We've been waiting patiently for 12 long years (enjoying the Work In Progress series in the meantime) and now, finally, the first core product has been released from Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery.
The distillery re-opened in 2004 following closure in 1925.
Kilkerran Single Malt is a lightly peated, double distilled whisky which is not chill filtered and has no added colouring.
The whisky marries bourbon and sherry cask aged whisky.
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.
Tasting notes courtesy of Springbank distillers.