This Knockando 21 years old Master Reserve is a whiskey produced in Scotland with the Speyside appellation. Knockando which means little black hill in Gaelic, is a distillery in the Moray region of Speyside built in Knockando in 1898. It draws exclusively water from the Cardnach spring. Knockando was one of the first distillery to also distribute its whiskey in the form of single malt. The whiskeys produced by Knockando are one of the bases of J & B's Blends (Justerini & Brooks), they are also very well known in France and Spain. Knockando is above all fairly light single malts, barely peated to serve as a gustatory support with touches of fresh almonds in its younger versions, with fruity notes. One of the characteristics of Knockando is to vintage all its productions. Visiting the distillery with its pagoda-shaped roofs is a beautiful moment. This Knockando 21 year old Master Reserve Speyside Whiskey is a Single Malt. To be classified as Single Malt a whiskey follows 2 essential rules. This whiskey must be the product of a single distilleriece which gives the Single, then come only from malted cereals, the Malt. The malted cereal should be barley in rare cases rye may be used. Scotland is the biggest supplier of single malt whiskey. These are Scotch Scotch Single Malt Whiskey, but there are other producing nations such as Japan, India, the Czech Republic or France which also distill Single Malts. The principles are always the same, the whiskey must come from a single distillery and the cereal used must be malted barley. This whiskey is a whiskey from Speyside, a region located by the North Sea, in the heart of the Highlands. It produces about 60% of the volumes of single malts in Scotland, it is the region which has the largest quantity of still operating distilleries, around fifty. Everything was organized around the River Spey, the main river that gave its name to the Speyside region. Other rivers flow and their name evokes the distilleries which drink there, one can quote the Livet for Glenlivet, the Fiddich for Glenfiddich, the Deveron for Glen Deveron, they flow as far as the golf of Moray, which gave the Glen Moray. There are a few exceptions where peat-dried malts have been used, Speyside malt whiskeys are not peated. The common characteristic of Speyside whiskeys is a certain roundness and a lot of elegance.
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