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Knockando 25-year-old

Overall rating
87.81/100
votes
167
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Release 2011
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
First Fill European Oak Casks
Number of bottles
4758
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L1230CM000
Barcode
5000281028798
Added on
17 Oct 2011 9:38 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 405,96

41 × in wishlist

167 × member ratings

250 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knockando 25-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.81 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Notes from a blind tasting !!!
    It is so buttery smooth - that I would type in a maturation in kegs or suggest a smaller Bourboncaskanteil. He reminds me of a BenRiach 30 - only I have this with less tannins and "red" in memory. A Grandeurcuvee with a little Balblair ... I do not know - it's very tasty: smile: the Firstfillsherryanteil can not be too small and either he has max 46% or he is even older than the roughly estimated 25yo ??
    • Nose
      Slightly dry, red berries, tart, oily, very fine, very round - complex and complex - the berries are intense fruity, but show the noble reserve of a malts ü20. There is also a hint of orange and orange oil, I completely miss any bitter or bitter tones. Blueberries, cherries, dates it gets sweeter - the warmer it gets. Vanilla, whipped cream
    • Taste
      Red fruit, spicy, dry, mint dresses directly from the mouth, followed by oak tannins - chocolate, nuts, tobacco, leather, - yes there she is the full-bodied Sherrypower - I would not have expected the elegant nose to such extent - oak lies on the palate - looks rather bright, slight waxy note, aromatic but fine.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, mulled wine, Christmas spices, warming, later light oak, wax, some pepper - stays on the tongue for a long time

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice malt. In spite of its "only" 43%, it does not look really watery either. This is ensured by the strong oak. Pretty fruity on the nose and more oak on the palate. Maybe he could have tolerated a little more fruit in the taste.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring one, due to the alcohol strength, surprising intensity. Nice berry fruits. Forest berries such as blueberry or blackberries. Rum raisins. Sour cherry jam with cinnamon. Also still a spice note that reminds me of nutmeg. In addition, a little plum brandy. And blood orange.
      After the first sip, the fruits also lose weight and more wood gets through.
    • Taste
      Less sweet in the mouth than the nose suggested. Much more subtle fruit, but more woody notes. First fruit tea. Red fruit jelly. But then the oak makes itself felt. The fruits become sourer / bitterer. Again the blood orange. Then oak, which goes in the fresher direction. Now also bitterness. Dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      The chocolate stays. Spicy, slightly spicy oak notes. Black tea. Drying.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great, balanced 1st-fill-sherry whisky for this age, everything there, nothing too much ... Glenlivet XXV or HP 25 as a comparison, I found something better, but this comes close ran.
    • Nose
      dark sherry, dried fruit, dry-spicy oak notes, dark chocolate, plum jam, blackberry, blackcurrant, slightly sour ... molasses, sugar beet syrup
    • Taste
      velvety-dry, chocolate (slightly bitter), walnut, molasses, old leather, furniture polish, tobacco, gentle spicy sharpness
    • Finish
      medium long, velvety, very dry, almost not bitter (unusual for 25y sherry cask), cocoa, dark chocolate - pleasant

  4. Thorax79 scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    The aroma and taste of this whisky is balanced. Perfectly integrated alcohol. It is a masterpiece.
    • Nose
      Citrus, nuts, sandalwood, amber
    • Taste
      Tropic fruits, almond
    • Finish
      Very long with fruity notes

  5. VollePulle scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. BehindSpace scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
      ....needs 1-2 sips before it unleashes its power on the palate
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. Sapiano scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Today I have a Knockando 25 WID: 26017 in the Whisky.de glass for a very very long time. Although he comes with only 43%, he has a very powerful sherry nose with a lot of sweetness right after pouring. I smell raisins soaked in rum, dusted with powdered sugar. Nuts are there. The icing sugar makes room for something tart. I'm thinking of nutmeg, chocolate and grapes. A few more almonds, lightly burned, as well as an older book. The nose is getting finer. The heavy sherry vanishes. Red berry fruits appear. All very delicacies, so that I want to drink after the 10 minute Verriechung now a sip. A surprisingly filigree approach with a slight edge. He first makes a watery impression. After swallowing, quite a long mint lingers in my mouth. The second sip does not kill me either. Not so sharp anymore. Something acid announces the red berries. They are fun, but they should not stay alone for long. It comes black pepper. Some roasted aromas and coffee. Probably espresso. The finish is now unfortunately slightly soapy. Conclusion: I really liked the nose today. Taste and finish have disappointed me. The start would have my memory to be voluminous in taste. Mint and soap in the finish I do not like that and have never noticed me before. There is a residue left in the sample bottle for another tasting. I'm curious if the result then again as it turns out today. Due to the positive memory of my previous tasting and the great nose, he gets for the time being 86 points from me.

  8. BehindSpace scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose was promising, massive sherry influence, dark berries, wine cellar, fruits, just wonderful. But on the palate this one was just dissapointing. Watery, flat, just some odd spices, some himts of sherry, oak, bitter, no body finish short. 

    (24.10.17) Ohlala ... we tasted it again after a while and it did really better. so upgrade from 83 to 86 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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