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Knockando 1989

Overall rating
84.07/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Master Reserve
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5010103802567
Added on
09 Mar 2011 9:34 pm

Average value

€ 117,48

9 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

156 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1989

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.07 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A nice, old Knocki, something more powerful than the 1990s!
    • Nose
      85 85
      full sherry note, fruity (plums, berries), oak, some vanilla;
    • Taste
      86 86
      soft, voluminous onset, creamy, oily, fruity, spicy (oak, pepper) malty, sweet;
    • Finish
      86 86
      mid-length, spicy finish, prunes and nuts sound like!

  2. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  3. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Samy Malthead scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Samy Malthead scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Well balanced, all day 21yo dram, however, does not meet expectation you would normally have for a 21yo
    • Nose
      Sweet, caky, marzipan, no cesty fruits
    • Taste
      Smooth, watering, gentle spicy oak,  a little thin
    • Finish
      Long, tobacco, dry

  6. didi1893 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A discreet and harmonious whisky which one (in my opinion) the 21 years in the barrel unfortunately not noted. Personally, I miss something of the "bums" or the character. A fine drop, but for me rather an all-day-dram.
    • Nose
      Relatively neutral, subtle oak with a touch of sweetness, finely integrated alcohol.
    • Taste
      A fine wooden note, chocolate, nutty and slightly fruity, raisins?
    • Finish
      Discreetly bitter, medium-long and warming, bitter chocolate.

  7. whiskyroma scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This was a real surprise! Deep and complex with loads of flavors, a must have in my cupboard.

    (Rating interval 86-89)
    • Nose
      Wood, spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon, some eucalyptus and honey cough tablet, some herbal spearmint, malty barley sugar, mild treacle, coffee, strawberry and bitter orange. 

      Very complex on the nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy, steady delivery, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon again.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and sweet with subtle smoky oak, honey, black pepper, strong espresso and sour cherries.

  9. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A more fragrant Knockando. Overall it is quite complex, with evolving
    flavor profiles and interesting compositions. Personally though, I would
    expect this to have some more edge to it at this age.
    • Nose
      More intense than the 18yo. Sweet, juicy, ripe oranges, mango, and a
      somewhat artificial citrus note; similar to instant lemonade. After a
      while, it becomes more complex. Vegetal notes of fresh green peas,
      followed by white chocolate and caramel.
    • Taste
      The arrival is smooth and juicy; more oak-heavy than the 18yo, but with
      less sherry influence it seems. I associate this with an earthy, damp
      wooden hut in a forest. Maybe a higher ABV could have improved this.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, with lingering tannins and barley sugar.

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