Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey Chateau Pichon Baron Cask Finished 12 year old
Knappogue Whiskey is named for the Knappogue castle, built in the 15th century, which was renovated back to its original glory in the 1960's and '70's. 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, and such a beautiful Irish whiskey. In addition to the distillery's classic single malts, Knappogue Castle produces a 'Cask Finish Series' of single malts finished in the finest WINE casks. The Chateau Pichon Baron limited release is matured in bourbon barrels for a minimum of 12 years, then further aged in casks from the renowned Bordeaux estate in Pauillac. Made exclusively from malted barley, distilled in copper pot stills, and triple distilled, this expression is non-chill filtered and bottled at 92 proof. The nose is soft and fruity with gentle strawberry and red berry nuances. On the palate, this whiskey is juicy, soft and elegant. Sweet, berry fruit comes through with some red apple, strawberry and spice notes. On the finish, the complexity continues with hints of vanilla, mocha and spice, finished with toasty oak.