Kilkerran Campbeltown Heavily Peated Single Malt Scotch Batch 8
Kilkerran is the flagship whisky made by the Glengyle Distillery, Springbank's sister distillery just down the road in Campbeltown. Reopened just a handful of years ago in 2004 after 80 years of being shuttered, it makes for a wee grand total of three operational distilleries in Campbeltown, once the undisputed capital of whisky-making in Scotland. Their Heavily Peated releases are always bottled at cask strength and labeled "Peat-In-Progress", a nod to the fact that these releases are being done as the stock ages until they are eventually bottled under an age-stated label.
The nose is slightly mineral, with peat smoke apparent from the outset and a malty, cereal note.
Orchard fruits and the peat smoke becomes more prominent on the palate in notes of campfire embers.