Knockdhu 2007 AC

Overall rating
85.94/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB101584
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Special Vintage Selection
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Cask
Casknumber
17802
Number of bottles
297
Strength
60.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
02 oct 2017 5:35 pm by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

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20 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Knockdhu 2007 AC

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.94 points.

  1. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

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  3. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    ..from tart with wood, burning fireplace to fruity with bitter orange, fresh mint, toffee and lemon.

  4. CST1986 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    What comes as a slight shock when first sipping this Knockdhu neat, unfolds into a very nice and engaging dram once you give it a few minutes in the glass and play around with water. In my opinion it's like concentrated lemon juice at first, but it's a pretty good and quite eccentric Highland malt when you get it to start talking. At 70€ it doesn't come cheap, and this whisky might really polarize whisky enthusiasts, so I suggest you try a sample first before buying a full bottle. If you expect a rounded, orangey, chocolaty sweet sherried whisky, don't pick this. If you like a characterful, fresh and sour, summery whisky that you could serve as an aperitif for your next BBQ party, maybe this is the one to go for.
    • Nose
      This note is based on tasting a 2cl sample.Neat: Oh, this is a surprise. I rarely had this much pink grapefruit in a malt, especially when matured in sherry. Grapefruit and lemon zest covered in honey. Fruity, slightly bitter mint tea with lemon juice. Something medicinal in the background... camphor? Wet bandages? Really very interesting and not at all what you'd expect from a sherry matured Highland whisky.

      With water: Still very sour and citrussy, maybe a mix of lemons and bitter oranges with a touch of butter. Could be a great whisky with grilled fish :)
    • Taste
      Neat: VERY strong and punchy attack (hardly surprising at >60%), almost too much for me. Anyway, I don't really like what I taste. It's very, very bitter and sour and hot. What seemed quite charming and interesting on the nose is really like pure lemon juice with a hint of soap on the palate. It could become interesting with more time in the glass, but the alcohol is just too strong. Hopefully water will help, so...

      With water: Now the minty side comes to the front. It's still a very bitter whisky, one of the most medicinal modern highland malts I've had for a long time. Lemon balm, menthol rub, bitter oranges, candied ginger and a touch of oak. Apart from the oranges I don't get an obvious sherry influence. I do like it much better now, it's complex and unlike anything else I've had until now.
    • Finish
      Long, fresh, sour, minty and discreetly waxy.

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