Knockando 15 Years Old 1997

Knockando 15 Years Old 1997 Richly Matured (43%, OB, 2012)

  • ABV: 43%
  • Age: 15 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £discontinued
  • Origin: Knockando distillery
  • Vintage:  1997


What they say

A 15 year old 1997 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the Knockando distillery in Speyside. It has been matured in a combination of Sherry and refill bourbon casks. Knockando whisky is one of the major components to the renowned J&B blend.

MoM tasting notes:

  • Nose: Good core of golden malt, a slight hint of sweet apple flesh and cinnamon.
  • Palate: Very malty. Suggestions of almond butter and milk chocolate.
  • Finish: A whack of Sherried malt barges in on the long finish.

What I say

Distilled at Knockando distillery during the 1997 season and bottled at 15 years old.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Refractive amber gold (9/20) medium-fine, oily tears and thick legs.
  • Nose: Juicy fruits and brown sugars, barely sugars, delicate/gently spiced gingerbread biscuits, orange essence, quite thick and syrupy, golden syrup, floral blossom and hazelnuts.
  • Taste: Medium-light bodied, prickly spiced gingerbread, cinnamon danish, sugared nuts, florality on the palate, lemon fresh, linen, honey-nut cornflakes, coffee/hazelnut latte.
  • Finish: Medium-long, honeyed cinnamon spice and chicory coffee.


Malty and floral, spicy and nutty, coffee, etc, this has it all but is perhaps a little too spiced for me.

Score 82/100

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