Whisky Review: Knockando 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky

Elliott
Apr 6, 2021

My friend gave me this Knockando 12, the first I’ve had a Knockando, in an unusual container and with the caveat that it’s “not bad”. Let’s find out if this is whisky or apple juice.

Knockando 12 / 43%

Tasted neat

  • Color: deep copper (1.0) — definitely caramel colouring here
  • Nose: lime peels, butyric acid, a little vanilla, and salt
  • Taste: shockingly astringent, sherry, botanicals, toothpaste, and currants
  • Finish: quick, soft, sweet; nothing off

What a combination of intriguing and terrifying! It comes on very hot initially but quickly settles in the palate, and to my surprise for a budget dram, is pretty refreshing. This must make great blending stock, and I’d love to see it done up in a proper single cask at cask strength, would be really lovely.

Rating: 81/100

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Elliott

Personal interests in literature, SF, and whisky/whiskey/scotch, Software Engineer by Trade