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Knappogue Castle 12 YO

Knappogue Castle 12 YO

40.00%abv

Rare Collection of Irish Single Malts

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Knappogue Castle 14 YO

Knappogue Castle 14 YO

46.00%abv

Rare Collection of Irish Single Malts

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Knappogue Castle 1951

Knappogue Castle 1951

40.00%abv

Rare Collection of Irish Single Malts

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Knappogue Sherry Finish 16 YO

Knappogue Sherry Finish 16 YO

40.00%abv

Rare Collection of Irish Single Malts

Colour: Pale golden.
Taste: Mellow and well-balanced, with a bright, elegant fruit and mild spice.
Finish: Medium-long clean and smooth.
Intensity: Medium.

Knappogue Castle 12 YO

Knappogue Castle 12 YO

  • Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey named after a beautiful 15th century castle built in 1497 by Sean MacNamara.
  • In 1920’s, the castle was purchased and restored by Mark Edwin Andrews.
  • In the 1960s, Andrews began buying casks of fine pot still whiskey from the top distilleries in Ireland.
  • He aged and bottled them under the Knappogue Castle label.
  • His last batch of Knappogue 1951 is revered by connoisseurs as the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey.
  • Knappogue 12YO is superb single malt made exclusively from malted barley.
  • Triple distilled one batch at a time in traditional onion shape copper pot stills.
  • Aged in charred oak bourbon casks for at least 12 years.
  • Lightly chill filtered and no coloring is added.
Perfect serve
Neat, on the rocks or in a mixed cocktail. 
Signature drink
Rare Collection of Irish Single Malts

Nose: The typical orchard fruits/apple pie character of the malt is given depth with the use of Oloroso Sherry casks, in the form of fleshy fruit – plums and apricots. The bourbon cask influence appears as a sweet vanilla note which is in harmony with the biscuit-like aroma of the barley.


Palate: The nose sets up the expectation of a real mouthful of flavour, and it follows through. The body is rich and fruity; with hints of green apple with the zest of grapefruit. The malt helps to bring out the quality of the wood: sweet vanilla with light tannins from the charred oak.Finish is medium in length, going from full fruity notes to dry yet pleasant barley conclusion.

Knappogue Castle 14 YO

Knappogue Castle 14 YO

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey named after a beautiful 15th century castle built in 1497 by Sean MacNamara.
In 1920’s, the castle was purchased and restored by Mark Edwin Andrews.
In the 1960s, Andrews began buying casks of fine pot still whiskey from the top distilleries in Ireland.
He aged and bottled them under the Knappogue Castle label.
His last batch of Knappogue 1951 is revered by connoisseurs as the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey.

Knappogue 14YO is superb single malt made exclusively from malted barley.
Triple distilled one batch at a time in traditional onion shape copper pot stills.
Marriage of 14YO single malts, 80% aged in bourbon casks and 20% in Oloroso Sherry casks. 
No coloring is added.
Perfect serve
Neat, on the rocks or in a mixed cocktail. 
Signature drink
Blackthorn Irish
  • 1 1/2 shot Knappogue Castle 14 YO
  • 1/4 shot Anice Liqueur
  • 1 shot Vermouth dry
  • 4 dash Bitters
  • 1/2 shot Chilled Water
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with lemon zest twist (flamed).
Rare Collection of Irish Single Malts

Described as a "take-no-prisoners" whiskey, beguiling and complex. With aromas of overripe bananas and molasses, and palatal notes of apple, licorice, honey, and tons of barrel. A sweet, coppery texture akin to Jamaican pot still.

Knappogue Castle 1951

Knappogue Castle 1951

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey named after a beautiful 15th century castle built in 1497 by Sean MacNamara. In 1920’s, the castle was purchased and restored by Mark Edwin Andrews. In the 1960s, Andrews began buying casks of fine pot still whiskey from the top distilleries in Ireland. He aged and bottled them under the Knappogue Castle label. 


 Knappogue 1951 is revered by connoisseurs as the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey. Triple distilled in copper pot stills in 1951. Made from malted barley and unmalted barley. Aged for 36 years in sherry casks (bottles in 1987).
Perfect serve
Neat or with a dash of water.
Signature drink
Drink this whiskey the best 
  • Straight 
  • On the rocks 
  • With a bit of water
Rare Collection of Irish Single Malts

The color is medium deep reddish gold. The aromas conveyed are: intense, aromatic, rich, malty, fruity, spicy, notes of nutty vanilla, dusty dark chocolate. The taste is very deep and complex, with nutty sherry maltiness, fruity, dusty dark chocolate, spicy, pleasant woodiness, vanilla notes, slightly peppery; some sweetness, mellow and rounded. The finish gives a nice sherried maltiness, with some sweetness and dark chocolate lingering.

Knappogue Sherry Finish 16 YO

Knappogue Sherry Finish 16 YO

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey named after a beautiful 15th century castle built in 1497 by Sean MacNamara.
In 1920’s, the castle was purchased and restored by Mark Edwin Andrews.
In the 1960s, Andrews began buying casks of fine pot still whiskey from the top distilleries in Ireland.
He aged and bottled them under the Knappogue Castle label.
His last batch of Knappogue 1951 is revered by connoisseurs as the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey.

The malted barley is dried in ovens without the use of peat, allowing the crisp, clean flavor of malted barley to come through without smoky overtones. The dried malt is then ground and mixed with pure Irish spring water to extract the sugars. Single malt whiskies of Knappogue Castle are distilled three times in traditional onionshaped copper pot stills. The spirit is then placed in oak casks, formerly used for bourbon, stored at a relatively consistent temperature, and aged. 

After 15+ years in bourbon casks, the whiskey for Twin Wood was selected by the Master Distiller for nine months of further aging in casks specially infused for Knappogue Castle using Oloroso Sherry, hence the name, Twin Wood. 

The delicate distillation process, along with the moist and temperate Irish climate, and the special aging in sherry cask, has yielded the distinctive flavor of the Knappogue Castle Twin Wood. This is the first Knappogue Castle whiskey to be aged in two types of wood. It harkens back to its forebear, the legendary 1951 Knappogue Castle which was distilled in 1951 and aged 36 years only in sherry casks, before being bottled in 1987. The use of two kinds of wood casks in Twin Wood has produced a whiskey which has a deep, complex, and very smooth taste. 

Knappogue Castle Twin Wood is only lightly chill filtered and, unlike many whiskeys, no coloring is added.
Perfect serve
Neat, on the rocks or in a mixed cocktail. 
Signature drink
Rare Collection of Irish Single Malts