Kilkerran 8 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
70cl, 57.1% abv
This is a limited edition single malt whisky from the Glengyle Distillery in Campbeltown. It is lightly peated, aged for 8 years and bottled at a cask strength of 57.1%. This is the 2019 release.
Nose: The peat aroma from the lightly peated barley is apparent from the off and some of the green apples which are becoming a feature of Kilkerran are also present. This whisky is like a favourite dessert, rhubarb crumble, stewed rhubarb, vanilla and all butter shortbread.
Palate: There’s an earthiness and saltiness, exactly what you want to taste in a Campbeltown dram. This is combined with icing sugar and puff candy which gives a sweetness to the whisky, along with milk chocolate and walnut flavours.
Finish: The peat remains, along with a sootiness, pencil shavings and a liquorice influenced maltiness.