Knockando 1975

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
by Justerini & Brooks Ltd.
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Dateo Import S.p.a., Milano
Added on
09 Mar 2010 7:54 pm

Average value

€ 131.50

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Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1975

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.14 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur


    I find it quite hard to believe that I’ve only tried 3 Knockando so far and the last one was already six years ago. Anyway, I’m willing to give it another try with this old release from Knockando 1975 that was bottled in 1988 for the Italian market by Justerini & Brooks.

    Quite alcoholic on overripe fruit. Think banana, mildly rotting oranges and a big vegetal note that makes it hard to please. Wilted flowers. No, I must say, this nose does not make me happy.

    Oily on the palate, immediately sweet and sour on oranges and gooseberries, but with another big prickle of alcohol. Honey and orange marmalade dominate, while a candy-like edge takes my taste buds hostage. However, on the palate too it shows something very un-fresh.

    Medium long, slightly bitter finish. Honey at the death.

    Again, this older release fails to convince. Chances are it will be another six years before I try Knockando again. Pity.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, not very complex but some nice fruity and sweet notes. Nose is a little bit better than body and finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fruity, ripe fruits, ripe oranges. Some floral and vegetal notes as well. Pretty full nose, some alcohol peeps in.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very smooth now, only a little tingling mouthfeel. Sweet and fruity, more honey, orange.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Still smooth, fruity and honey sweetness. A little pickering. A hint of licorice. Middle long finish.

  3. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85


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