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Knockando 2001

Overall rating
83.96/100
votes
48
Whiskybase ID
WB145018
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Slow Matured
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
American ex-Bourbon & European Oak ex-Sherry
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L0247CM007 00002646
Barcode
5010103802550
Added on
22 Dec 2019 8:47 pm by martinis

Average value

€ 63.08

8 × in wishlist

48 × member ratings

190 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knockando 2001

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.96 points

  1. marmeladow scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The finest and most palatable with 10 gtt water to 30ml Leave a lot of time in the glass.
    A well balanced 18yo with an excellent price-performance ratio. Easy to drink and not so complex that you couldn't even enjoy it in the evening. A positive surprise from a still unknown to me.
    • Nose
      90 90
      old oak barrels with wine cellar, earthy and profound, lots of fruits (ripe apples and pears), walnuts, sherry, dried fruits, raisins, caramel
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet, caramel, dark fruits, dark chocolate, malt, almonds, berries, sherry, fig, raisin, oak, spices
      Creamy-sweet mouthfeel, later becoming tart, bitter-sweet and later noticeable oak of the 18 years, combined with pleasant spiciness
    • Finish
      88 88
      ang and warming, getting drier, full-bodied with what nose and palate promised

  2. Dennis007 scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    Complex but well balanced. This whisky is not in your average starterpack but it takes you to that next level in whisky tasting. The heavy dark-sweet fruity notes, the dry nuttiness and the warm sweetness takes you on a smooth journey that will never bore you.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Honey, raisins, blueberries, walnuts, toffee, caramel
    • Taste
      85 85
      Caramel candies, sweets, barley, sugar coated almonds, hazelnut, raisins
    • Finish
      79 79
      leather, dark chocolat, dried figs

  3. marmeladow scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My second bottle, L0317CM004 - 00008937 - opened a good 3 weeks ago. Tasted neat throughout. Well balanced, inexpensive PLV, a pleasant, not overly complex 18yo. The second bottle was perhaps a bit boring after the positive surprise of the first bottle was no longer possible.
    Hence devaluation
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Merl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Vis2020 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Decent whisky, you can tell it's older. But you have to like the very bitter notes. Nevertheless, a delightful 18er for relatively small money, even if not a top-quality whisky.
    • Nose
      Classically fruity, spicy nose, very Speyside but very little sherry. Sweet malty, maybe a little nutty.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is then sweet and again surprisingly a lot of tart notes. But there is an underlying sweetness.
    • Finish
      The finish is also very tart here, almost bitter, walnut shell, but also has nice, sweet honey accents.

  7. tester1277 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Definitely needs water and time, then it opens up and becomes significantly sweeter and the strange aftertaste in the finish disappears.
    I like the 12 year old better.
    • Taste
      malty-sweet
    • Finish
      dry with oak seasoning

  8. MH90 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Honey, caramel, raspberry, light smoke, wet wood
    • Taste
      85 85
      Wood tones, honey, caramel, red fruits, pepper, light smoke
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long, woody notes with caramel

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