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Knappogue Castle 16yr

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  • Distiller:

    Cooley

  • Bottler:

    Knappogue Castle

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    16 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: It’s a very nice whiskey, with an array of bright fruit lying on a bed of creamy vanilla, toasted nuts, marshmallow, marzipan, and powdered cocoa.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Weirdly candy fruit, like a banana dipped in sherry or something. No actual “sherry” notes, but more the sweetness.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The fruit stays with you on the palate along with maple syrup, lemon flavored tea, and coffee grounds. The whiskey finishes dry and bitter, but has a sufficient length.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: A very frustrating bottle. Super-great whiskey for sure, but it could have been hyper-great whiskey! Oh, the frustration…
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: There’s a sharpness on the back end, a reprise of well-roasted nuts, dense wood, and spicy notes of cloves, nutmeg, plus more of that old, oxidized wine character. Deep, intriguing, and soulful, today this is showing as a well-crafted whiskey worth seeking out.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The end result is a vanilla-caramel scent and relatively dark flavors. Oak, caramel and toffee dominate, with baked pear in the middle and drying to vanilla, cocoa and clove on the finish.
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