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Knappogue Castle Single Malt Whiskey 14 Years Old Twin Wood Tasting notes and reviews

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Knappogue Castle Single Malt Whiskey 14 Years Old Twin Wood

Knappogue Castle Single Malt Whiskey
14 Years Old Twin Wood
Irish Whiskey ~ Single Malt
14 years old
Produced at
Castle Brands

Chris Goodrum

A lovely, fresh and citric nose – grapefruit, lime and lemon, then smoked meat and honey. An odd but compelling combination! Hints of earth and manure. The honey is luscious.
Lightly oiled with a touch of caramel oak. It's less citric than the nose but there is plenty of barley to offset the oak. The tannins develop on the middle adding a touch of coffeed spice.
Good length with lingering barley and wood spices. A little dry and dusty at the death.
I hoped the ‘funkiness' of the nose would follow through on to the palate, but it was more conservative.

Alwynne Gwilt

A gentle beast – very delicate, almost floral. Some warm summer hay and fresh peach cobbler. Perfect summer whisky nose.
Milk chocolate, honey and wonderful, zingy peaches and mature fruit. So moreish. Perfect to sip in the back garden on a warm summer's evening.
Fleshy fruit, nectarines and almost a cardboard, filing paper note.
Loved this. Lots of complexity but wonderful soft fruitiness. Would happily go back for a few drams of it and would never guess the ABV was 46%.
Whisky Magazine Issue 128

Whisky Magazine Issue 128
Crown Royal, Netherlands, Laphroaig, Photo Challenge 2015.

Published June 2015.

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