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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.