Kilkerran 12 Year Old

Kilkerran 12 Year Old
Whisky Kilkerran 12 Year Old
Country Scotland
Type Single Malt
Cask Bourbon cask,Sherry
Age 12 years old
Abv 46%
Rating 82/100
Reviews of Kilkerran 12 Year Old
says on April 13, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

First impression: whoa, what's going on?! All these notes I've encountered before, but they hit all at once right away, potently, yet smooth as can be (no rough edges). It's vibrant like a 12, yet as smooth as a 21+ scotch. Roasted nuts, mint, tropical and citrus fruits, gentle peat to push the flavours, leaving a hint of ash behind, then some red and green apples. There's a lot to unpack, and a rush to do so before the flavours ease away.

says on March 26, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Ok

Nose

Figs, cherries,

Palate

Light tang, moves into honey vanilla

Finish

Spice, juniper

says on January 15, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 45/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Made in Glengyle distillery which opperated from 1872 to 1925, beside the main Springbank distillery. Kilkerran 12 YO - Lightly peated to 12 -13 ppm and non-chill filtered, and has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon casks (60%) and ex-sherry casks (40%) 46% abv. (ref IWS_28_1_21)

Nose

muted, perhaps a bit vegetal

Palate

some honey, herbal, rosemary. not very complex, a bit of custard. little if any peat though 12-13ppm

Finish

thin not very impressive

says on December 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

* * * *
Aroma: Süße, Rauch, Vanillepudding, Zitrus, Karamell, Röstaromen, Salz, Kräuter, Nüsse, Früchte, Tropische Früchte, Banane, Ananas, Getrocknete Früchte, Sherry, Maritime Noten,

Geschmack: Früchte, Süße, Vanille, Öl, Herb, Nüsse, Rauch, Zitrus, Gewürze,

Abgang: Früchte, Süße, Vanille, Rauch, Herb, Zitrus, Pudding,

says on September 10, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Old gold

General description

An interesting try, didn't stand out but has a nice light smoke to it, good on ice. Enjoying it

says on May 24, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

vraiment bien fait et bien équilibré je trouve. il lui manque de peu d'alcool mais bon je préfère les cask strenght donc pas forcément objectif. me tarde de goûter une version cask strenght pour comparer

says on May 17, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Pale staw

General description

Frischer und angenehm harmonischer Whisky.

Nose

Eiche, schwarzer Tee, Süsse (Beeren), Frucht (Kirsche), durchaus komplex

Palate

Kräuter, Lakritz, etwas Rauch

Finish

etwas Rauch, Frucht

says on April 25, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Vollmundig cremiger Malt mit maritimen Einflüssen sowie Vanille, Nuss und Caramel. Etwas im Hintergrund pfeffrige Würze und etwas Rauch. Mittlerer Abgang, etwas kräutrig-herb. Guter, spritzig-leichter Sommerwhisky, der ein paar Tropfen Wasser verträgt, um alles aus ihm rauszukitzeln. Gutes PLV.

says on April 20, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep copper

General description

闻香 刚开瓶时比较浓郁层次不是很分明,果香浓。开瓶后三五天,先是香草柠檬,然后是苹果

入口 苹果,柠檬香草蛋糕

尾韵 柔软,橘子皮,果香

says on August 23, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Superb! The best whisky I’ve drunk this year. Perfect, complex balanced savoury and peat flavour profile. An absolute delight of a whisky. Already bought a second bottle in reserve.

Nose

Beautiful. Opens with citrus freshness, mostly lemon but a hint of orange too. Then there’s underplays of cherries (glacé), espresso beans, definitely hay and hints of marzipan all beautifully accented by perfectly balanced whisps of peat.

says on August 21, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Yellow gold

General description

It has been matured in a combination of ~70% bourbon casks and ~30% Sherry casks.
I like this, it's reasonably complex and deviates from the usual tropes of honeyed, sweet and caramelized...
A really nice, interesting and complex malt with relatively little and gently cask influence. The Kilkerran 12 is superimposed neither by smoke nor by oak. Instead, there are intense barley and fruit flavors and a lot of maritime power.
I really enjoy the complexity and balance of the Kilkerran 12. This is definitely one of the best scotches available in it's current price range.
N-22, P-22, F-23, B-22.

Nose

slight smoky, vanilla, pear, tangerine, sea-weed...

Palate

dry sherry, pistachio, sweet barley, light peat, cooked fruits, sea-weed, soft iodine...

Finish

sweet spices, lingering green apples, citrus, bit smoky, pretty salty...

says on August 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 74/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Old gold

General description

interesting malt, herbal, sherry is hardly sensible

Nose

intense, herbs, citrus fruits, spice; light phenolic smoke

Palate

strong and spicy, citrus fruits, a little bit of herbal smoke, a very little bit of dark aromas

Finish

herbs, getting dry, hints of smoke

says on July 25, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

Initial vanilla and slight mint flavors, followed by some butterscotch. Sherry comes out late with a bitter oak finish.

says on June 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

The oily consistency is quite impressive on palate at first. Once you get used to it, this dram reveals a rich earthy and nuts flavour. Yes, Campbeltown malts have their own personality and this one looks more well pronounced than the one of the Springbank core range (10 yo). Complex and challenging for sure, even if not actually a dram I dream to come back to from time to time.

says on April 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Pale gold

General description

Funky and light. Much less interesting than Springbank.

Nose

Funk, salt, mineral.

Palate

Slightly oily, nutty, lemon, salt, apples.

Finish

Slightly spicy, lemon, salt, a little smoke.

says on March 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Old gold

General description

A beautiful Whisky with background smoke and sweet funk.

Nose

Apricots and ripe pears emanate from the glass, hand in hand with subtle and soft smoke, slowly giving way to cherry liquor and polished new leather. Resting the dram for a minute reveals more of the delicate smoke. A hint of seaweed in the distance and a note of wet wood make me think of a driftwood bonfire on a cool night at the beach. Spices and funk emerge and remind me of beef jerky.

Palate

The smoke is thicker on the palate, and shows it's herbal peat origin. This dram has an oily mouthfeel and coats the palate like sea water coats a boat deck. Salted Caramel milk candy and fresh apple pie come to the front, together with classic Sherry notes and tannins. Smoked Orange slices and cinnamon bark. Oak and more of that delicious Sherry.

Finish

A warm and lingering spicy finish with toasted oak. The empty glass gives a beautiful Wine bouquet with fruitcake and fresh smoke.

says on February 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

This is my cup of tea (or whisky as it were). Reminds a lot of the Springbank 10 yo. Sweet, floral, fruity, well balanced. Thumbs up!

says on January 31, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Old gold

General description

clean, light fruity sweetness, oak on the nose.

says on January 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Ungewöhnliche Geschmacksnote: Nasser Wollmantel? Klingt fies, ist es aber nicht. Hebt sich positiv von Standards ab. Sehr gutes PLV. Komplex und ungewöhnlich!

says on November 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

nice meatiness with strong spicy taste. opens up with more malt, not too much, with a few drops of water, still with the meaty, peppery taste ascendant. wish the fruits were more pronounced, but it's a wonderful and unique dram

says on October 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

light, floral, sweet

says on October 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweet, salty, dry

says on August 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 46/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Burny mcburn tonsils

Nose

zoflora toilet cleaner in a tyre fire

Palate

grapefruit, burnt toast, white pepper,

Finish

pepper and finally a bit of sweetness. for gods sake add some water!

says on May 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Extrem breites Geschmacksbild. Preis/Leistung phänomenal

says on April 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

In der Nase ein wenig scharf gefilgt von viel frucht (Birne, Honigmelone) und etwas Rauch.
Sehr angenehm im Mund, etwas Pfeffer, Vanille und hinten nach ein einzigartiger Nachgeschmack, den ich nicht genau zuordnen kann (Schinken?).

Insgesamt ein sehr runder whisky.

says on April 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Lekkere

says on January 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

PLV ist sensationell! viele verschiedene Geschmäcker aber keiner ist dominierend...herrlich

says on June 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

lovely subtle complexity: salty with hints of sweet fruit, herbal touches and some nutts and mild peppery spice. no more than 2 or 3 drops of water bring out the best in all the flavours. pour it and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. lovely whisky!

says on March 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Old gold

General description

fantastic Campbeltown malt. salty and floral with a hint of smoke

says on February 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

great profile. love the style of this malt

says on February 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Lekker

says on October 25, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

A lovely, oily mix of smoked herbs and salted fruit.

Nose

Malt, a full basket of apples, some herbs and delicate smoke.

Palate

Lovely oily texture. Brine, rosemary, lime, papaya and peppery mango.

Finish

A longer finish would've been nice. Salt, pepper and buttered popcorn linger on for a bit.

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Flavour profile

  • Pepper
  • Herb
  • Fruit
  • Smoke
  • Peat
  • Oily
  • Lemon
  • Good
  • Apple
  • Old
  • Light
  • Green apple
  • Custard
  • Sherry
  • Sugar
  • Orange
  • Earthy
  • Wood
  • White pepper
  • Wax
  • Vanilla
  • Thick
  • Salt
  • Ripe
  • Pear
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