The Glengyle distillery is a sister of the Springbank and Longrow distilleries on the peninsula of Campbell town. The whiskies straddle the styles of the maritime influenced peated malts and the softer sweeter Highland whiskies. This young distillery has just hit the 12 year mark on their regular bottling after years of “works in progress” and now have launched this peat venture with “Batch 1”. Aged in about half ex Sherry and half bourbon casks Batch 1 was bottled at cask strength of 118.6 proof and peated to over 45 ppm. We’re expecting a series of these peated expressions but this is the first one. We hope you like it
Kilkerran Heavily Peated Bottling Note “The whiskies from the Kilkerran range produced at Cambeltown’s Glengyle distillery have been impressive indeed, and this one continues that theme. Kilkerran Heavily Peated is, as you might expect, an enjoyably smoky expression that should convince any Islay enthusiast that peaty treats don’t just come from one Hebridean island.” -Master of Malt
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Cooked apples, campfire embers and a whiff of oat cakes.
Palate: More orchard fruit – now with a citrus hint developing. Green olive, biscuit dough, salted butter and cinnamon sweeties. F
Finish: Meaty malt and honey. Lingering peat smoke dryness.