Kilkerran Work in Progress 5
70cl / 46%
- Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
The 5th in the Kilkerran Work in Progress series (distilled at Glengyle distillery in Campbeltown) is actually a pair of whiskies - a sherry and a bourbon cask matured whisky. This is the bourbon matured spirit, lighter than its sherry matured partner, with vanilla, fruit and spice in the mix.
Kilkerran Work in Progress 5 Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy A
Nose: Light but quite intense, with lemon sherbert, lemon butter icing and some lemon zest. Underneath there's some waxiness and touch of honeysuckle, along with a hint at some darker liquorice-like notes.
Palate: Richer than the nose suggests, with spiced sponge cake, light brown sugar and some caramel. There's also some darker woody notes appearing, with the liquorice hinted at by the nose complimented by some damp oak and woody spice.
Finish: Liquorice, butter and lingering barrel char.
Comment: It's definitely not the oldest dram in the world, but it's got a good punch of flavour - good spicy oak and some great darker notes to balance the up front sweetness.