Goshdarn it, only 3/4 of my post actually appeared let’s try that again:
Pronouned An-knock (I think!)
Another fairly local distillery for me, also known as Knockdhu.
Bourbon-matured, bottled at 46% (which is nice to see).
A great summer evening dram (sitting on the decking, after a barbie, before the cigars).
Light and dry, the barley is foremost but the vanilla from the american oak never far away. Really gentle, really smooth. Slightly spicy on the finish. A great palate cleanser.
Maybe not the ideal dram for a snowy night beside the fire with a dog at your feet but damned enjoyable still.
Let’s consider the rankings again:
3. An enjoyable dram, close to being really good. Maybe one or two little things that stop greatness.
4. Fantastic stuff, right up there. A great dram with no flaws.
This is a 3/5. Can’t really complain about anything, I bet if I wrote about in the middle of a hot July it would be a 4!
Sod it, 3.5/5. (Mainly because I suspect the 12yo is 3/5 too and this is better!)