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Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old

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@sonofwattReview by @sonofwatt

11th Apr 2011

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After seeing a few bottles at my local LCBO I read some reviews and my interest was piqued. My first taste burned without much flavour. I gave it a few minutes to breath and added a few teaspoons of water. That really opened the flavour (much more than with other whiskey); bringing out the sweetness. Long, warm, sweet, pleasant finish.

To date, my favourite whiskey. And at $48 (CAD) an incredible value.

The bottle says it's a single malt Irish whiskey, aged 12 years; which is a departure from the traditional Knappogue Castle (pronounced NAH' pogue) style of labelling their whiskeys by vintage e.g. 1995, 1994, etc). Aged in Bourbon Oak Casks with no caramel colouring added.

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@AboutChoice
AboutChoice commented

@sonofwatt, I like Irish single malts, such as Michael Collins Single Malt ... so I intend to pick up a bottle of Knolppogue. Here in Michigan, it is actually available for $31.97 USD , and further more, the 1951 expression is available for a mere $1,565.44 USD.

9 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

...a mere $1565.44? That's a bit bargain basement don't you think... ;)

9 years ago 0

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