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Overall rating
84.09/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Casknumber
Batch I
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
40 ppm - Heavily Peated
Barcode
5010509881319
Added on
02 Nov 2017 2:39 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 57.98

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Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc peatheart

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.09 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    (Retry from a new bottle)

    N- Open up well with bright sour citrus candy on layer of burnt butter, soft tar, paper ash and whiff of nail polish. Good strength right thru to the back of nose, pleasantly floral, citrus, orange and vanilla. (87/21)

    P- Consistent with the bouquet, sweet smokes with gingery heat and whiff of nail polish on a floral sphere. Earthy, well rounded but narrow, may be it is how this was intended. (86/20)

    F- Medium, ashy, gingery warm with fruity sweet, balanced and unoffensive despite heavily peated. (85/19)

    B/B- 86/20, like the old "Cutter" better.

    Cereal- 2 / Fruity- 3 / Floral- 3 / Peaty- 2 / Feint- 1 / Sulphur- 1 / Woody- 2 / Winery- 2

    Weighted Rate- 80pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Open up well with bright sour citrus candy on layer of burnt butter, soft tar, paper ash and whiff of nail polish. Good strength right thru to the back of nose, pleasantly floral, citrus, orange and vanilla. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Consistent with the bouquet, sweet smokes with gingery heat and whiff of nail polish on a floral sphere. Earthy, well rounded but narrow, may be it is how this was intended. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, ashy, gingery warm with fruity sweet, balanced and unoffensive despite heavily peated. (85/19)

      B/B- 86/20, like the old "Cutter" better.

      Cereal- 2 / Fruity- 3 / Floral- 3 / Peaty- 2 / Feint- 1 / Sulphur- 1 / Woody- 2 / Winery- 2

      Weighted Rate- 80pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Fruity & Floral

    The name already reveals that this malt is peated. 40ppm is actually heavily peated. I wonder if this malt will live up to its name. But will you look at that color: pale beyond belief.

    The nose indeed immediately offers lots of peat. Smoke, earth, dried grasses and a bit of salinity. But once you get past this, the malt is surprisingly sweet, fruity and floral. I get vanilla, pear, apple, lime, some liquorice candy and Haribo bears. This is undoubtedly a very young malt.

    I cannot hide it’s young age on the palate either. White fruit, pear drops, freshly cut grass, green earth with the spices that come with it – cardamom, ginger, pepper and salt, heather – followed by something that reminds me of a bouquet of flowers with violets and lilies. But it has to be said: it works.

    The finish is medium long, floral and sweet with some fresh citrus at the death.

    Not a bad AnCnoc, this Peatheart, but I did prefer the Peatlands release.

  3. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Wolv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    AnCnoc Peatheart is crisp and garden fresh. It’s like a small, gentle bonfire outside your backdoor whilst the flowers are in bloom and the birds call for spring (which I wish they would do more of currently). Whilst it’s quite a straight-forward whisky, it’s a very well-constructed one at the same time.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/knockdhu/ancnoc-peatheart/
    • Nose
      Bright and vibrant fruitiness – pears, green apples and tart citrus. All very orchard-like. These quickly become sweet – fruit gums, candy canes and pear drops, but are tempered by a wave of grassy smoke – akin to burning wet leaves or smouldering green twigs. There are touches of rubber and tar here as well as a delicate salinity. The addition of water brings out some vanillins as well as more tropical fruitiness in the form of pineapple and mango.
    • Taste
      Full and oily with a rich sweet and peaty arrival. Starting again with fruitiness – very orchard, very citrus and then moving in burning green matter – fresh hay, reeds, grass, leaves etc. Earthy spice grounds both the sweet fruits and reasonably pronounced peatiness – peppers, salts, cardamom and soiliness – quite an interesting mix. In the back palette there are some floral inflections – violets, lilies and heatheriness as well as some overt drying oakiness. A few drops of water transmutes the sweetness away from fruitiness more towards toffee, and adds some gentle ginger.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, quite tart with citrus and still presenting earthy, slightly floral peat.

  8. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KkGEAS1M9c
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N- Choking sweet and juicy citrus, tobacco smokes, walnut, cigarette butt, wood ashes. Generous dose of intense longan on retro-hale, delicious bouquet finely dressed with a peaty depth.

    P- Rather anti-climax, missing the much needed fruitiness, were expecting more after the promising nosing. Rather flat with earthy spices sphere, but hollow in the middle. Well, a wee sample left in a big bottle, would have been oxidized when reached me. Shall try when the official bottle hit our shore.

    F- Short, oily tarry rope, white pepper, leafy and black tea.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A damp cow barn, moldy, grassy peat, some citrus sweetness, a hint of oak and  saltiness, all very gently balanced. No peaks, just a fine combination of very different tastes, finish is medium long and the peat slightly lingers on for just a while. Fine dram!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

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