Knockando 1974 Quincentenary

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
for Aberdeen University
Stated Age
20 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
standard clear glass bottle
Added on
06 Feb 2017 6:53 am by Tigo

Average value

€ 259.00

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Whisky Reviews for Knockando 1974 Quincentenary

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points

  1. man2392 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: roasted hazelnuts, strawberry shoelaces, chicory, giant corn, bubblegum, dried blueberries, purple sweet potato, old dates
    Palate: treacle, chinotto, currants, garibaldi biscuits, caramel colouring
    Finish: cardamom and black sesame, golden caster sugar

    With water
    Nose: softer, jaggery and a mahogany chesterfield
    Palate: demerara sugar and tarte tatin, stewed prunes
    Finish: custard apple and pomegranate molasses

    Tasted as part of Coke Float Thursday #18 SLURP

  2. STL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice sherry influenced by wood. Lots of gluttony and fruit that might suggest a grain. Some notes of pineapple and concentrated honey
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It looks modern from the nose, but no longer in taste. Unusual aroma constellation, but very harmonious in itself. A sherry bomb of yesteryear. A really interesting and then probably very unusual bottling for the 500th anniversary of the University of Aberdeen.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Spicy sherry, next to it little else has a chance. Strong barrel acid, looks familiar, but not old. Judging by the nose, it could have been bottled today. With Katjes yoghurt gums Sebastian gets to the point. Liquorice, but also a typical sherry profile with roasted aromas, beet syrup and very dark honey. Warms something fresher, sweeter, less severe.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Acid first, then roasted aromas then sweetness, but the acidity remains dominant. It looks surprisingly fruity and fresh, not at all like a modern sherry barrel storage.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is rather short, here too with a focus on the acid.


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