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Kilkerran 2021 Release 16 Year Old Single Malt Whisky 700ml 46%
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The distillery’s oldest expression to date.
700ml: 46% alc
Age: 16 Years
Cask type: Ex-Bourbon, Ex Sherry
Bottler: Glengyle distillery
Release Date: 2021
Time certainly flies in the whisky world with Campbeltown’s very own Glengyle Distillery now releasing this glorious Kilkerran 16-year-old single malt annual expression. The whisky was created from a marriage of 75% ex-bourbon casks and 25% ex-sherry casks and similar to their “Work In Progress” series and all releases from Glengyle’s sister distillery Springbank, the whisky has not been chill-filtered with no added colouring. The whisky is also double distilled in the traditional Scottish style and is produced from lightly-peated malt at around 12-15ppm.
Unfortunately, Kilkerran bottlings are no longer a ‘best kept secret’ with small allocations making it to our shores and bottles snapped up around the world at lightning speed. This expression will sell out fast so, it’s limited to one bottle per customer.
Why the name Kilkerran?
The name ‘Kilkerran’ is used for two reasons. Firstly, because the name ‘Glengyle’ is already used for a blended Highland malt and Mitchell’s Glengyle Ltd were not able to purchase the rights to use that name that. Secondly, and more importantly, owners ‘Glengyle Ltd’ are very proud to be continuing the great Campbeltown Distilling tradition and the choice of name reflects that. Kilkerran is derived from the Gaelic ‘Ceann Loch Cille Chiarain’ which is the name of the original settlement where Saint Kerran had his religious cell and where Campbeltown now stands. Kilkerran is thought to be a suitable name for a new Campbeltown malt since it was unusual for the old Campbeltown