Kilkerran 12 Year Old Campbeltown Single Malt
About this winery
The history of Mitchell’s Glengyle distillery is a long and colourful one, but one which begins with a man named William Mitchell. William was the son of Archibald Mitchell, the founder of nearby Springbank Distillery. In the second half of the 1800s William ran Springbank Distillery in a partnership with his brother John, while the other brothers and sister were active running the old Rieclachan Distillery across the town. The family were not just distillers but also farmers, which was quite...
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At Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery we do a traditionalscottish double distillation. Our copper stills came from a closed distillerycalled Ben Wyvis. We had to re-shape the copper stills to our preferenceprior to installation. The wort exits the washback and goes into the washstill where it is boiled up to produce a vapour. The vapour is cooled downby the condensers, also purchased from Ben Wyvis distillery, and we arenow left with a liquid called Low wines of around 21-23% ABV. The Lowwines are re-distilled a second time in our second still called the spirit still,this produces an even stronger alcohol called feints. The heart of the spiritrun is collected at 68% ABV in the spirit receiver situated on the lower floorof the distillery. The pot ale and spent lees are collected in the effluent tankat the back of the distillery, to be collected by local farmers to use asfertiliser in theirs fields. Nothing goes to waste!
COLOUR:: Mid-amber NOSE:: Oak notes are dominant, followed by toasted marshmallows anddried fruit pudding, as well as cherries, marzipan and a hint of peat. TASTE:: Initially fruity with citrus notes and orange peel,followed byvanilla, butterscotch, honeycomb and digestive biscuits. FINISH:: Velvety and smooth with lemon meringue, to conclude, there’s anoiliness and a saltiness that you’d expect from a Campbeltown dram.