Knockando 1997 Richly Matured, 15 years old /43%/ – Knockando Distillery founded in 1898 by John Thompson is located in central Speyside, close to its namesake village. In 1969 the distillery underwent certain upgrades, which doubled its capacity to 1.4 million liters of spirit per annum. Knockando malt has been very popular in Spain, Italy and France but by far its biggest “recipient” is J&B brand – Knockando has been part of the original formula of J&B Rare from the 1930s. The 15 years old expression “Richly Matured” was introduced in 2011 for the French market and extended for Germany, Spain and Italy soon after. The whisky has been matured in combination of refill ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
Nose: malty and fruity, grapes, apples, gooseberries, roasted nuts, milk chocolate, honey, toffee, steaming cappuccino and hints of oak.
Palate: sweet with delicate maltiness, baked apples, honey, milk chocolate, cinnamon buns, caramel, vanilla and touch of almond butter.
Finish: medium long, malty with pretty strong honey and caramel notes.
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