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Knappogue Castle 1995

Overall rating
81.11/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Very Special Reserve
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2008
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8 002 324
Barcode
5391503820079
Added on
02 May 2013 11:26 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 99,00

3 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knappogue Castle 1995

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.11 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, wonderful juicy grapes but which also tend a little towards botrytisation, very sweet. It evokes a Madeira finish. In the mouth, we find these aromas with a frank attack, despite the 40 ° only, pretty subtle spices. The finale evokes the same impressions. There is not much evolution but everything is here in the pleasure of simplicity and a dram at once very accessible but very generous. Sorry, but it's too good ! Enthusiasm 5/5

  2. malthead-sven scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    is unmistakably from Bushmills, similar to the 10 year old, a little more complex, but overall flat, nice whisky for summer afternoons
    • Nose
      very sweet, fresh pears, a splash of lemon, wine gum, candy cane
    • Taste
      very soft and restrained, sweet, fruit cocktail
    • Finish
      nice fruity, with some oak, here you notice him at least 13 years, but fades quite fast

  3. karloff scored this whisky 73 points Specialist

    This was a surprise off my wife, it wasn't a whisky I was asking for but I have heard about it and it's reputation, so my expectations were high. A very pleasant whisky that went down easy but it wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      55 55

  4. karloff scored this whisky 73 points Specialist

    This was a Christmas present off my wife. A nice well balanced dram.
    • Nose
      A light sweet nose of Caramel and toffee, some white chocolate in there and lots of honey. Some grassy notes come through and there is also hints of peach and white grapes.
    • Taste
      The taste is also light and sweet, almost of a good white wine. Very pleasant, swill around your mouth and you get green apples, white chocolate and some ripe melon.
    • Finish
      The finish is a little disappointing, medium to short with a bit of peach at the death.

  5. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The dryness of the finale is not too much my thing, otherwise this profile very fresh and very fruity, balanced and very easy to access make this whisky an ideal candidate for an aperitif.
    • Nose
      A great freshness of spring flowers. A very very slight salinity (which disappears quickly). Fresh fruit just out of the fridge (banana, pear, apple, grapefruit). Green tea from China.
    • Taste
      A salad of yellow and white fruits, with some quarters of bitter grapefruit. The reduction feels, but does not bother; it is not watery. The freshness of green tea is still present.
    • Finish
      The fruity bitterness asserts itself more. Some spicy spices, and the herbaceous tea dries out the mouth quite well.

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