Kilkerran is the name of the whiskies from Glengyle Distillery in Campbeltown. The distillery was closed from 1925 until 2000 when Mr Hedley Wright, chairman of J&A Mitchell and Co Ltd, and great-great nephew of William Mitchell, original founder of Glengyle, bought it.
I have already shared my tasting notes on Kilkerran WIP 7 Sherry Wood and Kilkerran WIP 7 Bourbon Wood Cask Strength.
One of the ladies in the club bought a new whisky a couple of months ago. She served me the whisky blind – even without telling me at which branch of the State Monopoly she had bought it. She assumed that I would be able to guess the whisky if I could check the inventory of each branch 😀
Well, the whisky turned out to be Kilkerran WIP 6 Bourbon Wood. 9000 bottles were released in 2014 at 46 ABV. It is still available in Norway at NOK 750.
Young on the nose. Malty and fruity at first. The it becomes more fresh. I get mint, eucalyptus, camphor and citrus. Very fresh indeed! Fresh and cold on the palate. Mint and eucalyptus here as well. Nutty. Spearmint. The finish is dry and nutty. Ashes.
My score: nose 22 / taste 21 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 85
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