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Knappogue Castle Twin Wood 17 year old 1994 Vinatge, 40%

Price: $100 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: John Hansell

Finished in sherry casks, which contribute lush red berried fruit, strawberry/rhubarb crumb pie, and candied ginger on top of honeyed malt, vanilla wafer, nougat, and warming spice. Oily texture, with resinous oak on the finish. Good balance with plenty of character. After years of younger Knappogue releases, I've really been enjoying the more recent older bottlings like this one. (Allocated mostly to the U.S.)