Knappogue Castle Barrel Real Whiskey

Vendor Knappogue Castle
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Introducing Knappogue Castle Barrel Real Whiskey – a refined and exceptional spirit that epitomizes the artistry of whiskey craftsmanship. Meticulously curated and aged to perfection, this distinguished expression from Knappogue Castle pays homage to the rich heritage of Irish whiskey.

Nestled in the heart of Ireland, Knappogue Castle has a legacy dating back to the 15th century, and their Barrel Real Whiskey is a testament to the castle's commitment to excellence. Carefully selected malted barley, pure spring water, and a commitment to traditional distillation methods converge to create a whiskey that captivates the senses.

Each drop of Knappogue Castle Barrel Real Whiskey has been matured in the finest oak barrels, allowing the spirit to absorb the nuances of its environment and develop a complex character. The result is a harmonious blend of smoothness and depth, with a palate that unfolds layers of rich caramel, vanilla, and subtle hints of oak. The whiskey's golden hue reflects the years of patient aging, promising a sensory journey that transcends time.

Savor the moments of conviviality and celebration with Knappogue Castle Barrel Real Whiskey, whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the foundation for your favorite cocktails. Its versatile profile makes it an excellent choice for both connoisseurs and those new to the world of premium Irish whiskey.

Unveil the essence of Ireland in every sip – Knappogue Castle Barrel Real Whiskey is not just a libation; it's a testament to tradition, quality, and the enduring spirit of a historic castle. Elevate your whiskey experience with the embodiment of centuries of expertise – Knappogue Castle Barrel Real Whiskey.




Tasting Notes

A lustrous amber hue, reminiscent of polished mahogany, welcomes the eye. The whiskey's clarity suggests meticulous filtration and the promise of a well-refined spirit.

The aroma is an enchanting fusion of honeyed malt and orchard fruits. Delicate notes of ripe green apples and pears dance alongside a subtle undertone of vanilla and toffee. A breath of oak imparts a refined depth, evoking the image of a well-aged library.

Upon the first sip, a velvety smoothness blankets the palate, releasing a symphony of flavors. Rich caramel and butterscotch interplay with the sweetness of honey, creating a luxurious sweetness that is both indulgent and balanced. The influence of the oak barrels becomes apparent, introducing hints of toasted almonds and a gentle warmth that lingers.

The finish is a crescendo of flavors, with a subtle spice emerging to complement the lingering sweetness. The oak character evolves into a sophisticated, dry finish, leaving a lasting impression that invites contemplation.

Distillery Information

In 2021, Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey was bought by Irish Distillers, an subsidiary off Pernod Richard.
The three main ones are grain, water, and yeast, with the former in particular varying based on geographical origin and style of whiskey. In the broadest sense, whiskey is simply a spirit distilled from a fermented grain mash.Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey is named for the castle which inspired it, but the word itself has a meaning of its own. Knappogue (pronounced Nah' Pogue) translates to hill of the kiss in Gaelic. Such a romantic word is only fitting for such a beautiful and iconic landmark. Nah' Pogue.
Final Note: I'll have to say that Knappogue Castle 12 is one of the better 12 year old single malts that I've encountered in recent years. By 'better' I mean it is very well integrated, smooth, and full of a bouquet of countless tasting notes (I had to pair it down substantially).
The original castle was built in 1467 by Seán Mac Conmara (anglicised as MacNamara), son of Síoda Mac Conmara, and is a good example of a late medieval tower house. The castle's name translates as "castle of the place abounding in little hills".Knappogue Castle is a tower house, built in 1467 and expanded in the mid-19th century. Located in Quin, County Clare, the castle has played host to two Irish presidents, as well as other heads of state, including General de Gaulle.
Famously smooth and flavorful, Knappogue Castle Single Malt is made with pure Irish spring water and malted barley. “Malted” means that the barley has been germinated and then had its growth halted by heat. Famous for producing exceptionally smooth whiskey, malted barley is then dried in ovens without the use of peat.
​ The Four Types of Irish Whiskey are Single Malt Irish Whiskey (both peated and unpeated), Single Grain Irish Whiskey, Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey and Blended Irish Whiskey.