Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Kilkerran Sherry Cask
A companion to the Kilkerran Work in Progress Bourbon Cask, which I very much enjoyed, is this sherry cask Kilkerran. Like the bourbon cask, it's distilled at Glengyle and bottled at 46% abv.
Kilkerran "Work in Progress" #5 Sherry Cask, 46% abv ($63)
The nose has light peat and ocean breezes. The palate has light peat and coastal notes with just a touch of sweetness and some acid. It's the coastal notes which last into the finish with some brine and seaweed. There's very little sherry in evidence; at most a trace of fruit and sweetness in the late finish.
Tasting this side by side with the Bourbon Cask, both are good, but I prefer the Bourbon Cask, which seems to be more balanced and have more going on.