In 1966, Texas architect Lavoné Dickensheets Andrews and her husband, Mark, stumbled upon the remains of Knappogue Castle, an Irish landmark in County Clare which was originally built by Clan MacNamara in 1467. Struck by the passionate impulse to restore the castle, the couple purchased Knappogue Castle and embarked on their journey to restore its original grandeur.
Knappogue 14 Year Old Twin Wood Single Malt Irish Whiskey carries on the tradition started by the Andrews over a half-century ago. As a single malt Irish whiskey, it is crafted exclusively from unpeated, malted barley before being triple distilled through both pot and column stills. Knappogue 14 Year Old Twin Wood Single Malt Irish Whiskey was aged for 14-plus years in a combination of ex-bourbon casks and special sherry-infused casks made specifically for Knappogue Castle.
There's a pleasant fruitiness on the nose that harks of sherry and stone fruit, with accompanying balanced richness on the palate. Notes of sweet vanilla mingle with apple and charred oakniess on the back end, with a lingering maltiness.