- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- Barolo Wine Cask
- Number of bottles
- 61.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- The Nectar
- Added on
- 08 Nov 2015 10:21 am by Implar
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66 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 2007
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.77 points
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.
- 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.
- It's nice but it can't compete with the 2004 marsala cask for Bresser & Timmer which is smoother and has more complexity.
Peat dust, caramel, cherry, mango, orange, blueberry and limestone. With water also pineapple and roasted almond.
Peat, pepper, mango, caramel, blueberry. cherry and orange. Water adds pineapple and pita bread.
Pineapple, peat, mango, caramel, dark chocolate, spice and pita bread.
- A delightfully warm and sprightly dram.
Cut slate. Dirty oily note, like old engine oil. Light herbs, sage, melissa. Butter. Burned cookies. Orange cake. Melon. Rosewater.
Wet leather. Bitter gooseberries. Citrus rind. Liquorice. Salt honey. Black pepper. Menthol.
Long. Bitter chocolate and espresso. Dark fruits. Salt. Honey liquer.