Kilkerran Heavily Peated 70cl 59.3°
Kilkerran is a whisky produced in limited quantity by the Glengyle Distillery in Campbeltown.
Glengyle has restarted its whisky production since 2004. Kilkerran is still a rare product on the market.
This new edition "Heavily Peated" reveals the peaty side of Kilkerran. It is a Single Malt aged in Bourbon casks (55%) and sherry casks (45%). It has a phenol level of 84ppm*.
Kilkerran Heavily Peated has an undeniable peaty character that combines with the richness of its maturation. His profile develops on citrus fruits, smoke and vanilla.
*PPM - phenols parts per million, measuring the influence of the oily smoke peat infusing the germinated barley during the drying process. The longer the exposure, the highest the ppm value is. A well peated Islay whisky reaches a 40-50 ppm. But every whisky still develops its very own character and mouthfeel sensation, depending on the style of each distillery.
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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.