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Knappogue Castle 12-year-old

Overall rating
86.69/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Barrel Release
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
216
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
21 Nov 2015 1:18 pm by PitchBlack
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 72.00

4 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knappogue Castle 12-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.69 points

  1. CST1986 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very bright and summery, beautiful Irish Single Malt that kind of does an asian twist on your tongue, especially with one or two drops of water. It's very good to see that Irish Whisky is also improving and hitting the sweet spot on the relatively lower end of the price range, not only with old stock from the 90s being sold for >250 €.
    This 12yo Knappogue Castle was very affordable and, if you can still find this cask or something similar to this, highly recommended.
    • Nose
      Vanilla custard with a very light caramel sauce scented with rosewater and lemon oil. Tonka bean, flowers, honey, a hint of cinnamon, ozone and the typical Irish engine oil note lurking very discreetly in the background.

      After 10-15 minutes and with a drop of water: Much fruitier now, with green apples, honeydew melon, banana, lemon skin and suncream.

      Delicious summery nose.
    • Taste
      Beautiful, full-bodied attack on sour exotic fruit - starfruit, papaya and lime, then some vanilla kicking in and the sweet malty flavours coming to the front. Very nice development on bitter grapefruit, barley sugar and just a touch of oaky wood spice (ginger, cloves, coriander seeds) on the way to the finish.
    • Finish
      Medium, very nice on woody mango flavours, ginger and sweet barley.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, lime, apple and a little banana. Rather flat.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, apple, lime and spice.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, lime, apple and fig.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Fruity that struggles to unfold to finally give exotic fruits, ethereal limit. On the palate, vanilla and exotic fruits. Nice and accessible!

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  4. Toffie76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Fine, elegant, super fruity, beautiful balance. It's really juicy and very easily drinkable. Dangerously drinkable I would say. Very charming ... This is a whisky very well done that is drunk like nothing. The nose is really very catchy.

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