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Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Marsala Cask

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Marsala Cask

Size: 0,75 l
(46.0% ABV)

4.1

21 total reviews

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  • BrandKnappogue Castle
  • CategoryIrish Whiskey
  • CountryIreland
  • DistilleryThe Great Northern Distillery
  • Age12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Alcohol46.0%
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Irish mists and Sicilian summer, married.

The Knappogue castle in Ireland has been around since the 15th century. In 1966, Mark Edwin Andrews from Texas bought its ruins and restored it with his architect wife. Then, Mark started buying barrels of fine Whiskey from all around the country, maturing them even further, bottling them under the castle’s name. his last release was a 1951 vintage, matured for 36 years, which hardcore Whiskey aficionados consider a holy grail of Irish Whiskey. Now, his son, Mark Andrews III, is a knighted Whiskey maker, offering us lavish limited releases.

The Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Marsala Cask Irish Whiskey is an insanely rare delight – only 690 bottles made. It’s a no-fake-color, non-chillfiltered Spirit matured at least for a dozen of years in ex-Bourbon oak barrels, before it was finished in Marco de Bartoli Marsala casks. Marsala is a dry and sweet fortified wine from Sicily, similar to Port, Madeira and Sherry. This triple-distilled Irish Whiskey brings the summer breeze of Sicily to the mysterious mists of Ireland.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • black pepper black pepper
  • fruit fruit
  • malt malt
  • vanilla vanilla
  • spicy spicy
  • grain grain
  • oak oak
  • marzipan marzipan
  • marshmallow marshmallow
Appearance / Color
Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich malty and grainy nose with lovely notes of pepper and spices.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Balanced and fruity palate followed by notes of marshmallow, brown sugar, marzipan, vanilla and oak.
 
Finish
Medium finish.

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Irish mists and Sicilian summer, married.

The Knappogue castle in Ireland has been around since the 15th century. In 1966, Mark Edwin Andrews from Texas bought its ruins and restored it with his architect wife. Then, Mark started buying barrels of fine Whiskey from all around the country, maturing them even further, bottling them under the castle’s name. his last release was a 1951 vintage, matured for 36 years, which hardcore Whiskey aficionados consider a holy grail of Irish Whiskey. Now, his son, Mark Andrews III, is a knighted Whiskey maker, offering us lavish limited releases.

The Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Marsala Cask Irish Whiskey is an insanely rare delight – only 690 bottles made. It’s a no-fake-color, non-chillfiltered Spirit matured at least for a dozen of years in ex-Bourbon oak barrels, before it was finished in Marco de Bartoli Marsala casks. Marsala is a dry and sweet fortified wine from Sicily, similar to Port, Madeira and Sherry. This triple-distilled Irish Whiskey brings the summer breeze of Sicily to the mysterious mists of Ireland.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • black pepper black pepper
  • fruit fruit
  • malt malt
  • vanilla vanilla
  • spicy spicy
  • grain grain
  • oak oak
  • marzipan marzipan
  • marshmallow marshmallow
Appearance / Color
Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich malty and grainy nose with lovely notes of pepper and spices.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Balanced and fruity palate followed by notes of marshmallow, brown sugar, marzipan, vanilla and oak.
 
Finish
Medium finish.

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