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Kilkerran 2004

Overall rating
87.63/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - Single Cask
Vintage
05.2004
Bottled
11.2015
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Marsala Cask
Number of bottles
264
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/512
Barcode
610854001780
Bottled for
Bresser & Timmer
Added on
12 Dec 2015 10:58 am by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.86

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115 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 2004

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.63 points

  1. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Rubber, cake baking mix, light peaty, fruity, nuts - walnuts and some very interesting and nice farmy notes which reminds me of Clynelish.
    • Taste
      Floral, some dirthy eathy notes, leather, fruity - pear and pepper.
    • Finish
      Malty, pepper, some peat, citrus and later vanilla.

  3. schero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Maritime, salty, light wood smoke, fermented grapes, peach, with time strong Federweisser, something tinny, then the smoke is peatier, cigar box
    • Taste
      Very creamy, light peppery, salty, maritime, oak, burnt oranges
    • Finish
      Oak spice, slightly bitter, orange peel, fermented grapes come back, licorice

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Shane_IL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is quite an unconventional dram, lots of new notes here for me. Not exactly my cup of tea, but very interesting to sit on for a bit.
    • Nose
      Quite a unique nose. Caraway. Asparagus. Wet anise plants. Basil. Some underlying winey notes, tannins, grapes. Below that a layer of campbelltown herbal peat and some old BBQ fat. Some more traditional fruits (pears, canned pineapple) and leather. 
    • Taste
      Lots of sweet wood notes. Wood oils. Sandalwood. Woody vanilla. Maple (the less sweet grade B stuff). Red fruits. Light spices, like cinnamon mixed with sugar. Some dry tannins on the swallow, maybe also some cherry-menthol lozenges. 
    • Finish
      Long. French toast with sugar. Bitter berries. Woodspice. Slight hint of char or soot. Grape soda. 

  8. wundsheim did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An incredible finish! Very long and absolutely brilliant!
    (way better -unfortunately- than the nose)

  9. p4blo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An interesting profile showing big potential of the distillery.
    • Nose
      Bonfire smoke comes first, a bit of wet hay and rotten meat follows shortly. After a while some notes of liquorice are countered by the fruitiness of pineapples, bananas and mangos. Quite complex.
    • Taste
      Rather mellow, sweet, with butter, vanilla pudding, white sugar, apricots and a tropical fruit salad. Slightly spicy.
    • Finish
      Long with peat smoke interplaying with the fruitiness. A lot of pepper.

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Once you've become acquainted to it, this is a really addictive dram. 88/89.
    • Nose
      Toffee and chocolate milk upfront, disguising the typical Campbeltown profile a bit but not for long. Also pepper and peat. Then blueberry, cherry, banana and after a minute also kaki fruit. When adding water also some dried date and nutmeg. A very pleasant, fantastically balanced smell.
    • Taste
      A bit of a struggle between the cask and the character of the spirit initially. Chocolate milk, blueberry, candied cherry, mango, peat, pepper, date, dried apricot and cranberry all fighting for their place. Some water or simply patience seems to make it more integrated, or it might be me becoming more used to this combination.
    • Finish
      Caramel, kaki, apricot, peat, chocolate and red pepper (the balls I mean).

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