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Knockando 1990

Overall rating
80.89/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Slow Matured
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
26 Aug 2008 9:32 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 55.25

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Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1990

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.89 points

  1. Ivynor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A whisky very simple and without great complexity. Happily slightly creamy and a little greedy mouth, on caramel and dried fruits, but it lacks the fresh air.

  2. d1scostu scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. ricallende scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  4. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A pleased allday dram.
    • Nose
      Soft and silky, malt and bright fruit. Slightly fresh on the nose with a hint of caramel and sherry.
    • Taste
      Sherry again. Creamy and sweet. Vanilla, caramel and a little dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Short to mid-length with a little sherry.

  5. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This Speysider is inoffensive and easy-drinking. Through the vatting of
    sherried and ex-bourbon matured whiskies the entire thing remains
    balanced all the way. Only the finish is way too short for an 18yo.
    • Nose
      Fresh and full of tropical fruits, such as papaya, guava, cantaloupe.
      Marshmallows, caramel, and vanilla keep the entire nose very syrupy and
      sweet. Interestingly, with a little air the citrus fruits like blood
      oranges become more obvious.
    • Taste
      Pleasant but rather light. A mild bitterness testifies to a more
      pronounced sherrywood influence now. Not too sweet on the palate. More
      ripe oranges, barley sugar, brazil nuts.
    • Finish
      Rather short, because any hint of oak and fruit is gone too soon. A slightest touch of cherry schnapps remains.

  6. christophe_carles scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. tomy63 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Agree with Quaker, softer and more complex than the 12 years old. More woody and more "sherry" (caramel, hazelnut)

  8. Quaker scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    The extra years benefit this Knockando who passes in front of his little brother of 12 :)
    • Nose
      Less aggressive than 12 years old. Always focused on the almond but with more sweetness, roundness and woody notes. Mild smell of cherry and vanilla.
    • Taste
      It confirms the sweetness perceived on the nose (always compared to the 12 years old) with always a little almond. I have a dominant sensation of malt, it makes me think of beer!
    • Finish
      Good length, woody, malty.

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