KILKERRAN

Region - Campbeltown, Scotland

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    The oldest independent family-owned distillery, Springbank is in the heart of old Scotch-making territory, Campbeltown. Founded in 1828 on the very location where Archibald Mitchell’s illicit still stood, the Springbank legacy is proudly continued by his great great great grandson, Hedley G. Wright. An inimitable legacy that finds its way into every dram of whisky it produces, Springbank commands respect from whisky aficionados the world over for its attention-to-detail and traditional production methods that guarantee the finest spirits.The pure mineral-laden springs from the Beinn Ghuilean mountain that feed the distillery also lend to its reputation.

     

    The distillery’s single malt whiskys — Springbank, Hazelburn, and Kilkerran — are made using three different production methods, and lauded as the most handmade in Scotland, with single every step of the traditional floor malting, maturation and bottling carried out within the premises.

    Kilkerran, 12 Years 

    46% Abv – 700ml

    This passion project yielded 10 explorative bottlings before the final whisky was released, and every drop of it is worth the anticipation. Matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, this lightly peated malt is a Campbeltown original, with all that distinctive saltiness, smokiness and sweetness building up to a memorable crescendo.

     

    Tasting Notes: A nose of smoky oak and the sweet notes of biscuit, fruit and marzipan lead you into a crisp palate of citrus that makes way for a delicate honeyed heather and vanilla. That much-loved Campbeltown saltiness makes its presence felt too before a smooth finish of lemony, herby meringue. The complexity of this dram will have you come back for more.