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Kilkerran 12 Year Old

Kilkerran 12 Year Old

Nose: oak notes are dominant, followed by toasted marshmallows and dried fruit pudding, as well as cherries, marzipan and a hint of peat

Palate: initially fruity with citrus notes and orange peel, after this: vanilla, butterscotch,
honeycomb and digestive biscuits can all be tasted and enjoyed

Finish: velvet and smooth with lemon meringue, to conclude, there’s an oiliness and a saltiness that you’d expect from a Campbeltown dram


Kilkerran Work in Progress 7 Sherry Matured

Released in 2015. Only 12,000 bottles available worldwide.

Nose: Toasted pink marshmallows spinning around fresh rhubarb and green apples. Toffee and treacle adds to the sweetness but an earthy note keeps this whisky well balanced and not overpoweringly sweet.

Palate: Heather honey and digestive biscuits. Creamy milk chocolate,black cherries mix with oak and wood spice. A truly complex andinteresting dram.

Finish: Dry nutty finish with some gentle peat lingering along with some further oak notes .. .. delicious.

Work in Progress (WIP) 7 Bourbon

Kilkerran Work in Progress 7 Bourbon Matured

Released in 2015. Only 6,000 bottles available worldwide.

Nose:  Green apples mixed with marzipan, hot baked vanilla buns. Gentle smoke and fruit notes.  After  15 mins, smell madagascan vanilla pod seeds in warm full fat milk.

Palate: Puff of smoke mixed with tangy apple, elegant & mature, very well rounded.

Finish: Long, smooth, luxurious.

Mitchell’s Glengyle Blend

Light and sweet, reminiscent of confectionary. With time to breathe develops aromas of marzipan and ripe soft fruits.

Palate: On the palate it is smooth and light with a slight smokiness towards the finish.

Finish: Leaves a nice malty sweetness on the palate. Very drinkable!

Kilkerran Work in Progress 6 Bourbon Matured

Released in 2014. Only 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Nose: Inviting and homely straight away. Ripe green apples, herbal sweetness and rich in sugar glazed apricots.

Palate: Its nuts! Rich oily walnuts, continuing the wholesome notes from the nose. More a work in perfection than work in progress, with a great, delicate balance between the sweeter fruit notes and lively spices. It is unmistakenly Campbeltown, so comforting and rich. It gets sweeter and stickier with a touch of water.

Finish: This dram is not for the impatient! Treat it like a cryptic crossword, give it time and enjoy this fabulous Campbeltown spirit.

Kilkerran Work in Progress 6 Sherry Matured

Released in 2014. Only 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Bold and Beautiful. Clear, but subtle, European red oak notes, a real sherry matured star.

Palate: The sherry notes goes deeper on the palate. Dark chocolate, dates, prunes, hard toffee, molasses and gingerbread syrup. Honey-BBQ coated ribs without any of the smoke.

Finish: This Whisky holds a great poise, almost ballerina like. There is a true harmonious balance between all the components in this dram. It has a seamless, resonant finish, echoing in a deep, loving, sherry tone.

Kilkerran Work in Progress 5 Bourbon Matured

Released in 2013. Only 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Nose: This is evidently a Campbeltown dram. The waxy, lightly smoky nose with hints of leather gives away the origin of this dram. Rich and creamy with hints of American cream soda, apricots, dark fruit and linseed.

Palate: Just like previous WIPs the tangy orange and citrus marmalade notes remains. A little bit sweeter than previous WIP releases, with clear presence of apricot jam. There is a great weight of Campbeltown sea air present. Very smooth and fruity.

Finish: Fresh, sweet yet dry finish.

Kilkerran Work in Progress 5 Sherry Matured

Released in 2013. Only 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Nose: Who’s chocolate orange is this? Dark chocolate, marzipan, honey covered dates and strawberries build up to a very rich and sweet ginger preserve. A very complex nose that doesn’t stop developing in the glass.

Palate: The honey covered dates return on the palate mixed with sultanas and black treacle fudge. This dram is as wholesome and tasty as a warm, toasted cinnamon and raisin bagel with real butter melting on top.

Finish: Medium, well balanced and round finish, presence of dark chocolate but surprisingly no evidence of peat.

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Kilkerran Work in Progress 3

Released in 2011. Only 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Nose: Spicy buns! Cardamon, cinnamon, heather honey, butter toffee with a slight savory note of toffee popcorn.

Palate: Like a silky smooth melted honey comb chocolate bar. Fruitiness present as crisp and very sweet red apples. Incredibly rich and buttery, like gingerbread cookie dough, yet fresh with hints of clover and freshly cut summers grass.

Finish: Alluring and warm… a great summers evening dram that leaves you licking your lips for more.

Kilkerran Work in Progress 2

Released in 2010. 18,000 bottles available worldwide.

Nose: Light and fragrant leading you into the dram gently.

Palate: Refreshing lemon citrus, hints of pear and just a dash of sherbet.

Masses of sweet vanilla immediately take over the taste-buds before the classic Campbeltown salt hits the tongue. Creamy toffee and butterscotch become apparent as the natural oils coat the mouth.

Finish: Light and fresh