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Knockando 1990

Overall rating
84.01/100
votes
143
Whiskybase ID
WB54512
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Master Reserve
Vintage
1990
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L3317CM000 07772925
Barcode
5021903802567
Added on
05 May 2014 11:21 pm by Prodigy
Colored

Average value

€ 150.00

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143 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1990

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.01 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Hui, quite decent board, so I had the or the some Knockando 21, which I know, not in memory. The here is in its woody expression very interesting and peculiar, but certainly not for everyone, no cozy 21er Gaumenschmeichler, but in itself is the Master Reserve with about 65 ¬ today 'a very good price house number.
    • Nose
      sweet with a tiny dusty note, raisins, honey, a touch of ginger (but only the aroma, not the sharpness), after a while a light sour note towards mead / cider
    • Taste
      For 21 years very strong and spicy, wood, pepper, a harsh forest honey note, some walnut, resin, quite different, than the nose can expect
    • Finish
      medium to long, the oak fires well, pepper, bitter, camillan, walnut

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    aja, for a 21 year old rather disappointing. Good, he is also very cheap. Whether I personally consider him cheap, I'm not so sure. The 18 year old I liked better. He flattened especially with increasing temperature, unfamiliar. Just made the counter sample again, directly from the bottle, the aroma is back. Does not tolerate heat! Warm benevolent 75 cool from the bottle quite well worth 83. Averaged rating.
    • Nose
      Distinct sherry, overripe grapes, raisins and dates. Vanilla and honey. When heated, there is a distinct note of fermented apple that dominates, the sherry notes are gone.
    • Taste
      Strong pepper, honey, also clear alcohol. Strong salivation. Creamy yet surprisingly dry. Some oak tannins are also present, with the vanilla of the aroma and the lack of bitterness in the taste of many Bourbon barrels.
    • Finish
      While the alcohol and tannins fade, a nutty creaminess remains. Overall, rather short.

  3. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, slightly fermented fruit, delicately vinous, butter honey.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, creamy, very fine and easy drinking. Slightly peppery,
      delicately fruity. After a long sip, it was also clear
      peppery. Can be chewed for a long time.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Wood spices, very soft, bitter - sweet.

  4. claymore84 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 02-28-2021.
    Alcoholic, wooden but not much flavour at all. Even the 12 year old was better.

  5. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is a very good example of age not determining the quality of a whisky. 21 years did not make a real impact.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh wood and sawdust. Fresh notes come forwars slowly.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Liquorice, fresh wood, plums, caramel. Much better than the nose.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Almost exaclty the same notes as the nose.

  6. glen efze scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Yes, ok, not a bad whisky ... But of course the expectations are higher for a 21 year old. He didn't have really good sherry casks - more vanilla flavors than sherry fruits. The whisky is colored, I assume it is much lighter ...
    It's a Diageo whisky: a bit of color fake, not bad, not big - missed a chance.
    It remains a latent bitterness - but it lacks the impressive finish that a 21-year-old would have deserved.

  7. rottendon scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Had him again in a blind tasting with a slightly cold nose, this time gave him 82 points. Due to the cold, the old rating remains.

    Drinkable standard, there are definitely better but also significantly worse.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Yellow fruits and herbal tincture determine the first two breaths, honey is added, the fruits become a little stronger. After some time in mirabelles and peaches soaked in alcohol, the herbs are gone. The herbs come back warmed.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Honey, a slight tingling, which increases significantly towards the back, quite sweet, otherwise there is not much. A bit of bitterness towards the back.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The finish is rather short, when the reheating and tingling are over, the malt is also gone. You can find some liquorice, possibly also a few dry herbs.

  8. The_Independent scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    —— blind cost ——
    • Nose
      86 86
      Full, sweet and nicely spicy, yellow fruits, some citrus, honey, maybe a little waxy. At the beginning, a little alcohol stings - but this goes away in the glass over time. Otherwise, the smell hardly changes over time.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oily, and also slightly watery, quite spicy, subtle sweetness, fruit notes I can not define, over time it gets fuller in the mouth.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Impressively powerful and quite long. Oily, spicy wood, some salt (?), Slight bitter notes, maybe soap (lavender?), Cocoa, then drying slightly.

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      At first surprisingly bright and fresh. Sweet bright honey. Some fresh citrus fruits. Behind it comes out but then an old dusty spine. It gets oily and shows some waxy notes and sweet caramel. Exciting nose.
    • Taste
      83 83
      In the first impression rather light and mild. But on the tongue he shows his age with a strong malt note and dark chocolate. Elegant bitterness and dry oak on the palate.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Rather mild and medium in length. Dark chocolate stays behind

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