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Knappogue Castle 1995

Speechless

0 695

tReview by @thannen

18th Dec 2009

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This bottle left me speechless. I need to fully work out all the aspects of it for a full review. But it is the absolute best Irish whiskey I've had. Sorry Jameson 12 year, but this stuff is absolutely breath taking.

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6 comments

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

No kidding? This can be bought for only £30 and it's Irish? That can mean only one thing: added to the wishlist!

10 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

I had the opportunity to taste this one yesterday, but was not half impressed, I must say. Too bitter to my taste.

10 years ago 0

@Celticowboy
Celticowboy commented

Got a bottle for Christmas. Beats the hell out of any Jamesons, but short of the Bushmills 16 yo, which in my opinion is the gold standard. Very "Scotch-ish" in flavor. Will get more.

10 years ago 0

@mikaelgm
mikaelgm commented

absolutely agree. loved this one.

10 years ago 0

@olivier
olivier commented

I think this misght be one of these "love it or hate it" cases. The nose is amazing with the smell of red forest berries (like the Rote Grütze" one eats in the fall and winter in Germany).

The body is light, which I would normally not like as I prefer full-bodied oily beasts. However a slight bitterness helps the smoothness steer away from blandness. The biiterness stays in the finish.

So, if you don't mind (or actually enjoy) bitterness then you'll find this one interesting. Otherwise you might not.

8 years ago 0

hrdguera commented

I tried the Knappogue Castle 12 on the advice of a friend. I liked it so much I bought the 16 yr old (it was brought in on an order). So, I have to say that when I tried the bottle marked 1995 I thought it was the same as the 16 yr old with dark red colored label. Yes, they are slightly different but I really like all three. I love this whiskey and I enjoy giving friends their first taste of a great Irish Single Malt!

8 years ago 0

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