Kilkerran work in progress 3rd release
Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
46% ABV, £31.95 for 70cl
What they say:
The third release from the Mitchell’s Glengyle distillery in Campbeltown. This one was bottled in June 2011, and it has a wonderful honeyed, chocolaty flavour.
Nose: Fruity with notes of apples, pears and rich briny peat smoke, alongside sticking plasters and barley malt.
Palate: Spicy and rich with notes of cedar, ginger, sweet pipe tobacco and malt, with more than a hint of oily, medicinal smoke.
Finish: Good length with tart citrus, pepper and pine resin.
What I say:
Spicy buns! Cardamon, cinnamon, heather honey, butter toffee with a slight savory note of toffee popcorn.
Like a silky smooth melted honey comb chocolate bar. Fruitiness present as crisp and very sweet red apples. Incredibly rich and buttery, like gingerbread cookie dough, yet fresh with hints of clover and freshly cut summers grass.
Alluring and warm… a great summers evening dram that leaves you licking your lips for more