With a great first official whisky, Kilkerran 12 year old, and a bunch of fantastic W.I.P.’s, the Glengyle distillery is now back with another release, the Kilkerran 8 year old. A few years younger than its older brother, but this one is bottled at cask strength. So let’s no longer wait and see what this youngster has to offer.
This Kilkerran has matured in bourbon casks and is bottled at 56,2% ABV.
Kilkerran 8 year old tasting notes:
Nose: Plenty of vanilla. Some fresh lemon. Somewhat briny and lightly peated. Green apples. When adding water it becomes saltier.
Taste: Quite an oily mouthfeel here. Lemon for starters, followed quickly by a hint of peat. A lot of vanilla here as well. A hint of liquorice. And Slightly peppery, I would say white pepper. With water: Saltier, but also more fruitful.
Finish: A long finish, with white pepper and liquorice.
Another great release from the Glengyle distillery, although I like the 12 year old better. But it seems that they can stick to the quality we have seen from the previous releases, which I think is very welcome today. I’m curious what the next release is going to bring!