- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1994
20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.11 points
- Nose: fruity juicy oranges, fresh grapefruit, lime, fresh fruity tart, barely sweet in the nose, oak notes in the background well perceivable, 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 only find 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 not good for my taste in balance or too long in the barrel. Drinkable yes - but at the price I get better like Aberlour 18 or Cardhu 18
- 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.
The most complex component: sherry wnd vanilla are the primary components, then malt, fruits, cake
Spices, sweet wood, lemonade, orange
Cinammon, sweet wood. Clean with a medium persistence.
- 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.
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.
- Not bad, but I would expect more complexity and depth from whisky of this age!
Oak, vanilla, citruses, caramel, metals, sawdust, hay and mixed fruit jam.
Spicy oak, sherry, forest fruits and citruses.
Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.
- Less heavily sherried than the 18-year-old. Needs a bit of time in the glass. Nose: some cardboard and wood shavings, mint chocolates, sun-dried hay, baked apples, and honey. Still pretty fresh and light after 21 years. Veeeery faint peat in the background, could also be charred wood. Makes a rather dry impression, not a whole lot of fruitiness. It's pleasant, but a bit quiet.
On the tongue, the body could be bigger, for sure. A bit thin; unimpressive attack. Very Speyside, very middle-of-the-road, with a very chillfiltered mouthfeel. More sherry on the palate than on the nose. Dry throughout, with tannic bursts and quite a bit of bitterness at the end. The age (i.e., old wood) comes through at the death as well.
Finishes on bitter, sour coffee, perhaps a splash of herbal liqueur as well. Still some heat, even at 43% and 21 years. Not great, to be honest.
Hmmmmh, I really liked the recent 12- and 15-year-old standard bottlings, and the 18-year-old was good as well if you're into dry sherry, but this one leaves me cold. For the most part, this provides an entry-level experience, with the age only showing intermittently, in frustrating flashes. I really don't see the point of this bottling. For the money, I'd opt for a Glenfarclas 21 or even a Ballantine's 21 (the 43% version, needless to say).
- 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.
- good PLV, rather on the dry side. He should be left in the bottle for several months, which he does very well.
nice fruity, pear, citrus, vanilla, caramel, very delicate oak, has some metallic in the background
round, caramel, oak spice, a slight tingle on the tongue. Again, a very slight metallic note.
dry, slightly sweet. It leaves a somewhat sweetish oak spices, with the entfenrt metallic note. Drinkable.