Knockando

Knockando 12 Years Old 2004 (43%, OB, 2016)

Knockando 12 Years Old 2004

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 43%
  • Age: 12 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £discontinued
  • Origin: Knockando distillery
  • Vintage: 2004

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What they say

It’s the 2004 vintage 12 year old expression from the Knockando distillery in Speyside. These expressions from Knockando are reliably tasty, affordable whiskies.

MoM tasting notes:

  • Nose: Green apples, crusty bread, hay and beeswax.
  • Palate: Pecans with a dusting of cinnamon and brown sugar. Caramel and wheat crackers.
  • Finish: Black pepper and Sesame Snaps.

What I say

Distilled at Knockando distillery during the 2004 season and bottled at 12 years old.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Sauternes (8/20), medium tears, slightly better defined legs.
  • Nose: Strudel, apple & raisin, cinnamon, caramel sauce, highland toffee, butterscotch, cereal, honey, flapjacks.
  • Taste: Medium bodied, creamy palate, creamy highland toffee, more sherried and or toasted oak than 2003 vintage, buttery, orchard and dried fruits, ripe bananas, dried mango, vanilla custard.
  • Finish: Medium-long, honeyed, zesty fruits, leathery and succulent tannins.

Overall

Wow, quite different from the 2003 vintage, juicier and more sherried and much less drying/oaky and spiced.

Score 82/100

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