Kilkerran 12 YO
Kilkerran 12 YO, 46 %
The young Glengyle Distillery in Campbeltown just recently released their first ever 12 year old whisky, the Kilkerran 12 YO. This whisky has been matured in 70 % ex-bourbon casks and 30 % ex-sherry casks. Kilkerran 12 YO was distilled in 2004 and bottled in 2016.
You can pick up a bottle of Kilkerran 12 YO in Sweden at SEK 562 (8971801). Unfortunately it is sold out in Norway (NOK 675, 6831001) and in the UK(GBP 35). I do expect this to be released in more batches, so be patient and you will get a chance to buy and try.
Nose: Fresh and dusty at the same time. Ripe apples and pears, ginger, hints of citrus. Something robust about it - almost earthy, but not quite. Vanilla and powdered sugar. The bourbon casks are very much dominating on the nose.
Taste: Rich and full mouthfeel. Honey and apples. Hints of dried fruits now, and a heavier sweetness. The sherry casks also making their presence known. There's some citrus notes here as well.
Finish: Medium long finish. The citrus keeps developing - light notes of lime and lemon peel. Rich and honey sweet all the way home.
Comments: A very solid whisky. Hurrah! Kilkerran is 12 YO.
Image from Master of Malt.
Sláinte! - Thomas