Kilkerran 12 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Campbeltown
  • Distillery Glengyle
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks & ex-Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • citrus zest
  • almonds
  • butterscotch
  • biscuit
  • ginger
  • toasted oak
  • marshmallow
  • apricot
  • smoky

Kilkerran

12 Year Old (0.7l, 46%)

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A wonderful twelve year-old Campbelltown Single Malt that strikes a perfect balance of sweet, smoke, savory, and spice.

William Mitchell was born into and extensive distilling family that owned three distilleries in the Campbelltown area. After a series of internal business squabbles, he broke away from the family to open his own. Thus, Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery was born in 1872. The facility was bought and sold over the years as these things go, but now the great-great nephew of William Mitchell — Hedley Wright — formed the J&A Mitchel Co Ltd in 2000 and re-opened for business producing a new Single Malt and helping to foster the rebirth of Whisky-making in Campbelltown. The first Spirit came off the stills in 2004.

Kilkerran 12 Year Old was released in 2016 — exactly twelve years after the the first Spirits dripped off the coils in 2004. This naturally colored dram is lightly peated and has aged 70% in ex-Bourbon casks and 30% in ex-Sherry casks. It is also not chill-filtered and bottled at a perfect 46% ABV. So, if you think about those stats you can understand how it is set up to be a well-rounded, balanced sipper with just the right amount of sweet, smoke, savory, and spice.


Smartass Corner:
The Single Malt took the name "Kilkerran" comes from the Gaelic name of the first settlement in the Campbelltown area — Ceann Loch Cille Chiarain. It was the location of the ascetic monk "Saint Kerran."
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Campbeltown
  • Distillery Glengyle
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks & ex-Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Harvest Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is quite nice with just a hint of smoke over notes of toasted oak, butterscotch, dried flowers, marshmallows, roasted almonds, and apricot jam.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with a nice mouth-feel and citrus zest followed by toasted almonds, shortbread, more butterscotch, and a hint of gingersnap.

Finish
The finish is very smooth with a lingering lemon oil note.
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  • citrus zest
  • almonds
  • butterscotch
  • biscuit
  • ginger
  • toasted oak
  • marshmallow
  • apricot
  • smoky
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Glengyle is using the name Kilkerran for its Whisky, since the name Glengyle is currently copyrighted by a blend Whisky company.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Glengyle is using the name Kilkerran for its Whisky, since the name Glengyle is currently copyrighted by a blend Whisky company.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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