Knockando Richly Matured 15 Year Old - 2005

Floral, Nutty, Hay Like
2022-04-20
Little black hill is roughly the translation of Knockando from the Gaelic. The distillery is located near Tamdhu and Cardhu. However, the geographical proximity has nothing to do with the taste profiles. These are in fact very different.
Knockando Richly Matured 15 Year Old - 2005
Knockando Richly Matured 15 Year Old - 2005 (Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)

See

Knockando actually focuses on the production of blended malts. However, there are a few bottlings of their own, such as the 12-year-old Classic Malt and the 15-year-old Richly Matured. We have the older of the two in our glass.

Smell

Forest floor with a blob of mashed potatoes. With far too much nutmeg and a musty muskiness. Somehow there is also a bit of sherry and oak in there. There are also slight roasted aromas and something fruity hidden somewhere. A very strange combination.

Taste

Spicy and oaky, the Knockando 15 year turns into a fruity but malty sweetness. The fruitiness reminds us a little of baked apple pie. This single malt is not suitable for beginners. A very complex taste experience that gains in sweetness from sip to sip.

Finish

The "Richly Matured" Whisky accompanies us for a long time, sweetly spicy and warming.

Conclusion

Knockando Richly Matured 15 years offers something extraordinary. We don't really like it, but objectively speaking, what is offered is remarkable. Both on the nose and on the palate, it is a multi-layered and interesting taste experience.

71/100 - Very Good

Value for Money: Very Good

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