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Overall rating
86.56/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB159845
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Very Special Reserve
Vintage
1951
Bottled
1987
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
7
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Honorable Mark Edwin Andrews
Added on
06 Jun 2020 6:16 pm by mad69
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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 86.56 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I'v tasted several of these early 1950's Knappogue Castles. This one is very malty and husky with raw and dusty pure pot still oiliness . From the old Tullamore distillery which closed in the early 1950's. For me the Knappogue Castle 1951 without a cask number reference is still the best of the serie.
    • Nose
      The 'original' Knappoque Castle 1951 (without cask number reference) had lots of juicy tropical fruit on the nose. This one is more on cereal and wholemeal biscuits. Coffee grinds and floral notes of freesias and geraniums. Later on classic pure pot still notes of dried apricots and figs. Hints of old leather and metal at the background.
    • Taste
      Bitterness of grapefruit followed with prickly citrus notes of orange peel and lemon zest. Hints of chaff and dried hops. Nettle and eucalyptus 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. A little white pepper. A little ginger. Liquorice. Pine at the end.

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