Thursday, July 15, 2010
Day 196 Drink: Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Knappogue Castle is named for a 15th Century castle in western Ireland that Mark Edwin Andrews restored in the 1960s. Andrews acquired pot still whiskey made at the B. Daly Distillery and released it under the Knappogue Castle label. His son, Mark Andrews III has reestablished the brand and introduced six different vintage dated whiskeys in recent years.
Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is the first age designated release from the company in an updated package. The company plans to occasionally release vintage bottlings as they acquire rare stocks of whiskey.
Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is a bright straw color. The delicate nose has a sweet edge. The overall body of the whiskey is clean and straightforward. Hints of fruit are paid off with a long dry finish. As smooth a whiskey as you are going to find.