Kilkerran Heavily Peated Single Malt (700ml)
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Glengyle distillery was founded by William Mitchell in 1872, and stayed in the family until 1919. After changing hands a couple times and being mothballed (a term referring to a distillery being closed while still preserving equipment and machinery for possible future use), the distillery was sold to J&A Mitchell in 2000. Four years later, Glengyle reopened and the first bottling of Kilkerran was released in 2009; a 5 year old expression titled “Work-in-Progress.”
The name Kilkerran comes from the gaelic word Cille Chiarain, which was the original name for Campbeltown- the scenic setting where Kilkerran proudly makes their distillate. In 2016, the annual release of Kilkerran’s 12 year old began which features a 12 year old whisky matured in 70% ex-Bourbon casks and 30% ex-Sherry casks. To round out their core range, they also produce an 8 year old cask strength and more recently, a 16 year old expression.
From the distillery: The nose opens up to reveal citrus notes, vanilla cheesecake, rhubarb and custard sweets with delicate peat smoke. On the palate, freshly baked Bramley apple pie and sweet salted caramel. The peat is prolific yet well integrated. A fresh coastal influence evokes memories of a blustery, busy, sea sprayed harbour. The finish is long and creamy. Notes of toasted oak and pencil shavings give way to a lasting sweet, fruity peat smoke.
This 9th batch of Heavily Peated weighs in at a robust 59.2% ABV, and boasts plenty of meaty smoke notes all the way through.