On allocation in Australia is this new cask strength Kilkerran, a lightly peated Campbeltown malt which is non chill filtered and has no added colouring. Drawn from 100% x-bourbon casks, to compensate for its youth you get to enjoy this at natural strength.
Tasting note: Pale straw gold. Warm, peppery openings are drier styled, initially shy, developing scents of cocoa, oak shavings and rhubarb tart. Several minutes air contact finds the sooty, biscuity malt to the fore with a whiff of maritime freshness. Slightly hollow on entry, building with sweet cereal notes and purring spices. Great balance at cask strength. Concludes vibrant, long and dry with wood shavings, sooty malt and a salty tang to the aftertaste. The classic Campbeltown notes are here, though overall the whisky seems restrained. 56.2% Alc./Vol.