Friday 9 October 2009

Knappogue Castle miniatures

Here's a nice gift for whiskey lovers - a pack of Knappogue Castle miniatures. There are three bottles in the pack, one of each of the last three vintages released, ie 1993, 1994 and 1995.

Knappogue Castle is a single malt, distilled at Bushmills (prior to the 1993 release it came from Cooley). It's entirely bourbon cask-aged and is not coloured. The "vintage" for Knappogue is the year of distillation.

The releases have been getting older as time goes on. The 1993 is 8 years old, the 1994 10 years old and the 1995 13 years old. Normal-sized bottles of this whiskey can vary from these ages because the 1994 and 1995 versions were released in multiple batches.

The miniature set is €14.99 at the Celtic Whiskey Shop.