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Knockando 1996

Overall rating
89.61/100
votes
126
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Managers' Choice
Vintage
11.07.1996
Bottled
18.03.2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry European Oak
Casknumber
800790
Number of bottles
612
Strength
58.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281025889
Added on
06 Jun 2010 7:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 388.04

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126 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1996

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.61 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A dreamy sherry board! Full of character, complex and incredibly harmonious. This just 12-year-old Knockando looks much more mature and older than his actual age suggests. Dark sherry flavors play with solid oak, the alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated, the creamy roasted flavors and dried fruit harmonize perfectly with wonderful leather and tobacco flavor. I'm excited!

    23/23/23/23 (92P)
    • Nose
      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 ...
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  2. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    My best Konckando so far. Really complex sherry monster.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Big sherry, dried fruits, rum raisin, vanilla and antique leather.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Rich, sweet. Prune, fig, milk caramel, cocoa, sherry, coffee and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, bittersweet, oaky, spicy.

  4. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic Knockando for the lovers of real sherry monsters like I. Might be over the top for others.
    • Nose
      The sweet sherry notes are massive here. Lots of stewed fruits as well: plums and prunes. Very juicy but alcoholic too. Aromas of shoe polish and new leather.
    • Taste
      Rich and round. Lots of sherry again. Expesso coffee and dark chocolate. Pepper and nutmeg. All the characteristics of a true sherry monster!
    • Finish
      Very tanninic, like a bite in wood. Becomes bitter at the end.

  5. Saika scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Heavy sherry, decent Knockando but there are many alternatives if you like this style.

  6. Bretorianer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. kimmosuo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. penumbra scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A particularly gentle Shirley bomb, pure and clean in taste, warm and fleshy, one of the most speyside among Shirley.
    • Nose
      Fruit acid, sherry, cooked cherries, wheat stalks, cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Low spicy, ripe fruit, berries, gentle fire, mocha, low salt, a little plum, cherry, mixed fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, sweet, Shirley.

  9. el Gato scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Fine Dram. Delayed nose though. Really helps with water. But the decay returns though 
    • Nose
      42 42
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. fileosoph scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

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