As a recent Campbeltown convert I had heard a lot about the cask strength Kilkerran that utilizes re-charred Oloroso casks for aging. This absolutely lives up to the hype with a surprising amount of jammy-ness that typically is only found in sherry bomb scotches that are 15+ years of age... I'm thinking there's a lot of much older juice in here beyond the age statement of 8.
Charred baking apples, a little citrus zest, dark chocolate, malt, bitter cherry
Transitions from malt to peat and leaves a lingering tannic peat with some sweet dark fruits on the retrohale. Drinks below its proof.
Drinks well below its proof, has the classic Campbeltown funk, huge sherry influence, and the right amount of peat! What's not to like? This baby very much lived up to the hype!
Definitely one worth seeking out!
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88 / 100