Being of Scots-Irish descent, I guess I was born to the taste of good whiskey. I was introduced to good whiskey in a public house in Scotland about 20 years ago by a local who wouldn't let me buy a drink that wonderful evening. After sampling many varieties of Irish whiskey over the years...I spotted Knappogue, saw that it was a single malt and decided to try it. Needless to say, I have not purchased another brand since...
Drew, Detroit, Michigan

...Knappogue Castle is one of the finest whiskeys I've ever tasted.
Daniel, Chicago, Illinois

At the recommendation of one of the sales staff at the Virginia ABC store, I tried a bottle of Knappogue Whiskey. It is now my favorite tipple.
Peter, Virginia

To share your Knappogue stories, please contact us

Top 10 Must Drink Irish Whiskeys

Platinum Award Winner
- World Beverage Competition

Spirit of the Year
- Food and Wine Magazine

Silver Medal
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Gold Medal
- BTI International Review of Spirits

FDR Award, Best Whiskey
- New York Spirits Awards

There is no such thing as bad whiskey. Some whiskeys just happen to be better than others. - William Faulkner

View All


F. Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal, September 2010
Highly recommended

“The lovely pale straw/yellow color reminds me of muscadet white wine; ideal purity. Opening inhalations encounter richly biscuity and malty/grainy/breakfast cereal aromas that are welcoming and animated; another seven minutes of air contact adds intriguing pepper/vegetal and spice notes, with both ground black pepper and green pepper showing up, as well as a bread dough aspect that serves the latter aromatic stage well. Entry is balanced, focused, and integrated as the flavor profile goes slightly astringent and nicely fruity; midpalate reinforces the entry with delicate tastes of marshmallow, brown sugar, oaky vanilla, and marzipan. A polished and mature Irish single malt whiskey selected and bottled at the ideal age. One of the best Knappogue Castle bottlings to date. Excellent Value.”

John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine, July 2010
“This Knappogue 12 year old is a fresh, clean, smooth Irish whisky, displaying a nice creamy texture. I’m finding honeyed vanilla, toasted marshmallow, and lots of fruit (citrus, pineapple, coconut, and peach). A soft, dry oak finish shores up the sweetness and adds a peppering of spice.”


Print Ads


Internet Ad
Get the Flash Player to see this movie.