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Kilkerran Work in Progress 3

Progressing nicely

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@WTCReview by @WTC

2nd Dec 2011


Kilkerran Work in Progress 3
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This latest Kilkerran is in our Campbeltown tasting. Score is an average of us all. Kilkerran is made at the recently "reimagined" Glengyle distillery opened by Springbank in 2004. The rights to name whisky Glengyle actually reside with Loch Lomond distillery, so the output of the new Glengyle is called Kilkerran. The name Kilkerran is derived from the Gaelic name for the original settlement formed by Saint Kerran. The Kilkerran whisky was first released as a five year old whisky as Work in Progress 1 in 2009. The work in progress 3 is the latest version released in 2011.

Dominic says:

Vegetable oil, paprika, and green salad on the nose, and green apple, big full pepper and spice on the palate. There's a hint of mint in here, some youthful barley, and certainly this isn't the finished article. But there's lots to be excited by and the peat, pepper and prickly pear make for a beautiful picture, albeit one not fully in focus

Pat says: Nose: Very light with faint peat. Quite salty. Piney. Dusty wood. Tropical fruit. Palate: Coconut. Smooth and rounded and lightly spiced at first with the wood spices and peat growing, but with a lovely fruity, creamy edge and wonderful hit of vanilla at the end.

Tony says: Nose: young barley, not much else for me. Taste: Surprisingly full and rounded in the mouth from the first hit. This fades and leaves a fairly gentle peatiness. Not particularly long

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