- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition - Single Cask
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- Marsala Cask
- Number of bottles
- 57.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- Bresser & Timmer
- Added on
- 12 Dec 2015 10:58 am by 404fred
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Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 2004
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.31 points
- Blind tasting.
Rubber, cake baking mix, light peaty, fruity, nuts - walnuts and some very interesting and nice farmy notes which reminds me of Clynelish.
Floral, some dirthy eathy notes, leather, fruity - pear and pepper.
Malty, pepper, some peat, citrus and later vanilla.
Maritime, salty, light wood smoke, fermented grapes, peach, with time strong Federweisser, something tinny, then the smoke is peatier, cigar box
Very creamy, light peppery, salty, maritime, oak, burnt oranges
Oak spice, slightly bitter, orange peel, fermented grapes come back, licorice
- 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.
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.
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.
Long. French toast with sugar. Bitter berries. Woodspice. Slight hint of char or soot. Grape soda.
- An incredible finish! Very long and absolutely brilliant!
(way better -unfortunately- than the nose)
- An interesting profile showing big potential of the distillery.
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.
Rather mellow, sweet, with butter, vanilla pudding, white sugar, apricots and a tropical fruit salad. Slightly spicy.
Long with peat smoke interplaying with the fruitiness. A lot of pepper.
- Once you've become acquainted to it, this is a really addictive dram. 88/89.
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.
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.
Caramel, kaki, apricot, peat, chocolate and red pepper (the balls I mean).