Kilkerran Heavily Whisky Peated 2022 Batch No 6 57.4%
Offering an alternative to the usual lightly peated Kilkerran-The Batch 6 Heavily Peated release is every bit as good as previous batches. This release was crafted at the Glengyle distillery in Campbeltown which re-opened in 2004 after laying dormant for 79 years. Enjoy this complex cask strength whisky with copious amounts of sweet peat and maritime flavours.
|75% Burbon 25% Ex-Sherry
|Limited Edition Distillery Release
Kilkerran is the name of whisky produced at the Glengyle distillery situated in the town of Cambletown on the stunning Kintyre Peninsula, West Scotland. Killerran is a derivative of the name ’Ceann Loch Cille Chiarain’ in Gaelic which was the early settlement where Campbeltown is now situated. It was the same site where Saint Kieran had his religious cell. The Glengyle name is already used for vatted malt elsewhere so the decision was taken to call the whisky brand Kilkerran.
The distillery is owned by Mitchell's Glengyle Ltd and is one of only three distilleries that make up the Cambeltown whisky region. Glengyle was closed in 1925 and in 2000 the distillery was acquired by the owners of the neighbouring Springbank distillery. It was rebuilt and the first distillation took place in 2004.
Glengyle and Springbank have close links as they share the same operations employees. The style of whisky produced is slightly smoky having fruity, honey and butterscotch characteristics. The whisky is predominately aged in a marriage of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. In 2007 a limited release 3 year old was available there after, annually from 2009 to 2015 inclusive Kilkerran ‘Work in progress’ was released. The initial core 12 year old became available in 2016. There is now also a very heavily peated Kilkerran which takes up only a small part of the main production.
Kilkerran Heavily Peated 2022 Batch No 6 57.4%
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Toasted marshmallows and notes of leather bound books kick off this heavily peated dram, along with notes of lobster creels and tarred ropes by the seaside hinting at the characteristic maritime influence.
Taste: Sweet peat smoke with notes of honeycomb, gingerbread and mint. A fruity element develops over time in hints of pineapple and banana.
Finish: A peppery finish with notes of allspice, the peat smoke endures to the conclusion of this dram.
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