Knockdhu 21
Added on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 08:24 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 21 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.50 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $135 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Bottlings from the Knockdhu distillery are often under the name "An Cnoc," reportedly to avoid confusion with the Knockando distillery.             6,400 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of indoor public swimming pool, light toffee, and white pepper.  The palate is rather bitter, peppery, and quite dry.  Organic stuff attacks every part of the mouth, somewhat like chewing on a bit of dried lawn grass.  This continues in finish with big spice build, turning more peppery.  Heat feels appropriate for the ABV.  This is a tricky whisky to drink, very aggressive, and it offers no apologies for having little accessibility.  It's one you definitely need to be in the mood for.  I'd almost call it an "angry" whisky.  At first, I didn't understand why this would be bottled at all... but after some time with the glass, I did find things to love in this ugly creature.  It's enjoyable in a masochistic sort of way... not unlike enjoying the bold bitterness of straight espresso.  Though I don't think I'd ever seek it out, it's interesting and worth trying.
N: Orange Pledge wood polish...major orange action here.  An orange orgy in a hot tub of orange custard. (Sorry for the disturbing visual.)
P: And more orange.  Reminds me a bit of Amrut cask strength.   A bit of copper.  Very bold.
F: Sugar transforms from sweet to dry and powdery, an odd effect.
Funky but I dig it. 
The nose on this is very perfumy with some soap.
The palate is very sweet with some malt notes in the background. There is only a very light finish.

Generally good but a bit on the sweet side. 
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