Kilkerran 12 Year Old

70cl / 46%
  • Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Kilkerran 12 Year Old
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The long-awaited first core product from Kilkerran – a 12-year-old. This lightly peated whisky has been aged in combination of 70% bourbon casks and 30% sherry casks. The distillery was reopened in 2004 after being closed for almost 80 years, and this bottling has been eagerly anticipated ever since.
Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old
Chill Filtered


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Orange Orange
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Salt (powder) Salt (powder)
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Butterscotch Butterscotch

Kilkerran 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose: Oak notes are dominant, followed by toasted marshmallows and dried fruit pudding, as well as cherries, marzipan and a hint of peat.

    Palate: Initially fruity with citrus notes and orange peel, after this: vanilla, butterscotch, honeycomb and digestive biscuits can all be tasted and enjoyed.

    Finish: Velvet and smooth with lemon meringue, to conclude, there’s an oiliness and a saltiness that you’d expect from a Campbeltown dram

8 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    22 June

    I've been sampling the work in progress releases over the years and impatiently waiting to try the first official Kilkerran malt and it is, frankly, fantastic. Smooth, rich, lively and easy to drink. No water required. Tastes older than it is and reminds me of 21 year old Springbank back in the days when I could still afford it. The only negative is that at the time of reviewing it's all sold out. Get it when you can. It's worth twice the price.

  • 5
    18 May

    Awesome stuff. A toss up between this and Benromach 10 for best whisky in price category.

  • 5
    5 March

    Best whisky of 2016 for the money, hands down.

  • 2
    14 November 2016

    Found it malty, biscuity, which might come from a short fermentation, but if not then Lactobacilli have been active enough to suppress acetate esters and ethyl esters and promote furfural. Oak is very noticeable also, suggesting a first fill cask. Some little smoke from either low level Peating 5ppm or a highly charred American White Oak releasing guaiacols into the spirit. Didn't find this remarkable tbh.

  • 5
    12 September 2016

    Excellent, complex, great value.

  • 5
    11 September 2016

    Green chilli jam is the best description I've heard of it so far! Its a brilliant pour for the money! Love it.

  • 5
    1 September 2016

    Superb, and truly incredible for the price point!

  • 5
    30 August 2016

    This is a beautiful whisky that has complexities. It's a smooth dram but also has a kick to it. An exceptional whisky especially when considering the price.