Knockdhu 12yo (OB)

A Simpler Time

Ah, the 90’s a simpler time when Knockdhu released bottles in its own name. It was only when the naming confusion with that other distillery Knockando put them on a collision course, that they deceided to change the name of their product to ‘AnCnoc’. The name change was so successful that nowadays most people believe it’s also the name of the distillery

matured for 12years, bottled in the 90’s as the entry level official bottling of Knockdhu at 43% ABV.

Nose: malty in its core with a light fruity lemon balm perfume, notes of cardboard and white pepper, with just a flowery touch to it. Nothing out of the ordinary here…

Mouth:  an oily body with a sharp and spicy palate of dried apples, fennel and malted barley on a bed of white pepper and marjoram.

Finish: medium long, high alcoholic, with notes of green apples and caramel with a salty touch in its tail.

The Verdict: it is good, not great, but overall a very tasty sipper that could easily take on any of today’s entry level drams. Impressed by the full body, I believe the ratings it got on whiskyfun and whiskybase are far too low. A classic Speysider “cough Highland” whisky?

Score: 84

Nose: 21

Taste: 21
Finish: 20 Balance: 22
   < 75: undrinkable, avoid at all costs
75-79: acceptable, give it a try but don't spend to much money on it
80-84: average, enjoyable whiskies mostly easy sippable entry-level single malt 
85-89: above average drams, often well aged expressions, open your wallet
90-94: excellence, sorry kids no x-mas presents this year, daddy needs this bottle
95-99: divinity, call your bank manager for another mortgage on your house