Kilkerran 12 Year
Peated Single Malt
Kilkerran // Campbeltown, Scotland
Released in August 2016, Kilkerran 12 Year is the highly anticipated flagship whisky from Mitchell's Glengyle Distillery in Campbeltown. Since Hedley Wright, great-great nephew of Mitchell himself re-opened the distillery in 2004, they've been releasing experimental "Work in Progress" whiskies while waiting for this one to mature. Lightly peated and double-distilled, 70% of the single malt aged in first-fill ex-bourbon casks and the remaining 30% matured in sherry. Non-chill-filtered without added coloring, it is bottled at 46% ABV.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typefirst-fill ex-bourbon and sherry
"Wow, where to begin? This has the bouquet of a feast. Bold smoked meat, butter cookies, grilled fruits, and milk chocolate. Smoke is noticeable throughout the palate. Herbaceous peat plays a smaller role but enough to give this an earthy dimension. Sweet vanilla malt and rich fruit are what tie everything together. The layered texture is great for something so packed with character. Add water to tame the smoke and embellish the fruit of this 12 year old savant."