Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey named after a beautiful 15th century castle built in 1497 by Sean MacNamara. In 1920’s, the castle was purchased and restored by Mark Edwin Andrews. In the 1960s, Andrews began buying casks of fine pot still whiskey from
the top distilleries in Ireland. He aged and bottled them under the Knappogue Castle label. His last batch of Knappogue 1951 is revered by connoisseurs as the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey.
Knappogue Castle is a superb single malt made exclusively from malted barley. Triple distilled one batch at a time in copper pot stills, the whiskey is the aged in bourbon oak casks for twelve years. The delicate distillation process, along with the moist and temperate Irish climate, yields the distinctive flavor of this special Irish single malt.
Previously, Knappogue Castle was vintage-dated and changed each year. Previous vintages included 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995. The 1951 Knappogue Castle is considered the oldest and rarestIrish Whiskey.