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The Kilkerran 12-year-old single malt originates from the Glengyle Distillery in Campbeltown, which saw its revival in 2004. This expression, the Kilkerran 12 Year Old, boasts a mild peatiness and retains its natural oils due to the absence of chill filtration. It has been meticulously aged in a traditional blend of casks, with 70% coming from bourbon casks and the remaining 30% from sherry casks, resulting in a well-balanced and flavorful whisky. Tasting Note by Kilkerran:Nose: The predominant flavour is oak, which is followed by toasted marshmallows, dried fruit pudding, cherries, marzipan, and a faint tinge of peat.Palate: Orange peel and fruity notes are present at first, followed by flavours like vanilla, butterscotch, honeycomb, and digestive biscuits.Finish: There is an oiliness and a saltiness that you would anticipate from a Campbeltown dram despite being velvety and smooth with lemon meringue.
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Kilkerran's heavily peated single malt, crafted at the Glengyle distillery in Campbeltown, is a beloved expression. It matures in a blend of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, showcasing the distinctive Campbeltown qualities marked by bold brine and fruity notes. This edition also boasts flavors of smoky peat, freshly baked bramble apple pie, and sweet salted caramel, all leading to a creamy, lingering finish. Tasting Note by Kilkerran:Nose: Opens up to reveal citrus notes, vanilla cheesecake, rhubarb and custard sweets with delicate peat smoke.Palate: Freshly baked Bramley apple pie and sweet salted caramel. The peat is prolific yet well integrated. A fresh coastal influence evokes memories of a blustery, busy, sea sprayed harbour.Finish: Long and creamy. Notes of toasted oak and pencil shavings give way to a lasting sweet, fruity peat smoke.
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The seventh release of Kilkerran Heavily Peated offers a smoky and maritime character with a hint of fruitiness. Its aromatic profile includes notes of vanilla cheesecake, rhubarb and custard sweets, and a prominent peat smoke element on the nose. The palate features flavors reminiscent of Bramley apple pie, salted caramel, rich peat, and the essence of windswept beaches. Tasting Note by Kilkerran: Nose: The initial impression on the nose is reminiscent of the earthiness found in a forest, accompanied by the presence of raspberries, hints of oak char, delicate shortbread, and subtle notes of bonfire ash.Palate: The palate offers a generous burst of citrus and orchard fruit flavors, complemented by the delightful combination of honey-roasted nuts and the familiar taste of Caramel Digestives.Finish: The finish is characterized by the lingering essence of green apple, moist oak, a touch of salted pretzel, and the zestiness of lemon peel.
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Batch 9 of Kilkerran's Heavily Peated single malt is a highly sought-after small batch release, composed of 90% bourbon and 10% sherry casks. Bottled at 59.2% ABV without chill filtration or added color, it offers a genuine taste of Campbeltown's smokier whiskys. Tasting Note by Kilkerran:Nose: Notes of freshly baked shortbread, creamsoda, banana loaf and coconut shavingsintroduce this heavily peated dram.Palate: The creamy, vanilla notes carry through tothe palate in notes of buttered digestivebiscuits and custard creams.Finish: The peat is prominent in the finish, alongwith hints of gooseberries to round out this dram.
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This highly coveted single malt is a product of Campbeltown's Glengyle distillery, representing the cask strength expression of Kilkerran single malt. With a robust 57.5% ABV, this whisky delivers a rich tapestry of flavors, including prominent sherry and smoky notes. It achieved its distinctive character after eight years of maturation in a sherry cask, resulting in a delightful combination of dried fruits, spicy cake, and a peaty core. Tasting Note by Kilkerran:Nose: Roasted nuts, honeyed ham, and prunes sprinkled with cinnamon.Palate: There is an initial chocolate flavour, followed by red chilli flakes, ginger, oatcake, and peppercorns.Finish: Dried fruit is still present, along with a nutmeg prick.
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This is an exclusive yearly offering of cask strength Kilkerran single malt, hailing from the Glengyle distillery in Campbeltown. For this particular release, the whisky underwent an eight-year maturation period in a bourbon cask. It has been bottled at a robust 55.8% ABV, with no added colorants or chill filtration, preserving its natural qualities and bold character. Tasting Note by Kilkerran: Nose: This dram begins with a floral note that is reminiscent of elderflower and heather. There are hints of custard cream, vanilla, and a sweet note resembling foam bananas.Palate: There are first flavours of cocoa nibs and Iberico ham along with a smoky, earthy peat influence. Hints of pineapple and coconut signal the development of a tropical tone.Finish: A delicious biscuit note accompanies the lingering peat smoke in the finish.
Kilkerran Single Malt Scotch Whisky, hailing from the Glengyle Distillery in the historic whisky town of Campbeltown, marks a revival of traditional craftsmanship in one of Scotland's most storied whisky regions. Known for its distinctive character, Kilkerran expertly balances maritime notes with a subtle peatiness, underpinned by rich malt and hints of sweet vanilla and spice. The distillery's dedication to classic, small-scale production methods, including the use of worm tub condensers, imparts a unique complexity and depth to their whiskies. Each expression of Kilkerran is a celebration of Campbeltown's rich distilling heritage, offering a distinct, nuanced experience for whisky enthusiasts.