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Glengyle Distillery 'Kilkerran' Sherry Cask Matured 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Campbeltown, Scotland

Glengyle Distillery 'Kilkerran' Sherry Cask Matured 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Campbeltown, Scotland

 

Glengyle Distillery 'Kilkerran' Sherry Cask Matured 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Campbeltown, Scotland

Overview:
A limited release for 2024, the Kilkerran Sherry Cask Matured 8 Year Old is a testament to the distillery's innovative spirit. Part of the annual cask strength series, this edition is fully matured in Oloroso Sherry casks, offering a rich and dynamic profile that whisky enthusiasts will appreciate.

Product Details:

  • ABV: 57.5%
  • Cask Makeup: Fully matured in Oloroso Sherry
  • Region: Campbeltown
  • Release: Limited Edition for 2024

Sensory Description:
Nose: Notes of soft peat smoke, leather-bound books, and sticky toffee pudding are present on the nose, creating a warm and inviting aroma.
Palate: The familiar rich and dirty character of the Kilkerran 8 Year Old Sherry series is clear to taste. Thick date syrup, blackcurrants, cherries, and redcurrants meld with a maritime coastal taste, delivering a complex and satisfying palate.
Finish: As the whisky develops, there are notes of ashy medicinal smoke, ginger, and chocolate oranges, leaving a lingering and memorable finish.

Distiller's Background:
A historic Campbeltown distillery reimagined in the 21st century, Glengyle Distillery was originally founded by William Mitchell in 1872 after a family dispute at Springbank Distillery. Despite economic challenges leading to a closure in 1925, the distillery was revived in 2000 by Mitchell’s Glengyle Ltd under Hedley G Wright, a descendant of the original founder. Wright’s dedication to restoring the distillery has played a crucial role in preserving Campbeltown's whisky legacy. The distillery’s renaissance began with its first distillation in 2004, leading to the creation of the acclaimed Kilkerran range.

The Kilkerran Name:
Due to trademark issues, the whisky produced at Glengyle is named Kilkerran, derived from the original Gaelic name of Campbeltown, ‘Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain’. This name reflects the distillery's deep connection to Campbeltown's whisky heritage.

The Campbeltown Region:
Once home to over 30 distilleries, Campbeltown's influence on the whisky world is profound. The resurgence of Glengyle Distillery has been pivotal in maintaining Campbeltown's status as a recognized whisky region. Campbeltown was identified as a protected locality in the Scotch Whisky Regulations of 2009, underscoring its significance in the whisky landscape.

Serving Suggestions:
The Kilkerran Sherry Cask Matured 8 Year Old is best enjoyed neat to fully appreciate its rich and complex flavors. For those who prefer, a splash of water can open up additional nuances. This whisky pairs beautifully with dark chocolate, fruitcake, or a selection of fine cheeses. Serve at a temperature between 60-65°F to enjoy its full depth and character.

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Limited stock: 1 left

Regular price $194.99 USD
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