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.