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Kilkerran Work in Progress 6 Bourbon Wood

Apricots by the sea

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@PandemoniumReview by @Pandemonium

8th Nov 2014


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I love Campbeltown whiskies, by that I mean everything of the Springbank range, not Glen Scotia. But it took me quite some time to eventually try the sister distillery of Springbank from the same owners.

I'll admit I've been missing out.

Nose: tones of apricots, honey, sunflower oil, with some underlying briny soft coastal notes.

Palate: very sharp (unexpected) on the palate, with an oily texture, almonds, honey, a touch of green apples, and a mix of soft fruits with mils peppery notes.

Finish: medium long and drying, sugared flavours with an endnote of dried prunes,

Not all what I expected, the palate came as a bit of a shock to me, it cuts like a knife. Didn't like it at the first sip, adored it at the last. Takes some getting used, so probably not for beginners, but to the seasoned malty mad heads under us I say, give it a go.

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Malt_Nuisance commented

Great review Pandemonium. I too am a huge Springbank fan and unfortunately have been ignoring Kilkerran. You're review has prompted me to get a bottle around the Holidays if I can find one. It's tough to find here in the states.

4 years ago 0

Pandemonium commented

They sell out quickly as they release only one batch (make that two: a sherry and a bourbon) each year. But according to some critics they've been improving year after year, so maybe you'll soon be able to buy the 2015 release

4 years ago 0

Ol_Jas commented

"I love Campbeltown whiskies, by that I mean everything of the Springbank range, not Glen Scotia."

There's gotta be somebody in marketing at Glen Scotia whose job it is to make people stop saying things like that. So far, I don't see them winning that fight.

2 years ago 0

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