Knockando 12 Year Old

Knockando 12 Year Old

(0.7l, 43%)


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Light, crisp, fruit-forward, and tasty… a signature Speysider.

Knockando is a (very) small town in the Moray district along the Spey River. Two businesses have thrived in this little hamlet in modern times—the famous Old Wool Mill, and Whisky. Lots of Whisky. The Knockando distillery has been kicking out their signature single-malt since 1898 when John Tytler Thompson built it.

Most Knockando Whisky goes into various blends, including J&B, where it is a core component. But they stab off the best stuff for single-malt releases and special editions, including some quite old expressions. But this is only about 10% of total production, so make sure you get your share.

Knockando 12 Year Old is well known as a reliable, tasty, and affordable Single Malt. The current release is vintage 2004, though they have recently stopped using the “vintage” statement on their label. All Knockado Whiskies are what we like to call a “classic Speyside,” meaning that they are light with an herbal/floral aroma and fruit-forward on the palate. Knockando 12 is no exception, making this dram ideal for salty and savory food parings — think charcuterie or crostini — and as a warm-weather apéritif. And at 43% ABV, it’s got enough flavor to stand out without overwhelming the palate. 

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured longer).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm gold. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Mown hay, crisp apple, pumpernickel bread, and candle-wax. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Baked apple, oat streusel and pecans. 

Relatively short with pepper and crisps.

Smartass corner:
Sources conflict on the origin of the old Gaelic name “Knockando.” Some insist that it derives from “Cnocan Dubh,” which translates as “little black hill.” Others suggest it comes from “Cnoc Cheannachd,” meaning "Hill of Commerce.”
Ratings & Reviews
Nice apple and nut flavours, but very harsh and not much of a finish.
Delicious flavourful whisky
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