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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Knappogue Castle 21yo Single Malt

Knappogue Castle 21yo Single Malt

This limited-edition single malt Irish whiskey is a marriage of 21 and 23 year old single malts and is limited to just 1,200 bottles. It is bottled at 46% ABV and non-chill filtered. Available through travel retail at €180 duty paid.

Omar Fitzell Notes


Nice bit going on here. Some spice, maybe cinnamon with a touch of clove. Loads of oak and green apples. A bourbon finished beast.



Nice decent hit of malt followed by oceans of oak that cascade from start right into finish.



Medium to long finish that just remains softly in your mouth with a very slight pickle.



A powerfully complex whiskey that really shows off what can be achieved by “just” a bourbon aging.

Al Higgins notes


Honey, beeswax, white grapes, white flowers, melon and lychee.



Soft, juicy and fruity. Flavours of cookie dough, honey, white grapes, lemon and orange sherbet.



Juicy, waxy and fruity. Hugely enjoyable.



A great addition to the Knappogue Castle range. Hunt this one down, it’s a belter. 


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Omar Fitzell

Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @thatsdramgood
• Facebook – ThatsDramGood 

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Al Higgins

Al Higgins

Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @mostlydrinking

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