Knockando 12 Years Old 2003

Knockando 12 Years Old 2003 Season (43%, OB, 2015)

  • ABV: 43%
  • Age: 12 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £discontinued
  • Origin: Knockando distillery
  • Vintage: 2003


What they say

12 year old single malt from Speyside’s Knockando distillery, matured in bourbon casks which were filled in 2003. A vanilla-forward and fruit expression, with plenty of malt notes to back it up.

MoM tasting notes:

  • Nose: Apple and kiwi, along with a hint of white grape too. Handfuls of vanilla pods.
  • Palate: Butterscotch ice cream with caramel sauce. Some candied ginger hints bring spice.
  • Finish: Quite nutty on the finish. A lingering sweetness.

What I say

Distilled at Knockando distillery during the 2003 season and bottled at 12 years old.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: White Burgundy (6/20), medium tears and long, fine legs.
  • Nose: Fruity and sweet, apple, pear, fresh and stewed/baked fruits, light honey, cereal biscuit, malted milk and hcocolate digestive biscuits, something zesty, grapefruit peel, ginger?
  • Taste: Medium-bodied, creamy palate, green banana and lime zestiness, peach, chocolate limes, touch of sour oak wood, vanilla, cereals, rhubarb and apple pie with cinnamon and custard, chalky & fruity antacids.
  • Finish: Refreshing and zesty, cereal, fruit then drying spice, a touch leathery.


A fruity and creamy expression with more than a touch of minerality, more like antacids than Edinburgh rock, reasonably pleasing creamy texture but a bit meh flavour wise.

Score 74/100

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