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Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

This twelve-year-old single malt Irish whiskey was called "a perfect example of a great Irish whiskey" by Drink Spirits.
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In 1966, Texas architect Lavoné Dickensheets Andrews and her husband, Mark, stumbled upon the remains of Knappogue Castle, an Irish landmark in County Clare which was originally built by Clan MacNamara in 1467. Struck by the passionate impulse to restore the castle, the couple purchased Knappogue Castle and embarked on their journey to restore its original grandeur.

While Mrs. Andrews focused on the architectural details of the project, Mark Andrews began buying casks of the finest pot still Irish whiskey and bottling them under his own independent label, suitably named Knappogue Castle. Andrews was unusual in that he chose to bottle single malt Irish whiskies, as opposed to blends, which most others were choosing at the time. The last of Andrews’ selections, Knappogue Castle 1951, was distilled at the now-defunct B. Daly distillery, and since become the oldest and rarest publicly-available Irish whiskey in existence.

Knappogue 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey carries on the tradition started by the Andrews over a half-century ago. As a single malt Irish whiskey, it is crafted exclusively from unpeated, malted barley before being triple distilled through both pot and column stills. After distillation, it is aged for a minimum of 12 years in ex-bourbon casks before being bottled at 80 proof.

As a result of this exceptionally long aging process, Knoppague Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey has a fresh, clean aroma with notes of toasted marshmallow, honey, cream and vanilla. The palate is filled with citrus flavors, including peach, apple, pineapple as well as coconut, and leads to a robust finish complete with oak, black pepper, raisins and spice.

An incredibly decorated whiskey, Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey was called “one of the top 10 Irish whiskies to try” by Forbes and earned four stars from F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal.

Try this renowned single malt Irish whiskey today!

Fresh, clean aroma with notes of toasted marshmallow, honey, cream and vanilla. The palate is filled with citrus flavors, including peach, apple, pineapple as well as coconut, and leads to a robust finish complete with oak, black pepper, raisins and spice.

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