Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey

About Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey

Mark Edwin Andrews III
Year Founded:
Distillery Location:
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Master Distiller / Blender:
Mark Edwin Andrews III
Types of Spirits Made:

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey Essential Facts

  • Knappogue Castle 1951, aged for 36 years in sherry casks, is the oldest Irish whiskey in the world.
  • The brand is named for the 15th-century castle in western Ireland, which was restored by Mark Andrews’ family.

How you should drink Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey

  • Straight
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water

Discussion (3)

  • littleblackcreek posted 5 months ago

    Beware, true 1951 Knappogue Castle whiskey has a gold embossed seal in the upper left label, the date it was bottled, the number of the origin cask as well as the signature of the person who filled the bottle. Finding a true 1951, which is essentially extinct, is rare indeed. I had the good fortune to purchase six 1953 bottles in 1987 and still have two. That said, having amply sampled or gifted four of the bottles, this whiskey is tough on the palate, makes a fine collectors item, but it is not for mixed company. I.e., it will grow hair on your chest.

  • posted 2 years ago

    The Andrews family began buying casks of Irish whiskey back in the 1960s, long before the brand was officially founded. The Knappogue Castle 1951 comes from that original set of casks.

  • jtf1357 posted 2 years ago

    If this distillery was founded in 1998, how do they have a 36year old whisky.

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