Knappogue Castle - 12 Year Old - Blind Tasting #24 - Flaviar Advent Calendar 2022
Flaviar Advent Calendar (2022) - The Depths of Whiskey. Whiskey #24. Product of Ireland, 43% abv.
The smell is very light. Oak, vanilla, cereal/grain/corn husk, and a little red fruit spice
The taste is soft but the red fruits and baking spice hit first, then vanilla and some honey. It’s spicier than expected from the smell. This isn’t a complex experience but it is enjoyable. One dimensional but pleasant flavors and easy drinking.
The finish is short to medium. It’s pretty much the same experience as the taste, it all fades about equally. Maybe the spice hangs around longer.
This is good. It’s right there in the middle. Not great but certainly not bad. It’s a light, easy drinking Irish whiskey. I really get 3 flavors, vanilla, honey, and baking spices. It doesn’t deliver a lot but what it does deliver is enjoyable. Depending on the price this is worth a look.
Overall Grade: C+ (Above Average)