Kilkerran Work In Progress #4
Peated Single Malt
Kilkerran // Campbeltown, Scotland
Founded by William Mitchell in 1872 but ceasing distillation in 1925, the Glengyle Distillery has been used for various other purposes over the years (none of them for distilling). In the year 2000, three quarters of a century later, Glengyle has re-opened and become Campeltown’s oldest newest distillery. They source water from Crosshill Loch, same as its neighbor Springbank. This was released in 2014 with 9000 bottles.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"It begins with the sweet smell of orange peel and honey, and turns to ripe pear and a medium smoked mid-palate. An interesting characteristic is its finish where the smoke and peat fight a little creating an effect similar to licking a 9V battery. Kilkerran is definitely sweeter than its competitor, Springbank, but this expression backs Campeltown’s character in a refreshing way. "