Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
70% Bourbon / 30% Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 Jan 2017 7:16 pm by KonstUA

Average value

€ 39.90

4 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilkerran 12-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.62 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle of the first ever batch that I bought for 41 Euro in August, 2016.

    [November, 2016]  I emptied another bottle of the first ever batch on my own that I bought for 36 Euro in August, 2016.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90 both times.  My notes state a superb balanced and somewhat old stylish dram that is dangerously quaffable...

    PS:  Later batches are somewhat weaker, I scored them 87,5 points only.

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. crippos scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Good, probably one of the best tasting I ever had. Strong but not absolute balance, as the single elements of this whisky are quite discernable. A go-to dram? Nah...
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla and medicinal smokiness are the principal elements that made their appearance in the smell: at first the sweetiness prevails, then the smokiness raises above. All along, fresly cut grass raises and mixes with her two companions: at first they start a battle, then, as the drinking goes on, it joins them in their concert...
      Also: orange, dark chocolate notes.
    • Taste
      Medium consistency. Immediately noticeable the great difference from the smell: almost no sweetness -if not a hint, in the beginning -, and that leaves a lot of space for oak and spices with slightly bitter notes. White pepper. Good coffee feeling at the back of the tongue, fading in the finish. Slight mint freshness all along.
    • Finish
      Medium length starting with the coffee flavour, then the sweetiness comes back joining the oak - way lighter than before. A very dark "happy ending", like when you sympathise with an antihero in a movie and he just gently gives the good guy a lesson to remember.

  6. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (22) I'm not sure that my receptors are in the form of ... a generally good molt. Dense enough, not boring though simple (86)
    • Nose
      Aroma of warm, fruity ... malt and baking ... a board and a lemon ... an apple ... a little smoky ... linseed ... a fresh dough (22)
    • Taste
      Taste ... creamy ... spicy-apple ... acetone (21)
    • Finish
      Finish soft ... vanilla ... wood ... spices ... banana ice cream ... ginger ... a drop of paraffin (22)

  7. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    bottle is 16/363
    for the japanese
    beautiful, well made but i was expecting more after all the
    hype and rave reviews
    • Nose
      musky, farmy,
      somewhat floral, grass, grains, light caramel, oily butter, light earth,
      minerals, citrus
    • Taste
      rich, thick, sweet, cereals and grains,
      butter, light elegant sherry, citrus peel bitter
    • Finish
      short-medium, medium spicy, light
      wood, citrus, butter, sweet grains, cereals at the back with a touch of
      beautiful sherry

  9. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Does not oxidize very well. Only been opened a week and I'm on my third dram and it's be been all down hill from the first. The first dram was an easy 90, the second slipped and now, the third I like it even less. 

    It my very well be the flavour profile that is developing over time is not my cup of tea. It has everything I like in a scotch; oily, think, chewy, intense flavour a medium to long finish, but also a little bitterness on the finish. The flavour profile is light and fleeting and to me not all that interesting. 

    This is the third batch and I wonder what the other batches before this one are like? Does the third batch release contain lesser casks quality than previous releases?
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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