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 (0.75l, 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
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.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Glengyle Distillery was the first distillery that was opened (actually reopened) in the new millenium.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Glengyle Distillery was the first distillery that was opened (actually reopened) in the new millenium.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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