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Knockando 1994

Overall rating
83.19/100
votes
87
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

€ 67,54

12 × in wishlist

87 × member ratings

319 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1994

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.19 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 Member Senior

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

  5. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but I would expect more complexity and depth from whisky of this age!
    • Nose
      82 82
      Oak, vanilla, citruses, caramel, metals, sawdust, hay and mixed fruit jam.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Spicy oak, sherry, forest fruits and citruses.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  6. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    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).

  8. vb_bembel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  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. BehindSpace scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

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