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An Cnoc 12-year-old

Overall rating
78.33/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Old Label
Bottled
1995
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
white label, printed in green, black and gold, without Knockdhu at the label
Barcode
5010509427067
Added on
17 Feb 2018 8:41 am
ColoredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78,60

3 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

110 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 12-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.33 points

  1. ApricotOne scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 65 points Moderator

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      58 58

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 65 points Moderator

    Not to my liking
    • Nose
      Green apples, little grassy, lavender
    • Taste
      Thick, oily, little grassy, little soapy, sweet
    • Finish
      Medium long

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Open, honest, distillate led dram [at first], occasionally buttery but mainly a sweet, dry=green ’n’ grassy, cereal led expression, a little yeasty with a touch of peaty. Theres also sour tangerines, floral [dried flowers], Branston Pickle [a slight sweet-vinegar note giving that impression], white bananas, fresh & dried fennel and caramel=malt biscuits - that’ll be the butteriness developing. But with time that grainy oak shows its worth - a touch green and somewhat ‘pokey’.
    T: Mild sweet and light yet not weak, despite the minimum abv. In fact its rather nippy and spirity at first then a touch or two of Wrigglies gum that more than compliments the consistent, sweet grain delivery -  but with a light sour/peaty/peppery edge alongside.
    F: That sour edge turns to a light fresh [more fennel] before turning to mild yet sweet chocolate then more light, sweet grain/maltiness. Theres more ‘Wrigglies’ at the death and a light Branston, buttery caramel. 
    C: Natural colour, natural expression, but with a tricky complexity that puts in up there as one of the best in its class. i find this older expression more favourable than the ‘new label’ bottling i had two years in 2013 for complexity and engagement, but It does nip at your heels. Try both the old and new labels side by side if you can.

    Scores a C

  5. Feusi scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    A perfumed soap lying in the grass. Floral notes coming into the nose, as described on the bottle "naturally light", it`s light and easy. Sweetish fruit, flowers and a little lemon on the palate. A medium-long finish a bit spicy and sweet, very pleasant as an aperitif, or as a starter quite a good choice.

  6. Nickland scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    A rara, compexe whisky
    • Nose
      Grain, a little fruit and a tinge of feints. Difficult to bring home.
    • Taste
      Full taste, round on the tongue (acid).
    • Finish
      An unexpected stunner, stimulating but short.

  7. christophe_carles scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      72 72

  8. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It is very smooth o fresh, and it is vanilla, so it is almost as close to an Irish whisky you can get. I want a little more weight in the flavors.
    • Nose
      There is a strong and powerful scent that meets the nose. But it is a fresh, fruity aroma, maybe a little raspberry (?).
    • Taste
      Oops, here it was a smooth and light taste. There is little malt and earthy flavor, with some fruitiness.
    • Finish
      The finish is short. It’s a little vanilla in it ..

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