Although relatively little-known in the UK, Knockando is in fact Diageo's fifth best-selling malt due to its enormous popularity in France and Spain. Despite its popularity, less than 10% of production is kept for single malt as the remainder is required for the J & B blend, of which it is the heart. Knockando belongs to the lighter style ... Read More »
The first Knockando in Diageo's special releases line-up and a bit of a swerve from normal. Firstly, there's no vintage on the bottle, unlike their other expressions, and secondly it's matured solely in first fill sherry casks, for a heavily rich flavour.
A remarkably dark 12yo Knockando 1996 bottled at full strength from a sherry cask (surely a first-fill) for the Managers' Choice series. It's fair to say that this will likely be somewhat more intense than the standard 12yo.
A 1968 vintage Knockando as part of their Extra Old Reserve range. This was distilled in the year the floor maltings were decommissioned at the distillery. This is presented in a lovely decanter and accompanying box.