First Look: Kilkerran 12 Year Old
It is one of the most anticipated new releases this year. Glengyle Distillery will release their first standard expression, the Kilkerran 12 Year Old, later this year on August 12th. I’ve now idea about the recipe for the 12 year old. How big of a percentage sherry casks will be used? We’ll have to wait till we get official word about that. But now that the label has leaked, we can at least see what the new 12 year old will look like. Based on the leaked label and on what previous bottles looked like, I made a little artist impression. Praise the Photoshop gods! 🙂
Glengyle Distillery is, as most of you probably know, Springbank’s sister distillery. Owned by the same company, Glengyle was re-opened in 2004 after a silent period of seventy years. Glengyle whisky is bottled under the name Kilkerran (the name of another long-lost Campbeltown distillery) because the name Glengyle is still owned by another company.
Their series of Work In Progress (WIP) bottlings have been big hits, ever since they released the first WIP back in 2009 up until the last two releases (a sherry and bourbon matured expression) in 2015. I can’t wait to taste the new Kilkerran 12 Year Old. Won’t be long now…
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.