Knappogue Castle 12 Years Old Single Malt Whiskey
According to Whiskybase todays whisky is distilled at Bushmills, but who knows? More importantly, today we taste the entry level 12 Year Old from the Knappogue Castle brand. A triple distilled Irish single malt whiskey, fully matured in ex-bourbon casks.
Knappogue Castle 12 Years Old Single Malt Whiskey (40%, OB)
Nose: Soft, malty and grassy with gentle fruity and flowery notes. Some lime and lemon, with a hint of porridge and wet cardboard. A hint of wood glue too. Light and delicate.
Taste: Nice and oily mouthfeel, despite its low alcohol percentage. Pink grapefruit, lemon peel and some bitter oak. It has a soft spiciness with faint notes of white pepper and cardamom.
Finish: This is where the low abv shows the most. Short in length. Ends on a grassy note.
A perfectly fine triple-distilled Irish whiskey. Light, smooth, fruity. Highly accessible, inoffensive stuff.
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.