Burned cookies. Orange cake. Melon. Rosewater. 
    • Taste
      Wet leather. Bitter gooseberries. Citrus rind. Liquorice. Salt honey. Black pepper. Menthol. 
    • Finish
      Long. Bitter chocolate and espresso. Dark fruits. Salt. Honey liquer. 

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