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What's going on with Kilkerran?

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By @Ol_Jas @Ol_Jas on 27th Jul 2015, show post

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@MadSingleMalt

@KRB80 , where are you?

If you like that Kilkerran 12, you should definitely grab those WIPs while you can. Obviously we'll not see them again, and they're totally solid—and interesting to "follow" as a series. Probably good trade bait for the future too.

3 years ago 0

@KRB80
KRB80 replied

@MadSingleMalt I'm on the RI/MA line. Thanks for the tip! I just picked up the WIP #5 - Sherry, and WIP #6 - Bourbon. They also had the WIP #4 but I passed on it for now. There is another store that has more of the #6 as well. I'm hoping to find the #7 somewhere.

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

@KRB80 , nice! I'd've jumped on that #4 too, but that's just me. The #4 is one apple I never got a bite at when it was current.

And yes, the #7 CS is the holy grail of Kilkerrans. I'm so glad to have two more in the bomb shelter.

3 years ago 0

@KRB80
KRB80 replied

@MadSingleMalt Awesome! Oh, I'll definitely be grabbing the #4 at some point in the future. To locate the #7 shall be my new mission though. lol

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@KRB80
KRB80 replied

Does anyone know if/when Kilkerran will be releasing another release of the 12yr?

3 years ago 0

@MadSingleMalt

@KRB80 , isn't it just "ongoing"?

I understand that the initial release—and only the initial release—included the little decoder ring card so that we could (finally!) understand which color WIP label indicated which edition. So if you're seeing the 12 without that little card inside the tube, then I think you're already seeing "another" release.

3 years ago 0

@KRB80
KRB80 replied

@MadSingleMalt I was just wondering due to it being sold out pretty much everywhere. A local shop has a few initial release bottles left and was wondering if I should stock up or not. I'm that much of a fan of this bottling!

3 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@KRB80, that's a simple question to answer. If you ask yourself "Would I be sorry if I discovered that I could not get any more Kilkerran 12?" and the answer is "yes", then you had better buy some more now.

3 years ago 2Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

I agree with @Victor .

I'm tempted to stock up on this initial release, even if the Kilkerran 12 does continue to flow like wine. How many Ardbeg lovers wish they had put aside a case of the Ten when it first returned a few years ago? This Kilkerran 12 might be turn out to be a new classic, and it'll be fun to have a stash of the originals.

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

Prompted by the recent WIP #7 review by @Pierre_W, I just spent some time perusing the official Kilkerran website. It features a really informative (if not too well-written) description of how they make whisky there, including plenty of "plot points" where they lean heavily on the Springbank facilities. Nice detail about their water source, filling strength, marrying periods, etc.—all sorts of good fodder for the whisky nerds.

www.kilkerransinglemalt.com/the-making-of/

3 years ago 3Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

Does anyone else think the "naming a distillery after a glen is a custom more usually associated with the Speyside region than with Campeltown" thing is kind of an odd point for them to always be making?

Especially, given that HALF of the other Campeltown distilleries are named "Glen Scotia"?

wink

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

Kilkerran Peat In Progress is now available in some US locations. A buddy spotted it yesterday at a Chicagoland Binny's.

59.3%!

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@MadSingleMalt I mean, 33% of ALL Campbeltown distilleries have "Glen" in the name. That can't be ignored...

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

@BlueNote, I try to always keep an eye on Kilkerran, at least when I can pull myself away from the rigmarole of industrial-waste fluoride being dumped on us from China.

11 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@MadSingleMalt I try to always keep an eye on the contrasts of US regional weather. A little snow forecast Halloween morning in Madison, Wisconsin, I see. Reminds me of my first wife from South Dakota, who always used to say, "We'd usually get our first snow around Halloween." I remember well those Wisconsin winters from my undergrad days in Milwaukee. Halloween weather? Mild with a lot of rain here in Maryland. I prefer what's taking place in Phoenix tomorrow, 77/46 F dry and sunny. .

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

@Victor, yep! Our pumpkins are covered in snow, and it was chilly out in the cemetery last night - but nothing some A'bunadh couldn't cure.

11 months ago 2Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@MadSingleMalt Lucky you didn't encounter any poltergeists. You have to be careful not to disturb the eternal sleep of the departed. Probably a small offering of A'Bunadh would placate them in a pinch. wink

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Hewie
Hewie replied

I know there a few of us here who love a Kilkerran. I tried but didn't buy a bottle of the Heavily Peated Batch 2 but watching this fun wee video of them doing tasting notes for Batch 3 has given me a serious hankering. Perfect to watch with breakfast (here and now). Enjoy smile Sorry facebook link only facebook.com/KilkerranSingleMalt/videos/…

15 days ago 3Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@MadSingleMalt - Just watched that link from three years ago. You know when some folk say the actual business of making whisky isn't that glamorous?! That guy could put you in a coma! grin

Joking aside, I do actually find knowing the specific weights and measurements quite interesting ... blush Making we want to crack my CS bottle.

15 days ago 2Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

My Heavily Peated (Batch 2?) was so disappointing, I'm really hesitant to buy another one, despite all the glowing reviews, despite people calling it the "Octomore of Campbeltown," despite my love for the brand, and despite my love of heavily peated whiskies.

12 days ago 0

Wierdo replied

It's not officially been announced yet from what I can tell. But the label designs have been leaked and it's a fairly open secret that Kilkerran are introducing a 16 year old as part of their core range.

tastydram.be/2020/09/…

6 days ago 2Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@Wierdo - I got to sample an older Kilkerran (although it was blind taste, initially) over lockdown courtesy of @cricklewood. From memory it was 15 yo but if this 16 is anything like that then it will be one I'll seek out.

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