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Knappogue Castle 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.80/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB27925
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Very Special Reserve
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
25 Nov 2011 4:22 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 43.26

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Whisky Reviews for Knappogue Castle 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.80 points

  1. Steef1206 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Pleasantly surprised
    • Nose
      Fresh
    • Taste
      Grassig
    • Finish
      Medium bloody

  2. hsmithjr scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Malty and sweet.  Flower shop. Cereal grains, with lemons.  Some pepper.  Honey.  Soft vanilla.
    • Taste
      Malty and fruity.  Citrus.  Toasted marshmallows. Almond paste.  Honey, and oak vanilla.  A bit of molasses.
    • Finish
      Slightly dry and sweet.  Fleeting.

  3. DramWhisky scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Balance: ( 23/25)  Quite well balanced, even if it is a little simple in the finish.

    Great above standard but easily affordable Irish Single Malt.
    • Nose
      ( 21/25)  The incredible sweet and fruity smell I have been noticing more and more in single malts aged exclusively in bourbon.  This seems a little cleaner and fresher, with coconut, apples, and pears, and perhaps a slight touch of mint.  Also a mild rose character.
    • Taste
      ( 18/25)  Very light, and watery, nice sweetness, although that is most that is there.  A good bit of cereal grains in there too, with just a touch of vanilla and coconut.
    • Finish
      ( 15/25)  Lingering wood tannins, and sweetness.  Not a whole lot going on.

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