Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML
If you have kept up with my blog in the last several weeks, you will notice that I have been reviewing whiskeys sent to me by Castle Brands. Four weeks ago, I reviewed Clontarf 1014, and two weeks ago I reviewed Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old. This week I am reviewing the latter’s older brother, Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old.
On the nose, Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old has fairly mature oak, with a little more Irish high notes than the 12 Year Old. There’s also cinnamon red hots; this one is slightly spicy.
In the mouth, this whiskey is malty, smooth and spicy. Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old has some more mature oak with leather. This is a single malt that gives its Scottish competition a run for their money.
There are green apples on the finish, lingering nicely at 46%.
Rating & Recommendations
This is an enjoyable whiskey, earning a rating of 85 out of 100.
Knappogue 14 Year Old lives up to the standards of many single malt Scotches, which leads me to believe that this brand will do alright if they can get some serious exposure.