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Overall rating
89.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB147273
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Very Special Reserve
Vintage
1951
Bottled
1987
Stated Age
36 years old
Casknumber
15
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Honorable Mark Edwin Andrews
Added on
23 Jan 2020 1:56 pm by MaltMartin
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Whisky Reviews for Knappogue Castle 1951

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    From the old Tullamore distillery which closed in the early 1950's. Best known bottle of Knappogue Castle 1951 is the one without a cask number reference, however there are a few bottles with cask number reference like this one. All bottled in 1987 at 36 years of age.
    • Nose
      The 'original' Knappoque Castle 1951 (without cask number reference) had lots of juicy tropical fruit on the nose. However, this expression is much more on classic pure pot still. So lots of dried apricots and figs. Mustiness intermingled with sourness of Granny Smith apples. Old leather, engine oil and some metal notes at the background. The old, raw and dusty pure pot still oiliness is clearly present.
    • Taste
      Bitterness of grapefruit followed with prickly citrus notes of orange peel and lemon zest. Hints of chaff and dried hops. Some maltiness of oats and biscuits. Menthol as well. It's all quite husky with a sturdy, raw cereal character. Next to that, there are earthy notes of aniseed, licorice and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Medium long. The bitterness remains for a long time. Also liquorice. Ginger. Pine at the end. The profile of this whiskey is extinct and not to compare with any other non-Irish whiskey. Therefore difficult to rate.

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