Kilkerran (Glengyle) 12 Jahre 46% Vol Originalabfüllung
Kilkerran Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled at Glengyle Distillery
Abfüller: J & A Mitchell & Co Ltd Herkunft: Schottland Region: Campbeltown Alter: 12 Jahre Fasstyp: 30% Sherry Casks & 70% Bourbon Casks Alkohol: 46% vol. Flascheninhalt: 0,7 Liter
Beispielbild. Die Form der Flasche kann variieren!
ohne Farbstoff - Natural Colour
ohne Kältefiltrierung - No Chill Filtration
Serge Valentin: 90 Punkte
Nose: oak notes are dominant, followed by toasted marshmallows and dried fruit pudding, as well as cherries, marzipan and a hint of peat. Palate: initially fruity with citrus notes and orange peel, after this: vanilla, butterscotch, honeycomb and digestive biscuits can all be tasted and enjoyed..
Finish: velvet and smooth with lemon meringue, to conclude, there’s an oiliness and a saltiness that you’d expect from a Campbeltown dram.
Tastingnotiz von Serge Valentin, www.whiskyfun.com
That’s right, the first ‘regular’ expression of Glengyle/Kilkerran, after the various ‘WIPs’ that have almost all been very convincing. Although I preferred the bourbon versions, but that’s a matter of taste. Love the no-fuss label by the way. Colour: straw. Nose: pristine lemony/chalky/sooty start, then rather broken branches and a touch of liquorice wood, as well as hints of bandages and tiger balm. Perhaps barbecued herbs, perhaps thyme and rosemary? I can’t seem to find anything bad to say about this nose. Mouth: impeccably old-style, sooty, rather peaty, peppery, lemony, and really very salty. It is totally distillate-forward, which is always something we enjoy at WF Towers. I find there’s something ‘old Springbank’ to this baby that goes straight into my personal pantheon of readily available large-batch malts. Finish: long, with perhaps a few more notes of bonbons, but the salty tang and the lingering peppery peat still play first fiddles. Comments: ah, yes, I’ve got something bad to say, it’s a shame that this was to be expected, and that consequently, no good surprises could occur. I may write a letter… SGP:353 - 90 points.