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Knockando 12-year-old

Overall rating
77.27/100
votes
163
Whiskybase ID
WB102384
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010103940610
Added on
17 oct 2017 3:39 pm by Bachess
Colored

Average value

€ 36.75

12 × in wishlist

163 × member ratings

472 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knockando 12-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.27 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Exam passed, even without vintage a nice, nifty, inexpensive beginner for 29 €, not spectacular, but pleasant. To nose & nut: Unfortunately, I had none of the earlier batches in direct comparison, so do not know how strong there were the fluctuations. Will probably now without vintage but also no more or less fluctuate than earlier with, sometimes watch.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, lemon, some cereals, quite fresh, after a while caramel joins in (seems a bit fresher than the previous 12-year season bottlings with year, the usual Nussigkeit I can not find)
    • Taste
      creamy, fuller and heavier / sweeter than the nose can be expected, clearly nutty, nougat, nutella, milk chocolate, longer in the mouth it becomes woody-spicy with some brandy bean
    • Finish
      medium-long, first molasses, brandy bean, then woody-dry

  2. peej84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    - a good solid standard malt for the home bar
    - becoming dry, slightly malty, but still slightly nutty
    with a quite present alcoholic sharpness in the
    taste
    - for 30€ you can't go wrong
    - just try it

  4. KB201 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    With this bottling Knockando became famous.
    • Nose
      Fruity and delicate with a slightly nutty note.
    • Taste
      Fine, soft and fruity with a hint of almonds.
    • Finish
      Soft notes of toffee and cream, becoming drier.

  5. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Very fresh, fruity, pleasant. Sweet from fruit. Green apple. Maybe some pears and citrus. A pinch of spices. Apples, rather fresh, sprinkled with cinnamon. Later joined the sweet aromas - honey and caramel.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Fruity, fresh. Apples. Pears. A pinch of spices. Cinnamon. Apples sprinkled with cinnamon. Caramel. A bit of oak bitterness.
    • Finish
      80 80
      At first, it is slightly spicy and warming. Cinnamon, maybe even white pepper. Later the fruit came back. Citrus and green apple. A bit of oak bitterness. Maybe even cocoa. Medium-length finish.

  6. Макс scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. kikist scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Good for the price, pretty smooth, no sharp notes
    • Nose
      80 80
      Shy, with just few drops of water it's completely dead
      Oak, Malt, Caramel, vanilla
    • Taste
      80 80
      Alcohol, Sweet, Chili, fruity
    • Finish
      77 77
      Alcohol, Plum, Chili, Oak, fruity, almonds

  8. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet barley, vanilla, honey, fruity (melons, bananas, apples), hay, heather, cereals
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, buttery, bready, sultanas, berries, honey, earthy notes, caramel
    • Finish
      Medium long, oaky, spicy (cinnamon, pepper, ginger), grainy

  9. Kraddell scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Pours a clear, lighter yellow. Scent is medium intense. Boozyness is very mild, maltyness rises up, some oak as well. Has a very mild nutty side. Taste is very mellow. To the sweet, side, very malty. Barrel influence is very clear, bit drying, oak, mild nuttyness lingers. Tasty, easy drinkin' whisky. Perhaps not overly intense or outspoken, but that's not to be expected at this price point.

  10. Ostap scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Chic at the beginning aroma, quickly evaporates, taste and aftertaste are much simpler.
    • Nose
      Butter bun, milk iris, creamy ice cream, banana, coffee with cognac, candies "Crayfish", ground walnuts, cherry drying, dried berries, spices and citrus fruits, heather. Unusual aroma.
    • Taste
      Tart, simple, diluted, dry, oak and alcoholic.
    • Finish
      Short and simple, dry.

  11. Malty1797 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    easy good drinking, got a bottle for under 25€
    • Nose
      80 80
      malt & fruit
    • Taste
      80 80
      malt, sweet, fruits, little spice
    • Finish
      79 79
      smooth

  12. jvanopstal scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Smooth and easy to drink whisky
    • Nose
      Fruit, flowers and vanilla with a bit of smoke
    • Taste
      Nutty with some spices. A bit of chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium with spices and chocolate

  13. Svarttt scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    I like it quite well for price and age, better than some standard with more famous names.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Toffee, heather, something musty, sugar snap peas.
    • Taste
      77 77
      A spicy honey. Nice contrast between sweetness and slightly sour and bitter notes.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Especially in this segment, the seasoning is probably not for everyone, I like it.

  14. tester1277 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nice, uncomplex whisky with a great sweetness.
    • Nose
      A bit musty at first, then fruity, nutty, bourbon.
    • Taste
      mild, soft, almost watery.
      Sweet with fruity notes.
    • Finish
      dry with a little sweetness and spice

  15. nallacam scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  16. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  17. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      leather, vanilla, flowers, citrus, cinnamon, heather, toffee
    • Taste
      milk chocolate, nuts, wood tones, pepper, melon, caramel

  18. Floor scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Toffee smell, tastes not as expected and ends in a liquorice finish

  19. Caballa scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Its light, dry and somewhat smoky character goes well with tapas or with spicy vegetarian dishes.
    • Nose
      Soft and very aromatic. Notes of honey wax, malted barley tracks and roots with a hint of cut hay.
    • Taste
      Notes of heather, roots and moist earth, notes of mellow sweetness with gingerbread, a hint of rum with peat malt.
    • Finish
      End is quite long, with winter spices and ginger, with notes of cereals.

  20. keba9591 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      74 74

  21. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

  22. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-06-2019 at "Spirit of Speyside Festival" in Dufftown.

  23. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a solid easy-drinking dram
    the alcohol could be better absorbed
    if someone does not like bitter and bitter, he should be careful here; these notes later come to the fore
    tolerates 43% of water
    • Nose
      Caramel (so Rollo) and becomes more, light vanilla, light sherry (gentle), dried herbs, popcorn, apple (Braeburn?), Dark malt, the alcohol tingles a little, sulfur / musty, pepper, light oak, milk chocolate, minimal smoke (so cold ashes)
      with water: more caramel, paper / cardboard, light liquorice
    • Taste
      full and somehow heavy on the palate
      Kramell (so Toffeestyle), light raisin, spicy, pears, nut chocolate, you can also notice the alcohol here
      later light oak, dark malt, lemon, sherry, dark malt, brown apple, light pepper, becomes tart
      with water: very spicy
    • Finish
      medium long
      light sherry, oak becomes more, spicy, nougat?, tart, dark chocolate so 50%, caramel

  24. rolabob scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  25. Dionysus scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      66 66

  26. Audriano scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    That’s something a little different at the entry level division. It’s like a liquid distillery in a glass. Plus milk chocolate, apple and Russian kvass. There’s this funky mixture of an aroma combining malty malt, coffee smoothie and fresh juice at once. Or maybe it's that Slavic 'delicacy' — Hematogen bar? Some light mineral qualities, and it’s very refreshing. Anyway, I really like it. And it’s 43%.

  27. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I'm positively surprised. I like it
    • Nose
      Not very intense but fine. Fresh, light-fruited, floral. Then maltier vanilliger, later reminds even of cream toffee, however, without losing the freshness and again and again beat the bright fruit.
    • Taste
      Nutty (probably hazelnut / almond) Vanilla is added. Pleasantly soft + this nutty spiciness.
    • Finish
      Medium dry a bit. Again, the nuts are found again. Reminds you of the toffee but leaves a fresh impression.

  28. ahroeen scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  29. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  30. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Beautiful entry-level malt.
    • Nose
      fruity, floral with vanilla notes, light smoke, raisins and sweetness
    • Taste
      Light sweetness, grasses, pepper with toffee.
    • Finish
      Pepper, sweet and chocolate, long-lasting finish, later dry.

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