Knockando 1997

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
08 Jun 2015 2:44 pm

Average value

€ 41.91

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Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1997

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.39 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A smooth and gentle standard Single Malt with a spicy edge.
    • Nose
      Light and clean. Malty and yeast. Grassy notes and hay as well..
    • Taste
      Fruity sweetness of pear and lemon. Nutiness. Punchy kick of black pepper and nutmeg. Quite an assertive palate for a standard OB from Speyside.
    • Finish
      Not that long. Quite bitter. Dryness.

  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Knockando 1997, 12 yo, 43% (bottled 2009). Pale golden. Aroma of barley and pineapple, esters of grain suggesting tropical fruits. Taste is creamy and juicy, subtle malt and oak notes, balance is good - the interplay of aspects of flavour really works. Shortbread and exotic fruits, salt, oak and biscuit with a breathy linger. Crystalline all the way through. Like drinking fruity, slightly edgy, smoked crystal...if you want a romantic or perhaps slightly deranged comparator. This is good. Great subtlety and complexity. 3.75/89

  3. Bosi scored this whisky 68 points Specialist

    Very soft whisky with a fruity aroma. Ideal for getting into the evening. For me, however, a track too shallow and dry in the finish.
    • Nose
      Soft aroma with traces of orange and honey.
    • Taste
      The aroma is also reflected in the taste, enhanced by a hint of dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Relatively short and dry.

  4. hettrum scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

  5. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Apple nose, yellow fruits, citrus and mint notes. Pear, peach and pepper mouth. Final honey. Agitates the mouth, makes you want to chew it. Dilute it.

  6. Whizzkeykid scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. ajdedwards scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Almonds.  Lots of them.  Think high quality muesli with lots of the good bits in.

  8. haubi scored this whisky 46 points Member Senior

    not my cup of tea...
    • Nose
      frisch grassig, Nuss- und Backaromen
    • Taste
      Was sich in der Nase angedeutet setzt sich im Mund fort. Alkohol nicht gut eingebunden; dazu leichte Bitter- und Nussigkeit
    • Finish
      im Mundraum: trocken und rau. Es bleibt eine gewisse „Pelzigkeit“ im Mund zurück

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A spring whisky, very
    quaffable. But blind, I might confuse this with a grappa, which is most likely
    not what the producer would have wanted.
    • Nose
      Sweet nose on
      sweetened breakfast cereals (Frosti) and cashew nuts with a mild fruitiness as
      if from young oranges. Orangina, the lemonade! Yes, that is what this reminds
      me of. Some caramel and vanilla. Not bad, but nothing close to earth shattering
    • Taste
      The arrival is soft
      with just a tad of spices, although they quickly become louder. Nutmeg and a
      bit of pepper. The fruit remains mostly oranges, but now clear hints of Granny
      Smith apples come to the fore. It is, however, very sweet.
    • Finish
      The finish is mildly
      spicy, but short and actually too sweet to be really good.

  10. Dr.Nose did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Dry, fruity notes, nutty and some sourness in the nose.
    Dry and slight sweetish fruitiness, spiciness and bitterness as well in the taste.


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