Kilkerran, Heavily Peated Batch 4 (700ml)
Heavily Peated Batch 4
The latest release in the Peat in Progress series, launched in April 2020: the Kilkerran Heavily Peated Batch n°4.
This cracking Campbeltown whisky is matured in a mix of 80% ex-bourbon and 20% ex-sherry casks, bottled at cask strength.
Nose: A strong maritime influence evokes memories of fishing boats in the harbour and sea salt being carried on the wind.
The sweet peat smoke is intense and welcoming as it fills the glass, like a smoldering blackened marshmallow on the campfire.
There is a floral earthiness reminiscent of native blooming wild heather.
Palate: It's a complex whisky and tastes beyond its years.
Peat smoke dominates with malty undertones of crushed digestive biscuits.
A liquorice note develops as it opens up and there is a hint of sweetness, like sticky honey glazing.
Finish: The finish is long with the strong peat smoke influence remaining alongside malty, cereal characteristics.
A slight oakiness is detectable and coastal maritime flavours endure.