Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Knappogue Castle 16 Yr Twinwood: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Knappogue Castle 16 Year Twin Wood
Last week on Whisk(e)y Wednesday we reviewed the Knappogue Castle 14 year Twinwood.  This week we'll take a sip of the 16 year to see what differences might come from the aging process.  The first whiff of the 16 brought more oak scents and a sweetness from the wood. It came across as more floral and incredibly smooth with hints of honeysuckle.  The taste also delivered a boozy sweetness that tasted like a delicious syrup highlighted by the sherry casks.  It finished with a vanish as the astringent whiskey evaporated quickly off the tongue.  Easy drinking, the Knappogue Castle 16 year Single Malt Twinwood impressed with its complexity and balance.  I definitely suggest looking for a bottle!

Knappogue Castle 16 Year Twinwood Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Average Score 81.75

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. This WW feature was scored by Eric DucoteBrenton Day, and Charles Pierce. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own proprietary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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