TheDrinkShop.com Logo

Knappogue Castle - 1951

Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Knappogue Castle - 1951

Country of Origin

Eire

Producer Information

Key Information

Other Information

  • Distilled1951

The rarest and oldest Irish Whiskey available in the world today.

Knappogue Castle 1951 marks a half-century in the year 2001.

In the 1960s, Mark Edwin Andrews, an American with a keen interest in fine whiskey and a love of Ireland, bought the remaining casks of whiskey distilled at the prestigious B. Daly Distillery. This rare pot-distilled whiskey, was made in 1951 and and aged in sherry casks for 36 years before it was bottled in 1987. Mr. Andrews named it Knappogue Castle Whiskey after the castle he owned in Ireland.

For centuries Irish whiskey was pot-distilled and sold in casks. Knappogue Castle 1951 is one of the last examples of that tradition. It differs from Scotch single malts in three important ways: (1) it was made from both malted and unmalted barley; (2) no peat was used to dry the malt; (3) it was triple distilled, one batch at a time in copper pots. Long-aged, this spirit is an astonishing whiskey with unsurpassed smoothness and a very complex, slightly sweet finish.

0 Comments

Be the first to review, comment or discuss.

Newsletter

Don't miss the news.
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Tag Cloud

Liverpool Mecanica St David's Day The Spirit Business Gin Masters Jindea Batanga Tequila Christmas Goslings Rum 33CankStreet Bounty Rum Luke Bensley Viru Samantha Cox Sankey's Seafood Kitchen and Bar Andy Turner Toddy Liqueur Select Aperitivo Estonia Hannah Sharp Armagnac Rob Squire Fling Bar Services Old Tom Chris Churchman Birmingham Rum Ron Coclon Kyle Atkinson Jefferson Marella Herno Gin IO Premium Atlantic Bar and Brasserie Goslings Award Erin Davies Video Rachel Orange RinQuinQuin Spritz Valentine's The Lakes Distillery Timmy Falzon Pedrino Jack Mitchell Byrrh 40th Anniversary Venice Daffy's Hygge Edinburgh Pussers Spry Simon Dacey Shot Elliot Shenton Matt Hurst Funkin Arcane Native Black Fire Coffee Liqueur Dishoom Woolton The Milk Bar Lexa Ulijaszek Mr Black Antonio Palmarini Pilla Brothers Lockdown Cocktails St Patrick's Day One Percent Forest Josh Ambrose Isaac Jones Covid-19 Sam Vesey London Dave Marsland Double Dutch Pere Magloire Gin Trailer Happiness Joe Lynn Lanique Blended Malt Manchester Reading Andrew Miller Denmark Mayfield cocktails KIN Holly Law Sam Baxendale Hofmeister Aviation Sacred Spirits Whisky Josh Beazeley Marquis de Montesquiou Halloween The Pickled Olive Herno Mixologist Japan John Russell Wine Robert Burns Xander Driver Portobello Road Sherry Alibi Distll No9 Prosecco Callooh Callay Petrus London Jerez Treacle Bar and Kitchen Steven Young Adam Day Coffee Italy Calvados Andy Graham Chester Panos Dimou The Smugglers Cove Little Mixers The Bitter Truth Sommelier Dark n Stormy craft beer Cai Anderson Steel Bonnets Little Happiness Dom Dutch Hoxton Cocktails Le Verger Joe Wilkins Will Edmondson Elliot Doyle