Kilkerran Work In Progress #6 – Sherry Wood

Kilkerran is the whisky produced at Glengyle distillery, opened in 2004 and the latest in Campbeltown. Every year since 2009 they’re releasing a ‘Work In Progress’ bottling.

The 6th batch is 10 years old and comes in sherry wood and bourbon wood versions. This year’s labels are pink.



Kilkerran Work in Progress 6 - Sherry woodKilkerran ‘Work In Progress’ 10 yo Sherry Wood (46%, OB 2014, Batch #6)

Nose: not extremely expressive, I would say, purely revolving around sugared cereals at first. It’s coastal and oily, so quite typically Campbeltown so far. A fairly light sherry influence of red berries and a caramelized nut sweetness. Subtle leafy notes. Some yeasty touches, something metallic too.

Mouth: dry and quite austere. The leafy notes are back, together with some bitter oranges and grapefruit peel. Herbal notes and hints of rubbery peat. Oily notes and brine. Pepper. Just a delicate sweet edge to take away some harshness.

Finish: medium long, on walnuts and ashes?

This Kilkerran has a pleasantly unmodern profile, but I think it’s still more on the interesting side, rather than being thoroughly pleasant. Around € 45.

Score: 82/100