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Knappogue Castle 16-year-old

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Twin Wood
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels + Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L16004013
Added on
13 Nov 2016 8:15 pm by stup
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 87,99

17 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Knappogue Castle 16-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. craide scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Nice balanced combination of bourbon and sherry for me. Occasionally a little weak on the chest and leaves behind pretty much behind. I remembered that better.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh slightly sweetish onset. Dark fruits, raisins with light vanilla and caramel notes. Nice interaction.
      Plums, creamy candies and a nutty component come through.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Soft, slightly creamy. Slightly watered on first try, then comes an alcoholic touch on the palate, probably not optimally involved. In addition a slightly dusty, earthy mouthfeel.
      Only gradually comes the fruit and a light sweet.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short, slightly warm finish.
      A little bitter towards chocolate.

  2. Steven79 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This smells heavily sherried rather than any bourbon inluence with a little chemical note, chocolate, Turkish Delight, furniture polish.

    Fairly pleasant, soft caramel notes mixed with cream and a little spice on the palate. A distant orange cream note emerges after a few minutes.

    The finish is longer than expected but it is just a warm sensation rather than any actual taste, or so I wrongly thought but then a final sweet pastry note at the finish which must be down to the bourbon casks in the mix.

    Not complex in any way, but sometimes a simple profile works very well, this is a good example.

    I thought this was a mix of bourbon & sherry casks but it is a sherry cask finish which has really subdued the bourbon casks!

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

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