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.
Kilkerran 8 Year old Cask Strength is the first limited release bottling from Mitchell’s Glengyle. Matured in 100% bourbon casks, there will be approximately 9,000 bottles.
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 liquorice influenced maltiness.
Tasting notes courtesy of Springbank distillers.