Knappogue Castle 12 year old, our signature expression, is an exceptional single malt made exclusively from malted barley. Triple distilled one batch at a time in traditional, onion-shaped copper pot stills, the whiskey is then aged in bourbon oak casks for twelve years. The delicate distillation process, along with the moist and temperate climate, yields the distinctive flavor of this remarkable Irish single malt. Rich and biscuity with notes of peppery spice. Mellow and well-balanced with a bright, elegant fruitiness and mild spice flavors. Medium, clean, and smooth.
The aroma is enticingly bright and fruity, like fresh pears, while the palate is silky and mellow. A fruity core is layered with vanilla, hints of salted butterscotch and buttery croissant, plus a light sprinkle of cinnamon and clove.