Whisky Review: Knockando 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky
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%
- 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.