Rusty brown with a wonderful reddish glow shines the Knockando in the glass. After pouring an oily streak has formed on the glass wall of my Premium Sniffer from which dissolves a variety of small droplets. Dried berries and creamy toasted aromas rise, old dark orange juice trickles out of orange wedges, sweetish tobacco exudes its beguiling scent while dark sherry aroma settles in the nose. Sweet vanilla dissolves from creamy leathery flavor, sun-dried raisins and grapes fall into sugar-sweet rum, candied fruits and caramelized sugar stimulate my saliva at the same time. Milk chocolate and toffee melt together, more and more comes to opulent leather flavor to advantage, the dried berries and grapes give the nose a sweet component which could make me smell for hours on this bewitching nose ...
Creamy and oily, the first sip flows over the tongue, dried fruits mix with harsh wood tones and creamy chocolate. A pinch of freshly brewed espresso pulls through the palate, old walnuts and creamy wood elements end in subtle wooden sharpness. Leather and dried tobacco leaves emerge and give off their tart-sweet bouquet. Caramel and toffee ensnare the taste buds on the second sip, shortly afterwards wooden sharpness and a hint of black pepper envelop the tongue and leave a pleasant sharpness on the palate. Coffee and dark dark chocolate provide a tart component, while caramel, dried berries and candied fruits are again spread sweet and sticky throughout the mouth with a touch of vanilla. Slowly, the alcohol makes voluminous on the palate noticeable and slowly pulls the smoking down towards the stomach.
Creamy and sweet sticks to dried raisins in rum, subtle, sharp oak tones dominate the finish, oily swimming tart pieces of wood on the tongue. Espresso and dark chocolate pull through the palate with a pinch of leather and sweet tobacco. The glorious sherry aromas stick voluminously on the tongue, it seems as if the aftertaste never ends.