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Knockando 12 Years Old
 43%   |    70cl

Especially delicate, fruity and subtle Speyside: smooth but complex layers of flowery, nutty and slightly smoky notes.
Especially delicate, fruity and subtle Speyside: smooth but complex layers of flowery, nutty and slightly smoky notes.

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"This is a decent whisky, if not the most complex, and would be great as a pre-dinner drink or on a hot day.", 2008

The perfect

Knockando 12 Year Old is best served in a traditional whisky glass with water and one or two ice cubes.


Lightly smoky, nutty whiskies like Knockando find the savoury notes in vegetarian dishes such as tapenade or vegetarian haggis.

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Try Knockando with your favourite savoury snacks to find which pairs best.

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Knockando 12 Years Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Smoky Rich Delicate Light


From the Little Black Hill on Speyside.


Pale amber.


Fruity-floral with a hint of blackcurrant. Some ash, then a trace of damp linen.


A light body and mouthfeel, as might be expected.


Pleasantly sweet, central palate. Drying lightly with a trace of acidity.


Relatively short. Clean and easy to drink.


Distillery: KnockandoTM

Age: 12 Years

Strength: 43% ABV

Place of Origin: Knockando

Region: Speyside


in brief… An elegant, light, delicately fruity malt.

in a sentence… Balanced and easy drinking; some cereal character, not excessive. 


Fruity-floral at first - flowering currant, hint of blackcurrant - with some ash or char in the background (scorched brown toast?) and after a while a trace of damp linen. Water brings up cereal notes (principally maize), and some meaty aromas. The development is towards scorched paper - fragile and no off-notes.


Light mouthfeel, pleasantly sweet, central palate, drying lightly, with a trace of acidity.

Expert Reviews
Insights from some of the best in the business

"Delicate and fragrant on the nose, with hints of malt, worn leather, and hay. Quite full in the mouth, smooth and honeyed, with gingery malt and a suggestion of white rum. Medium length in the finish, with cereal and more ginger."

Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.146

"Beeswax, honey and gentle peat on the nose, the palate is altogether bolder, with pepper and earthy peat in evidence mixing it with very sweet crystallised barley and a sweet and rounded finish."

Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.146