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Knappogue Castle 1995

Overall rating
83.27/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Very Special Reserve
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2007
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7 002 327
Barcode
5391503820079
Added on
07 Mar 2010 12:18 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 44.00

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Whisky Reviews for Knappogue Castle 1995

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.27 points

  1. bennythemonster scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Knappogue Castle 1995 (bottled 2008), approx. 12 years, 40% alc.
    Region: Ireland (distillery unknown - sometimes called Bushmills and Cooley)

    Nose: Very soft, finest citrus, flower meadow, mandarin and apricot. Turkish honey and some spice. Harmonious.

    Palate: sweet and malty, again the citrus fruits. Grasses and vanilla, a little pear.

    Finish: medium-long and very soft, some spice remains on the tongue. Otherwise the already mentioned flavors.

    Conclusion: A nice single malt from Ireland - soft and fruity. Uncomplicated.

    77/100 points (tasted 2014, ca. 40,00 €) posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasting note from a miniature.
    Compared to the 1993 and 1994, this one is has a more malty character that I recognise from Lowlands whiskies (I don't drink much Irish whisky normally) and it has a different kind of fruitiness. Didn't get that banana from those earlier expressions.
    • Nose
      Malt sugar, vanilla, banana, apple and citrus. The nose reminds me somewhat of Littlemill, which is a compliment of course.
    • Taste
      Vanilla sugar, malt, straw, caramel, banana and citrus. A bit too harsh for its low ABV and misses body, therefore it doesn't keep up with that promising nose at all.
    • Finish
      Malt, caramel, citrus and a whiff of smoke.

  3. Feusi scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A really nice and refreshing dram with typical bourbon notes in the nose as well in the mouth. Ripe and refreshing citrus, sweet vanilla and toasty wood. really a well balanced dram, with a medium maybe to short finish. For me the 1993`er has more character, also a longer finish.

  4. CrilleVBG did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, smooth and fresh. The finish little too short. Perfect on a summer evening.
    • Nose
      Very fruity and light nose. I can really smell bananas, it's true.. And lots of flowery notes.
    • Taste
      Smooth and fresh. Vanilla, fudge and oak.
    • Finish
      Short finish, smooth and dry.

  5. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    From the Old Bushmills Distillery.

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