Kilkerran is the small Campbeltown distillery, Springbank's “cousin”.
This 16-year-old, which appeared in 2020, is the final result of a series of previous products called Work in Progress, which testified to the work carried out in the distillery for its reopening.
The Kilkerran distillery was founded in 1872 by William Mitchell, son of Archibald Mitchell, founder of the nearby Springbank.
Glengyle has adverse fortunes and is closed permanently in 1925.
Let's now take a step forward until November 2000 when Mitchell Glengyle Limited led by Hedley Wright (Springbank) and great-great-grandson of William Mitchell, announces the purchase of the old Glengyle buildings, the distillery thus returns to the hands of the family founded it.
The first distillate of the reborn Glengyle comes out of the stills on March 7, 2004 yes, exactly 16 years ago ...
The Glengyle distillery reopened in 2004 after closing in 1925.
Kilkerran Single Malt 16 years, produced with double distillation, is slightly peaty and is a single malt aged exclusively in former bourbon barrels.
Kilkerran Single Malt 16 years is bottled at 46% is not cold filtered and has no added colorings.
The few bottles produced make the Kilkerran 16 years a real limited edition.
Aroma: mix of floral and pastry notes, shortcrust pastry, lemon meringue and fresh grass with hints of pineapple and a slight marine hint.
Palate: Kilkerran Single Malt 16 years is complex with notes of aromatic herbs, cereals, beeswax, pineapple, apricot and black pepper and a hint of peat.
Final: Velvety and smooth with lemon and vanilla meringue. Oily and salty as one would expect from a Campbeltown malt.
Whiskey Kilkerran Single Malt 16 years can be combined with a good cigar such as Aurora ADN or a balanced Davidoff Nicaragua.