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Knockando 1994

Overall rating
83.68/100
votes
119
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Master Reserve
Vintage
1994
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
1st + 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon + 1st Fill Sherry
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6259CM000
Barcode
5010103802567
Added on
02 Mar 2016 7:01 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 69.73

18 × in wishlist

119 × member ratings

472 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1994

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.68 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Class!
    • 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.

  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. Ulcinj scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Andreas W. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. 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.

  9. Likudi scored this whisky 79 points Moderator

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

  10. GlenMichach scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    An unexcited Knockando in 1994

    Restrained and closed, it lies in the glass. With a little time and hand warmth it opens and exudes - better said "breathes" a tender Sherrybuket. The flavors are quite reserved, I have to look for something. Very interwoven (here is an excuse for not finding much at first), but elegantly flatters my senses. Raisin water.
    When I turn in a glass, I feel the smell of fresh bread, toast bread crumbs in the hot toaster, maybe. Little sweetness, but herbal aromas report.

    The palate remains a little pale in taste, slightly nutty. The alcohol is noticeable, although it is only 43 vol. % lies. Slight bitterness appears in the medium-long finish, cocoa dust, for example, and remains for a while.

    An unexcited drop, which is reasonably priced for its 21 years. However, not a replacement candidate.

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