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Spiral Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt
Knappogue Castle
12 Year Old Single Malt
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Toasted Straw   
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Biscuits and honey with allspice
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Balanced, tight and dry, and with a granola-like hint of honey, dried fruits, and almonds 
Smooth, spicy, and lightly sweet

Flavour Spiral
port, sherry, honey, jam, biscuit, green apple, sweet, dry, toasted
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Knappogue Castle is about unadulterated commitment to quality.   
The Knappogue Castle is a real castle built by the Irish clan MacNamara in the 15th century after the Norman Wars. It was left to ruins until 1966, when Mark Edwin Andrews — the former Assistant Secretary of the US Navy — purchased it and began restoring this landmark of Irish culture. Mr. Andrews also happened to be a true Irish Whiskey devotee and started stocking-up his cellars with all the best casks of aging Irish Whiskey. He waited for the Whiskeys to reach the pinnacle of maturation and then bottled it under the name of his beloved The Knappogue Castle.
Later his son, Mark, decided to issue releases of his father’s passion to the world, beginning with the Knappogue Castle Vintage 1951, which has become one of the most rare and prized Whiskeys in the World — bar none — and bringing international recognition. Today the passion continues and the castle cellars are serving their higher purpose — continually aging some of the finest independent Irish Whiskey on Earth … just as Mr. Andrews had imagined. 
There is something special about 12 YO single malt Whiskey. It’s like a premium steakhouse that dry-ages their Wagyu Ribeye for six weeks. We humans experiment over generations and hit a formula that just works. It is no coincidence that so many premium Whiskey brands issue a dram of that age. When it comes to Single Malt Whiskey and oak, 12 is the magic number
The good folks at Knappogue Castle are famous for doing everything well. It begins with the malt and distillate. But it is the unadulterated commitment to quality aging that makes this little Irish gem feel special. Knappogue Castle 12 YO has sat in the castle “dungeon” for 12 years, undisturbed in ex-Bourbon casks. Boom … done … no spin here … that’s it then … Bob’s your uncle, so pour me a dram.

  • Style
    Single Malt Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Knappogue Castle
  • Bottler
    Knappogue Castle
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Knappogue Castle

12 Year Old Single Malt

(0.75l, 40.0%)

Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt
Bright and a little fruity, not much caramel notes or smoke to it. Goes down smooth, very little burn.
This is the best smoothest whisky yet that I have tried.
Should be a standard at every good Irishmen's bar!
Nice drink. Also appreciate good service and delivery.
nice and smooth
Great taste, specially for its price. Smooth and sweet, very light. A perfect drink for any night.
Very clean. Definitely triple distilled. Malt and citrus on the nose. Very clean on the palate with a short earthy finish. Exceptionally smooth with little to no bite, but a little dull/flat as such. I could drink a ton of it it's so smooth, but i'd never quite be satisfied on a complexity of taste level. Underwhelming, but a good effort worth a dram!
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