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Knockando 21

Postby Jacques » Sun May 20, 2007 7:14 pm

I was just wondering why the Knockando 21 I bought a few months ago is so keen on buyers... Is it a hard find? Is it that good?? to tell you the truth I bought it to add to my drinking collection as this will be my first Knockando bottle.... Thanks for comments
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Postby Ganga » Mon May 21, 2007 6:57 pm

It has been several years since I have seen a distillery bottling available in So Cal. It would seem the Knockando has gone to very limited release as a single malt.
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Postby vitara7 » Mon May 21, 2007 7:16 pm

here in the uk its only really the 12 yo you can really lay your hands on.
if you go to the likes of spain, its in nearly every shop that sells whisky or alcohol come to think. you also get a few diffrent vintages of it as well. not just the 12yo vintages either, last year i got a 1982, 1986 centenary, 1987 and a 1990 when i was over
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Postby les taylor » Mon May 21, 2007 7:45 pm

On LFW they it is Knockdu. Like V7 I picked up a Knockando 12 but in France last August. It's a 1993 in a lovely wooden box. It cost about 20 euro's which is about £14 / £15. Bargain I thought it would be rude not to.




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Postby vitara7 » Mon May 21, 2007 8:16 pm

i got the 1990 in a wooden desk holder thingy, the others were in coppery tins
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Postby Wave » Mon May 21, 2007 8:18 pm

The Knockando 12 use to be one of my main malts a decade ago, but like Ganga it's been a few years since I've seen any Knockando in the States. It was a lovely little dram.


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Postby vitara7 » Mon May 21, 2007 8:54 pm

if i recall rightly, most of it goes into the J&B blended stuff.
maybe little is let over to market it enough for the single malt market, also with them haveing other distilleries in the classic malts thing, maybe they dont want to push stuff more than them.
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Postby les taylor » Mon May 21, 2007 9:17 pm

It's interesting what Richard Joynson say's about it.



Knockando OB 1993 12yo 40%alc.

Used to be a fine mid-Speyside malt, elegant with some fruity and vanilla notes. However the last time I tried it it was very poor - not worth bottling in truth.


Perhaps that's why it's so cheap abroad.



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Postby vitara7 » Mon May 21, 2007 9:36 pm

well im heading of to palma on next tuesday when i get back from islay for 8 nights, so hopefully they'll be a few cheap bottles coming back in the case... or maybe some stuff at dooty free...
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Postby Scotchio » Mon May 21, 2007 11:05 pm

Like cardhu,another malt which was very popular in the 70s, it is still a big seller in Spain and is still in the top 20 sales list apparently.Perhaps Diagio are happier to push different malts in different markets to help maintain some balance in demand.
I recently tried a 1980 16yr old;dry ,malty with some berry fruit and a long oaky finish, quite nice really.
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Postby Jacques » Tue May 22, 2007 2:23 am

Thanks for all the comments... I can tell you that the bottle I have is the following:
Knockando
aged 21 years
Distilled in 1977
Bottled in 1998
Cask No. 59
Justerini & Brooks St. James's Street London
Product of Scotland

I hope to try it soon and will let you know my surprise....[/img]
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Postby Jacques » Tue May 22, 2007 2:24 am

tried to post a pictur, but sorry have no clue on how to do that...
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Postby Ganga » Tue May 22, 2007 4:17 am

I hope you enjoy your beverage. My recollection from when I did have it, I found the nose to be intensely fruity and flowery. The pallate was quite light. Still enjoyable.

The only Knockando I've seen recently is a 1980 Scott's Selection. There's a little liquor store down in Santa Monica that still has two or three of the bottles.
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Postby Scotchio » Tue May 22, 2007 8:56 am

Sounds like the bottling in M Jacksons Whisky Companion 2000, he rated it 81pts, the best of the knockandos he reviewed.,quite a big sherry impact ,"good flavour development,faint smokiness, soothing." What's not to enjoy?
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