Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old
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The age of the Knappogue Castle vintage malts has been sneaking up in the last few years since Bushmills took over the supply contract (early Knappogues were from Cooley). Here, finally, Knappogue has cast off its vintage and replaced it with a 12yo age statement. This Knappogue has beeen bottled without artificial colouring.

12 Year Old
Cask Type

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Aroma:

      Opening inhalations encounter richly biscuity and malty/grainy/breakfast cereal aromas. Several minutes of air contact adds intriguing pepper/vegetal and spice notes.

    • Taste:

      Entry is balanced, focused, and integrated, slightly astringent and nicely fruity. Midpalate has delicate tastes of marshmallow, brown sugar, oaky vanilla, and marzipan.

    • Comment:

      Mellow, well rounded, well balanced, medium intensity; a bright, elegant fruit and mildly spicy taste with a medium-long, clean finish.

6 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    15 July

    This wonderful Irish single malt is fast becoming a favorite of mine.

  • 2
    17 October 2018

    I bought a bottle of this on recommendation from Shannon Airport duty free. The customer advisor on the whisky counter asked me what I liked. I told him I'd never tried an Irish whisky so wanted to try a good Irish whisky. This was his recommendation. It's very tasty whisky. It has a warm first taste which mellows to a smooth after taste. A very nice tipple indeed.

  • 4
    17 August 2018

    Malty nose with hints of banana, coconut and something a little more exhuberant (lychee). Palate has apple, melon and vanilla/herbal notes. Nice lingering finish. Very light but a top-shelf summer dram nonetheless. Recommended!

  • 2
    25 January 2018

    Meh. Another sweet fruity whiskey from Bushmills. If you like Christmas fruitcake then this might be for you. Nice gentle fruit and toffee notes. A tiny bit of pepper and cinnamon. Long finish. Not much oomph.

  • 5
    23 December 2017

    Very smooth, a very balanced whiskey. This one could be a reference whiskey for what a single malt should taste like.

  • Tim Hain 17 July 2012

    A friend bought me a bottle of this last year as a gift. He runs an internet blues program on which I am a performing guest. The show is usually sprinkled with a few Drams.... This was a real surprise. I remember it as delightful - the best Irish single malt I have tasted. Very delicate, very subtle and quite complex. Another bottle would do very nicely, thankyou.