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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KILKERRAN
Bright medium-light golden yellow colour Intense, slightly spicy, faintly smoky, attractive, honeyed, floral nose with some plummy-caramel notes. Intense, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, harmonious, slightly spicy, ripe plum-caramel flavours with a lingering, harmonious, lifted, faintly smoky, floral finish. This well textured 12-year old has 46% alcohol. CSPC 524181
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Con Oen
Country Scotland
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Honeyed, Spicy, Ripe
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Appearance: It has a warm, light gold color. Nose: On the nose there are dry honey notes with persistent floral aromas followed by hints of butterscotch, dry heather and some cereal/short bread elements. There is also just a hint of brine, like a warm summer sea breeze. With a little water some of the sherry inspired dried fruit notes become more noticeable. Palate: On the palate it has a creamy texture and a more substantial mouth feel than its appearance would suggest. There is pepper, but with a bit of sweetness, as in a sweet chili spread or a pepper infused marmalade, followed by slight citric notes and elements of cinnamon spice and vanilla. There are also hints of smoke and light medicinal notes. The finish is long, with a distinctive dry pepper capsaicin quality set against a slightly sweetish background note. The combination of vanilla notes and dry pepper give the whisky a bit of an old fashioned gingersnap character. Score - 90 (Joe Micallef, thewhiskeywash.com, Aug. 5, 2016) Price $ 87.95
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 28, 2017
Cases bought 100 (6 bottles per case)

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