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Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey (750ml)


A pale straw color hides a spirit with delightfully complex aromas of fresh pear, toasted cereal, and vanilla bean. The orchard flavors translate beautifully to a palate loaded with succulent orchard fruit and luscious softness without any sharp edges.The aroma is enticingly bright and fruity, like fresh pears, while the palate is silky and mellow. A fruity core is layered with vanilla, hints of salted butterscotch and buttery croissant, plus a light sprinkle of cinnamon and clove.Pungent and decadent on the nose with preserved Meyer lemon, poached pear, singed rocky earth and a deep, spicy almond personality. Rich and apple-like in the mouth with a touch of nutmeg and ginger before finishing hardily.

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey is a mellow, well rounded, well balanced whiskey with a medium intensity.  It has a bright, elegant fruit and mildly spicy taste with a medium-long, clean finish

Tasting Notes:

by F. Paul Pacult
The Spirit Journal, September 2010

Color: Lovely pale straw/yellow color reminiscent of muscadet white wine; ideal purity.

Aroma: Opening inhalations encounter richly biscuity and malty/grainy/breakfast cereal aromas. Several minutes of air contact adds intriguing pepper/vegetal and spice notes.

Taste: Entry is balanced, focused, and integrated, slightly astringent and nicely fruity. Midpalate has delicate tastes of marshmallow, brown sugar, oaky vanilla, and marzipan.

Comment: A polished and mature Irish single malt whiskey selected and bottled at the ideal age. One of the best Knappogue Castle bottlings to date. Excellent Value

Price: $56.50
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