Knappogue Castle 12 yo
Added on Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 09:28 AM
  Bottler: Castle Brands
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Irish
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Ireland
  Price: $42 Availability: Specialty Stores
Triple distilled and aged in bourbon casks.
Member Ratings and Notes
The nose is malty and fruity. Palate is soapy with a bit of pepper. The finish is mostly peppery with some malt on the nose. This is not at all bad but a bit on the bland side.  

Right off the bat are some green apples, honeysuckle, and a touch of lemon rind. The malt and spice are definitely in there, and as you might expect, some hints of vanilla and caramel. Though something you might not expect is how strong the scent of peaches and banana cream pie come though. To be honest it’s a bit overwhelming.


This is one of the fruitiest whiskeys I’ve had in a long time. The same green apple from the nose comes through in full force right away and is followed by some red berries, grapes and tropical fruit. There are also some really surprising notes of salt water taffy, mint, caramel, vanilla, and bourbon spice and if that’s where it stopped that would have been fantastic, however there are a some peach and banana gremlins in this glass. The sweet peach and banana notes border on overwhelming and like mogwais from hell they become even more bold and gnarly when water is added. Particularly the banana.


Big peach and banana that hang around for a really long time, but as they fade the malt and just a hint of bourbon spice shows up before it fades completely.

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