Knappogue Castle Twin Wood Sherry Finish 16 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 750ML
Whiskey Advocate 90 points  Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points  UBC Finalist 100 points  (2)

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Knappogue Castle Twin Wood Sherry Finish 16 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Knappogue Castle Twin Wood Sherry Finish 16 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Product Information
Country: Ireland
Type: Single Malt Whiskey
ABV: 43.00%


Price:
$89.99


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In 1966, Mark Edwin Andrews purchased Knappogue Castle, a 15th century castle in Ireland, which was then in ruins. He and his wife, a prominent architect, then embarked on an ambitious program of restoration, in an effort to return the structure to its original state of glory and grandeur. It was around this time that Andrews began buying casks of fine pot still whiskey from top distilleries in the country. The casks were further aged and bottled under what is now the Knappogue Castle label. His last bottling, a 1951 vintage aged 36 years, is revered by connoisseurs as the oldest and rarest commercially available Irish whiskey on the market. Many years later, his son, Mark Andrews III, would bring Knappogue 1951 and his father’s legacy to the United States and other international markets.

Whiskey Advocate 90 points - The Twin Wood release is the result of refilling this triple distilled single malt from its bourbon casks into oloroso casks for a 21-month finishing period. This produced a wonderfully dry nose of macadamia nut, pepper, and baked apple crumble. Rich sweetness, more sherry fruit, and raspberry, which develop with plum notes, some bitter fruits, old chocolate, and a little heat. Fruity sweetness is maintained through the finish. Reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Spring 2017)  (Mar 2017)

Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Malted chocolate, banana, Brazil nut, and warm brown butter marry well on a rich, toasty nose. The palate offers ripe tropical fruit and nutty, salty sweetness before finishing with long, roasted allusions to roasted almond and creme brulee. - 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Excellent, Highly Recommended)