At 16 years of age, this is the oldest Kilkerran released by Glengyle to date. It was aged primarily in bourbon casks (96%), with some Marsala casks used as well. Extremely limited production.
Initially delicate with herbal and citrus characteristics before opening up to reveal brighter and zestier notes with orange peel and tart lemon meringue pie. There is also a creamy, nutty aroma which develops over time and a hint of tropical pineapple.
A fleeting briny component reminds you that this is definitely a Campbeltown Single Malt.
The palate reveals layers of complex flavors. Cereal and malt notes are present alongside soft, dry peatsmoke, herbs, black pepper and tones of sandlewood and beeswax. The bourbon maturation allows a fragrant aniseed note to carry through from the spirit, which also lends a waxy texture to the dram.
The dry and ashy peat smoke influence continues as does the deep-rooted coastal brine. Overall this is a bright and complex whisky that is not overly sweetened from the bourbon maturation. It is fragrant, grassy and gently peated.
Bottle Size: 750mL