Knockando 12 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Knockando
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • apple
  • bread
  • savoury
  • pecan
  • salty
  • pepper
  • hay
  • sugar
  • spicy

Knockando

12 Year Old (0.7l, 43%)
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Character Goatson
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. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Knockando
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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. 

Finish
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.”
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  • apple
  • bread
  • savoury
  • pecan
  • salty
  • pepper
  • hay
  • sugar
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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