Friday Flash Tasting August 30: New Scotch from Kilkerran 5 to 8 @ The Shop

Kilkerran's name is derived from the Gaelic name for Campbelltown "Cille Chiarain". It is the experimental arm of the of the most important  whiskies produced in Campbelltown: Springbank, Hazelburn and Longrow. beginning with a low peat version they are now crafting peated whisky one batch at a time. This is Batch No. 1 and just arrived. Come [...]

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Kilkerran Heavily Peated Batch Nine 118.4 Proof Single Malt Campbelltown Scotch Whisky 750mL


Kilkerran Heavily Peated Bottling Note “The whiskies from the Kilkerran range produced at Cambeltown’s Glengyle distillery have been impressive indeed, and this one continues that theme. Kilkerran Heavily Peated is, as you might expect, an enjoyably smoky expression that should convince any Islay enthusiast that peaty treats don’t just come from one Hebridean island.” -Master of Malt

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Cooked apples, campfire embers and a whiff of oat cakes.

Palate: More orchard fruit – now with a citrus hint developing. Green olive, biscuit dough, salted butter and cinnamon sweeties.

Finish: Meaty malt and honey. Lingering peat smoke dryness.

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Kilkerran 8 Year Bourbon Cask 111.6 proof Single Malt Campbeltown Scotch Whisky 750 mL

Tasting Note by The Producer

Nose: The peat aroma from the lightly peated barley is apparent from the off and some of the green apples which are becoming a feature of Kilkerran are also present. This whisky is like a favourite dessert, rhubarb crumble, stewed rhubarb, vanilla and all butter shortbread.

Palate: There’s an earthiness and saltiness, exactly what you want to taste in a Campbeltown dram. This is combined with icing sugar and puff candy which gives a sweetness to the whisky, along with milk chocolate and walnut flavours.

Finish: The peat remains, along with a sootiness, pencil shavings and a liquoriceinfluenced maltiness.

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