Monday, March 19, 2018

Tasting: Kilkerran 8 Years old Cask Strength - First edition

Kilkerran 8yrs – Cask Strength – First edition
Non-chill filtered

Distillery: Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery
Region: Campbeltown
Age: 8 Year
Proof/ABV: 56,2%
Cask: Bourbon
DK Price: $87USD/500dkk
Release: Limited Release

Points: 89/100

This is the first edition of Kilkerran’s 8 years old cask strength edition, released late 2016 as a limited edition bottling. In April 2017 The Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery decided to release a second edition, only this time around, bottled at 55,7% ABV. The last cask strength edition from the rather new Glengyle Distillery was the phenomenal Kilkerran WIP7 Bourbon Cask expression.

We have previously had our buddy Matthias Blau writing an article about Michell’s Glengyle distillery for us. Click here to read his article.

Lightly salty green apples with a hint of peat smoke, if that’s even a thing, but man I wish it where! Followed by vanilla and buttered white toast bread.  

More salty waves and raw sugary undertones, combined with milk chocolate.

Medium finish with lingering peat smoke and hazelnut.

Overall impression:
It’s no secret that I’m a Kilkerran fan boy, and this cask strength expression doesn’t disappoint. Absolutely amazing dram, and I’m thrilled to see, that it appears like Glengyle is going to release new editions of this whisky in the future.

Photo and Review By: Hasse Berg