- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Old Label
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- white label, printed in green, black and gold, without Knockdhu at the label
- Added on
- 17 Feb 2018 8:41 am
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Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 12-year-old
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.35 points
- Not to my liking
Green apples, little grassy, lavender
Thick, oily, little grassy, little soapy, sweet
- 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
- 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.
- A rara, compexe whisky
Grain, a little fruit and a tinge of feints. Difficult to bring home.
Full taste, round on the tongue (acid).
An unexpected stunner, stimulating but short.
- 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.
There is a strong and powerful scent that meets the nose. But it is a fresh, fruity aroma, maybe a little raspberry (?).
Oops, here it was a smooth and light taste. There is little malt and earthy flavor, with some fruitiness.
The finish is short. Itâ€™s a little vanilla in it ..