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Knappogue Castle 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Knappogue Castle 12 Years Old

Brand
Knappogue Castle
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Irish Whiskey ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
2004
Produced at
Castle Brands
Website
www.knappoguewhiskey.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

87
Nose
Aromatic, sweet barley and vanilla oak. Pleasantly fruity with banana, apricot, greengage, thyme, grass and citrus. With time an almost grainy Pot Still-like note appears.
Palate
Crisper and fresher to begin with, followed by the fleshy apricot, apple, banana and a touch of honey which fills it out. Beautifully balanced with hints of lime and crunchy barley.
Finish
Good crisp, citric and mineral finish with lingering sweet barley, herbs and oak.
Comment
Poised, elegant and very well balanced. A lovely drop of the Irish as they say.

Joel Harrison

80
Nose
A well rounded nose which gives lavender, honeysuckle, heather and vanilla. The oak tickles the spirit to leave a good partnership on the aroma.
Palate
Elements of frozen red berries, white chocolate, more vanilla and blackcurrant leaves. Smooth and very easy to drink. Improved with a dash of water.
Finish
Vanilla milkshake hits hard on the finish, with more of the red berries too.
Comment
A perfectly nice dram that isn't going to set the world on fire, but is very drinkable indeed.
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