Kilkerran 12 Years Old 70cl 46°
The first permanent edition of the Glengyle distillery since its reopening in 2004, the 12-year-old Single Malt Kilkerran is a nice surprise that follows on from the different "work in progress" versions that have been on offer so far.
Kilkerran 12 years is a slightly peated whisky which has benefited from maturation in Bourbon barrels (70%) and Sherry barrels (30%). It was bottled without cold filtration and without adding colour.
This expression is marked by notes of oak wood, citrus zest and almond paste.
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Established in 1872 and shut down in 1925, the Glengyle distillery in the Campbeltown region, has been reborn since 2004 with whiskies called Kilkerran.
The owner of the Springbank distillery, Hedley Wright, decided to reactivate Glengyle in March 2004, from which he bought the building and the remaining equipment in 2000.
All operations are conducted by Springbank staff, who also handle malting barley on their malting area.
The Glengyle distillery, on the other hand, retains its specificities with the practice of long fermentations, from 80 to 100 hectares and is equipped with two iron stills.
Its theoretical annual capacity is 750,000 litres of pure alcohol (the equivalent of just over 2.5 million bottles) but for its restart, Glengyle started modestly with only 30,000 liters per year (less than 100 000 bottles of 70cl to 46%).
The first Kilkerran whisky was released in 2007.