Diageo owned ‘Knockando’ forms one of the major components of the renowned J&B blend. This 15 year old was matured in a combination of Sherry and refill bourbon casks.
Tasting note: [1998 vintage tasted] Polished copper colour. Light to moderate aromas include dried fruits (prunes, raisins, dates), developing vanilla, bitter chocolate and orange zest. Better after 2-3 minutes. On the palate, it’s more convincing with cinnamon, clove and pepper mingling with raisin cake. A malty surge at the finish adds body, while the aftertaste is medium long with cocoa, dried peel and a touch of leather. Tastes like more oloroso input than PX, the European oak upping the spice. 43% Alc./Vol.