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. 

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