Knappogue Castle 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Exclusive Cask Vatting
Stated Age
21 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
04 nov 2018 1:27 pm by danjmoo

Average value

€ 242.64

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13 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Knappogue Castle 21-year-old

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.00 points.

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A 21-year-old bottling from the Knappogue Castle brand, which now belongs to Pernod Ricard. The whisky is triple distilled and comes from the Old Bushmills Distillery on the north coast of Northern Ireland. After a 14-year-old couldn't convince my taste buds, here's the next try to see if Bushmills is recognizable. It is questionable whether the whisky z. Currently available somewhere ...
    • Nose
      In the nosing he is much nicer than the 14-year-old. Here come vanilla notes, here come sweet, ripe fruit, apple compote with vanilla and cinnamon, Mirabelle plums and a few peaches. So fruit compote, let's not overcomplicate it.
    • Taste
      In taste it is recognizable as Bushmills aka Irish triple distilled whisky. It also has the fruit compote with vanilla in the taste, it then has wood and unfortunately that brings with it an annoying bitterness. The whisky is creamy in the mouth, but a bitter chicory has fallen into the vanilla cream with fruit compote. However, it is not entirely without charm, it has a nice taste. The bitterness bothers me a bit though.
    • Finish
      In the finish, wood and dry bitterness are present in the cheek pockets and on the palate. Fruit and sweetness remain in the background.

      This is a nice whisky that was probably married from two 1st fill bourbon barrels. It is probably hardly available anymore and was previously priced at around €190. That's a bitter price to pay for what I consider to be an overly bitter whisky.

  2. Izzino scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful, fruity, straight to sweat still character. Vanilla, White pepper, Pear, Apple


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