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Kilkerran Work in Progress 1


Released in 2009. 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Nose: An initial burst of sweetness leads you into a fruity, spicy aroma with a hint of phenols and smoke at the end.

Palate: Cloves, more fruity sweetness. Still a Work in Progress this whisky is already lively, zesty and full of flavour. A classic Campbeltown whisky, Kilkerran reveals a briny, smokey character on the palate. Very creamy and oily.

Finish: The sweetness lasts all the way to the finish as vanilla flavours linger on your tongue

Product Launch 28th May 2013

Product Launch

28th May 2013

Kilkerran Work In Progress Bourbon matured single malt, 46%ABV and Kilkerran Work In Progress Sherry matured single malt, 46%ABV launched with a bang! Available in a shop near you from early June onwards…



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June 2013

19th of June, tasting for the Potstill Ladies whisky club. The Potstill pub, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

24th of June, Tasting and launch party at secret venue in Copenhagen. Launch party with a new importer in Denmark.

25-27th of June, tastings in Stockholm, Sweden. Times and places to be confirmed.

September 2013
2nd – 7th of September, Kilkerran Tasting Tour of Belgium with The Nectar. Specific times and places to follow.

Open Day 2014

Open Day 2014

Next years Open Day will be held at Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery. This is the year when our single malt turns 10 years old and we are planning a HUGE party that will last for days. There is talk of a Kilkerran Ceilidh, some amazing tastings, market stalls, live music, local food and ofcourse the main event – we’ll be revealing our six pack. The first six casks filled from the very first spirit run at Mitchell’s Glengyle were set aside to be bottled as 10 years olds. The six casks are of different wood types and were selected in conjunction with Willie Taylor at Broxburn Cooperage to ensure that the casks were of the finest quality prior to being filled. We’ve got a fresh Oloroso cask, fresh Fino cask, fresh Demerara cask, fresh Madeira, fresh Port cask and a fresh Bourbon cask. The Six pack set is limited to 700 of each wood type, all at 46% ABV. There will be a tasting on the day, trying all of these beauties.

Open Day 2013

Open Day 2013

This years Open Day was held at Springbank Distillery, and it was a great success! We had visitors from every corner of the world present. On the Wednesday night, 22nd May there was a very exclusive dinner held in the Kiln at Springbank. The dinner was hosted by Frank McHardy (Director of Production) and Gavin McLachlan (Distillery manager of Springbank and Mitchell’s Glengyle). Wine, champagne and very special whisky was drunk and a delicious meal with Scottish delicatessen was consumed. Everybody left the kiln with a smile on their face.

The Open day started at 11am on the 23rd of May, there was a market on the bottling hall carpark with local businesses displaying their goods, a beer tent serving Loch Fyne Ales and a special Brew called Fynebank, beer brewed using Springbank malted barley! We had live music, Alan Anderson (the Whisky Stand up comedian), tours of both distilleries and a huge BBQ.

On the Friday, for the brave, there was the annual golf competition at Machrihanish golfcourse. There were some sore heads, but the fresh air did them all the good!

Trade events

Trade events

June 2013

Saturday 1st of June, Ayrshire Whisky Festival, Scotland, UK

July 2013

Saturday 6th of July, Tarbert Seafood Festival

Saturday 20th of July, Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival

October 2013

7th of October, Dugas Expo Day in Paris, France.

November 2013

9-10th of November, Spirits in the Sky festival in Leuven, Belgium

16th of November, Glasgow Whisky Festival, UK

28th of November – 1st of December, Whisky ships in Zurich, Switzerland