Knockando 1994

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Master Reserve
Stated Age
21 years old
1st + 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon + 1st Fill Sherry
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 Mar 2016 7:01 pm by Gonathras

Average value

€ 85.10

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171 × member ratings

639 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1994

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.95 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Here I have to be grateful for the sample from André as an encore. I don't have to stay long either, because it is one of the whiskys that hardly deserves its age. Especially in the transition to the finish, a complete deregistration of the sensory impressions from 21 years of maturation. The fact is: the nose saves the 84 points.
    • Nose
      If you know the whisky, this nose is not that bad compared to your own performance. The interplay between sherry vanilla plus light citrus-like fruitiness from the bourbon world and the announcement of wood in wood with predominantly wood, or something like that :-) With the nose deep in the barrel.
    • Taste
      It runs in sweetly and the texture is creamy and full at the beginning, but after a few moments in the mouth it becomes harsh and spicy with these registered wood notes from the nose. Already at the transition it becomes bitter and carpentry heavy. Too many wood chips are lying around. A touch of sherry tries to save the day. But the balance between 21 years of maturation is different. Sorry, I would almost like to speak of missing notes at this point. Management neglected homework.
    • Finish
      It stays for a relatively long time but only due to the bitterness and the dehydration and if it weren't for the dusty wood and the misty vanilla, you wouldn't believe that this is a 21 malt. A blind tasting would get out of hand here. What he can show in this case is a recognition value. Positive or negative is a matter of taste.
      My conclusion: Life is too short .....

  2. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      At first the wood, the oak, dominates. He is old enough. The fruit is fruity with very slight vanilla.
    • Taste
      In the taste rather spicy. A load of juniper, beetroot, very light sherry, creamy.
    • Finish
      The empty glass smells of oak and vanilla - just as I like it.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    In contrast to the quite edgy wooden board from 1990, which I recently tasted, the 94 is now again a really tasty number with the age of corresponding intensity, for 65 € "very drinkable".
    • Nose
      relatively dry, sawdust, old dust, some acidity, white wine, there is something else fruity, could be a berry note, fresh raspberry or red currant, and a hint of dark chocolate, almost no sweetness
    • Taste
      first fruity, orange marmalade, or better orange gummy, a little honey, then a lot of drinking cocoa with some pepper
    • Finish
      long, warm, pepper, cocoa, a little camillan

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose: fruity juicy oranges, fresh grapefruit, lime, fresh fruity tartness, hardly any sweetness in the nose, oak notes in the background well perceptible, but never dominiant, slightly dusty like sawdust from rotten wood

    Taste: Wood, in contrast to the nose a lot of oak and almost no fruit, slightly bitter, tart, slightly dry, but then comes on a light sweetness and light chocolate / coffee notes, but which are mostly overshadowed by tart wood, such a slightly biting stringy woody wort lies above everything. Also about the sherry fruits, which I can find only with the second sip. A mixture of oranges and occasionally a hint of red berries. The finish is quite long for 43% and becomes extremely dry and sawdust aromatic.

    Conclusion: The 1994 18-year-old Knockando tastes better. This one has a really nice nose, but in the mouth it's too harsh, woody just for my taste not in balance or too long in the barrel. Drinkable yes - but at the price I get better like Aberlour 18 or Cardhu 18

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

  5. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    He has a rather unusual nose with an interplay of pleasant tannins and decent fruitiness, the former predominating. On the palate the aroma profile in the nose corresponds well and acceptable strength. You can enjoy it well, provided that the somewhat superficial tannins don't bother you.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Strong caramel at the beginning, nut cake, honey and vanilla. Later overripe apples, a sweet Red Bull gummy fruit note. Then coffee beans.
    • Taste
      84 84
      soft on the palate, nutty, with light fruits and honey. Well-integrated alcohol.
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium length finish with subtle bitter oak, covering the mouth.

  6. Likudi scored this whisky 79 points Moderator

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. Max70 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I found it needs a while in the glass and some drop of water to show all its character.
    Well balanced, quite complex and with a clean final.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The most complex component: sherry wnd vanilla are the primary components, then malt, fruits, cake
    • Taste
      87 87
      Spices, sweet wood, lemonade, orange
    • Finish
      86 86
      Cinammon, sweet wood. Clean with a medium persistence.

  8. diamond2000 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: sweet honey, milk caramel, coffee with milk, dark raisins, prunes, black currant wiped with sugar, second wave - old lacquered furniture, dusty books, minerals (stone crumb), after some time fresh sliced ginger appears, blooming lilac . The fragrance is constantly revealed and begins to play with new colors, good!

    Taste: sweet ginger, extra black chocolate, black coffee with sugar, dark raisins, brown demerara sugar.

    Finish: medium length, chocolate and coffee gradually leaving sweetness in bitterness, compote of dried fruits, prunes, spices.

    Rating: 86

    Bottom line: the aroma is closed, time-consuming, but gradually introduces something new and develops - I really liked it; after that you expect something similar from taste and finish, but alas, everything is pretty simple and monotonous here, but of course the balance is at a height - the coffee and chocolate theme is traced from aroma to finish.

  9. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    sweet spices, a peppery side on the return and the diffuse sherry sensation!

    then humus (wet grass!), mushrooms (cepes) and characteristic dry woody, vanilla-orange for fruits.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89


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