Kilkerran, Heavily Peated Batch 3 (700ml)
Heavily Peated Batch 3
The latest release in the Peat in Progress series, launched in April 2020: the Kilkerran Heavily Peated Batch n°3.
This cracking Campbeltown whisky is matured in a combination of 80% ex-bourbon casks and 20% ex-sherry, bottled at cask strength. It is half a year older than Batch #2.
Nose: Roasted apples and poached pears, dusty oak furniture, a hint of espresso and some dried peels, vanilla cheesecake, rhubarb and custard sweets with delicate peat smoke..
Palate: Opens up with salted caramel sweetness, before smoke and oatcakes develop. There's a bit of flaky pastry dipped in coffee, sweet salted caramel, and another helping of cooked orchard fruit. The peat is prolific yet well integrated.
Finish: Long and creamy. Sweet, drying smoke remains on the finish.