Here I am, finding myself in a wooden cabin somewhere in the middle of Norway. Taking a well-deserved vacation, and so far we’ve been extremely lucky with the weather. However, the weather in this beautiful Scandinavian country can be rather unpredictable. It has been raining non-stop today, despite the forecast predicting a dry morning. Oh well, having a lazy day can be enjoyable too from time to time, and so I have taken this opportunity to write a review of the Kilkerran 8 year old batch 8.
I was delighted to discover that there was a bourbon variant available in addition to the sherry release, as it had been absent for a few good years. I have always had a preference for bourbon casks, and since I had already tried the sherry edition the previous year, it was an easy choice for me. So let’s see what this one has in store.
This Kilkerran was bottled at a strength of 55.8% ABV.
Kilkerran 8 year old batch 8 tasting notes:
Nose: a subtle hint of earthy peat, quickly followed by a farmyard smell. Cereals. A blend of vanilla custard and caramel fudge. Then a hint of lemon, but also pears and apples. Finally a chalky note.
Taste: a lovely oily mouthfeel. That earthy peat again, but more prominent than the nose suggests. There are also mineral notes and some salt. Some vanilla custard in the back. Followed by fresh lemons and grapefruit. A touch of black pepper.
Finish: mid-long, with black pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Lemons and chalk.
A delicious and flavorful dram, which has Kilkerran’s typical characteristics. Yes, this is rather good! 🙂