15yo Kilkerran’s for everyone! (Part 2)

Here we go! Today we gonna try five more Kilkerran 15yo and try to find some good booze!

Kilkerran 15 yo 2004-2019 (51.8%, OB, Beija Flor – Italy edition, Port Wood, 144 bottles)

Colour: Deep copper.
Nose: Some alcohol, solvants, tobacco, raisins, leather wood and gentle smoke.
Mouth: The alcohol integration is not good. It’s quite round with caramel, raisins, ripe plums, wood, bitter coca and hints of grilled meat in the background.
Finish: Medium. More grilled meat, raisins and leather.

There is way too much alcohol, it’s just agressive but I liked the charcoal grilled meat notes though.

Score: 83

Kilkerran 15 yo 2004-2019 (51.2%, OB, Lago Imports – Denmark edition, 10yo Port pipe + 5yo Ref. bourbon hogshead, 192 bottles)

Colour: Deep copper.
Nose: There is again way too much alcohol! Heck, just why? Solvants, varnished wood, leather, orange peels, raisins, smoke, rubber, plums.
Mouth: The alcohol integration is not really good. Rubber, solvants, wood, smoke, ashes, leather, pine candies. The alcohol override a lot of those flavours, that’s a shame.
Finish: Long. Cold ashes tobacco, liquorice, pine wood freshness and honey roundness. Good balance, it finishes pretty well after all.

Overall, this bottling has lot of flaws. The best part of this dram is the finish one more time, it’s starting to be frequent isn’t it?

Score: 84

Kilkerran 15 yo 2004-2019 (51.5%, OB, Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft – Germany edition, Port pipe & refill bourbon hogshead, 246 bottles)


Colour: Deep copper with auburn hues.
Nose: Alcohol again (I’m starting to get used to it), solvants, fresh plums, dusty leather, red berries, raisins and bitter cocoa.
Mouth: The alcohol integration is not really good and the overall feeling is that it’s just too round. Candied red berries, cramberries, caramel, rubber, leather, gentle smoke and some lovely pine wood freshness. (at least)
Finish: Long. It’s spicy and dry with mineral notes in the background. Mostly red berries, chalk and bitter cocoa.

The overall presence of alcohol and sweetness is killing this dram, hope the oloroso’s bottlings are gonna be better honestly!

Score: 83

Kilkerran 15 yo 2004-2019 (52.6%, OB, Dugas – France edition, Oloroso sherry butt & refill bourbon hogshead, 246 bottles)


Colour: Deep brown.
Nose: There is too much alcohol at first. Plums, figs jam, black pepper, wood smoke, anise star and hints of camphor.
Mouth: The alcohol integration is quite good. Ripe plums et figs jam at first, then come some caramel, roast walnut, coffee and dusty leathery notes.
Finish: Coffee, leather, raisins, figs, plums, leather, black pepper and hints of pine wood adding some freshness to the finish.

Once more the finish surpasses everything. That’s a pretty good typical sherry asides of that.

Score: 87

Kilkerran 15 yo 2004-2019 (51.5%, OB, Pacific Edge – USA edition, Oloroso Wood, 280 bottles)


Colour: Deep brown.
Nose: Leather, raisins, plums, pepper, candied orange peels, wood smoke, figs jam.
Mouth: The alcohol integration is quite good. There is a lot of wood, blackberries, almonds and pepper. It’s a bit too round to be honest.
Finish: Long. Bitter cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee and hints of gentle white pepper in the background. Nice finish.

That’s a pretty good sherry, simple but effective, I like it!

Score: 88

It seems that pretty good finishes are a trend with those 15yo Kilkerran, what a shame the poor alcohol integration is one too. That’s some pretty interesting bottlings to be honest, it’s quite good and consistent but given the hype the community gave to these I was expecting way more.
That’s good and fairly consistent but that’s it. It seems there is just too much hype without any serious reasons these days.

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