Taste: At first, both salty and sweet. There is an accrid smoke, which is somehow both dark, yet also light. I think this can only be achieved because of the fruity sweetness that is delivered by the dram at the same time.
Then there is a leathery, fruity rich spice, which has a white pepper warmth and a tobacco leaf fruitiness. There is a quality to this part of the dram that is like a fruity coffee also.
Finally, this whisky wafts with charcoal smoke that briefly billows across the palate, leaving behind a fruity sweetness and a drying leathery spice. This finish lasts long and draws you for another sip.
Appearance: Deep, rich red colour.
Real Dram Factor: This whisky is such a delight. It sits amongst my favourites that I have ever drunk. It is sweet, yet savoury. Spicy, yet sweet. Creamy, yet smoky. It somehow manages to capture every intangible quality that I love about whisky. It is evocative of so many joyous seaside and outdoor experiences, yet simultaneously tasks like licking a pirates salty boots (I imagine – for all you whisky literalists).
You Will Like This If… you like a dirty, salty, smoky whisky at cask strength.
Price: £48 – 60
Source: Bottle purchase that we shared as a blogging trio.
More Information: For more information about the distillery check out: https://kilkerran.scot
Buy Online: If you find one, then let me know. I want a new bottle!