WINE & SPIRITS
Knappogue Castle 16 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey (750ml)
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- Type: Irish whiskey
- Brand: Knappogue
- Region: Ireland
- ABV: 46%
- Flavor Experience: Sweet fruit and sherry maltiness
- Suggestions: Try it neat or with a touch of fresh spring water
Knappogue is rooted in a rich Irish history. In 1966 Mark Edwin Andrews purchased a 15th century castle in ruins, known as Knappogue Castle. In an effort to return the structure to its original state of glory and grandeur, he and his wife, an architect, undertook an ambitious restoration of the castle. Concurrently, Andrews began purchasing casks of fine pot still whiskey from top Irish distilleries. After they had continued to age, they bottled under what is now the Knappogue Castle label. A 1951 vintage, 36 years, is now revered by connoisseurs as the oldest and rarest commercially available Irish whiskey on the market to this day. Years later, his son Mark Andrews III brought the popular vintage and his fathers legacy to international markets, including the US. Knappogue Castle 16 year old is one of their finest aged whiskies. After aging for a minimum of 14 years in bourbon barrels, it is then finished in Oloroso sherry casks to complete a minimum of 16 years. The sherry cask finish adds nutty and complex notes. The single malt has aromatic on the nose with present fruity and malty notes, leading into a deep and complex sherry maltiness and fruity sweetness. The finish is long and lingering with touches of sweetness. This Irish whiskey is meant to be enjoyed for all of its beautiful intricacy. Try it neat or with a touch of fresh spring water.