Kilkerran 12 Year Old

Spicy, Maritime, Costal
Glengyle Distillery is one of the few distilleries in Campbeltown. After a long period of closure, it was reopened by Springbank at the beginning of the 21st century. Although Springbank and Glengyle are run as separate companies, in some ways they belong together. Glengyle bottles single malt whiskies under the Kilkerran brand. The 12-year-old, non-chill-filtered and non-coloured whisky is the current core range.
Kilkerran 12 Year Old
Kilkerran 12 Year Old (@whiskyedition)
Single Malt Whisky | 12 Year Old | 46,00 % ABV. | 70,00 €/l | Glengyle Distillery | produced in Scotland (Campbeltown) | Whiskybase ID 192360


On the nose, there is a sweet smoke that is not overdone. There is also a good amount of oak and a sweet nuttiness, almost like marzipan. Once you get used to the peatiness, the fruity notes of cherries, plums and blueberries come to the fore.


The first thing that strikes you about Kilkerran is its oiliness. On the palate we find honey, a hint of vanilla and citrus notes. There is also a maritime saltiness, earthy-sweet peat smoke and a touch of oak.


The finish is medium long, again salty and maritime. The oiliness leaves a pleasant sensation in the throat. We think of a fresh lemon roll.


Glengyle offers what you expect from a Campbeltown Malt without the unnecessary hype. We found an exciting and complex aroma composition, which we personally found a little unbalanced by the smoke. The malt is very good in terms of quality, but for us not entirely convincing in terms of taste.

Rating: 78/100 - Very Good (Marcel: 77 | Sascha: 79)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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