An Cnoc 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
16 years old
American Oak Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Jan 2008 11:22 pm

Average value

€ 87.95

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Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 16-year-old

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.33 points

  1. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Relatively bright color, fresh, fruity, very soft at the beginning,
    • Taste
      then - slightly delayed - the turbo sets in, violently in the draft, my tongue is a little furry, but the taste is very good, round, harmonious. Nothing bothers, oak, malt, honey. Vanilla is now easily added, a little nut, or rather marzipan. He would also taste good to my wife.

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Too bad that the alcohol in the beginning in the nose has something disturbing, in the mouth knows the whisky to please, even if it is not very complex. Very good to drink, although nothing extraordinary, but especially in the second sip very tasty. The whisky wins enormously, if you give it time in the glass.

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      It starts with a slight, sharp alcohol, followed by vanilla. Then immediately comes malt and lemon, a bit further in the background apple, the alcohol note is weaker. Some breathing is good for the whisky.
    • Taste
      A very soft body and the slight alcohol in the nose, the start is surprisingly gentle, slightly astringent, sulfur notes, otherwise dominate vanilla and malt, hardly oak, the citrus notes are missing. In the second sip he gets much better, sweeter, the vanilla comes out stronger, everything gets rounder.
    • Finish
      A quiet gentle finish, a little oak, cereals, a touch of grapefruit, not very long

  3. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a significant jump in quality compared to the 12yo That's fun!
    • Nose
      a huge leap compared to the 12yo
      Vanilla and ripe mirabelle
      roasted malt, honey and floral notes
      No freshly cut grass, but no hay ... somewhere in between
      a little influence from the barrel is also spreading
    • Taste
      strong start, even slight biting at the tip of the tongue
      then sweet, incredibly sweet, honey
      paired with soft-melting chocolate
      in the end again dry
    • Finish
      Sweet and oak a great back and forth

  4. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This whisky needs some getting used to. It is complex in how you should approach it. Time and water are the trick. At least 15 minutes in the glass, without a cover and no touching. Then nosing and tasting, while adding water in small quantities. Nevertheless, it can take water very well. It is not my favourite, but it is of exceptional good quality, very special and challenging. Experienced drinkers should try this; it compares to no other whisky than itself.
    • Nose
      w/o water - Light. floral sweetness. Green herbs. Hint of incense.
      w/ water - much heavier. Fruity sweetness; banana, peaches, oranges.
    • Taste
      w/o water - gentle arrival. Development of sweet lemon, warm, extreme sweetness to bitter lemon. Remarkable development!
      w/ water - sweet arrival. Gentle development of sweetness toward biter citrus fruits. Surprisingly cool.
    • Finish
      Long finish of citrus fruits, sweet, spicy and hint of liquorice.

  5. hsmithjr scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple cobbler.  Herbs and fresh cut flowers.  Honey.  Barley.
    • Taste
      Fresh orchard fruits.  Malted barley.  Vanilla.  Apple pie.  
    • Finish
      Medium long.  Fruit walnut tart.  Malty.  Soft vanilla.

  6. georg l k. scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    apples, honey mixed with rubber glue. very light and beautiful exterior. and also the smell of white bread and grapes.

  7. tangtang scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    very tasty light-fruity standard, very soft and light-fruity. It's a shame that he was hired
    • Nose
      lots of light fruits, slightly spicy, somewhat sweet and malty, herbs and light floral notes, very soft nose
    • Taste
      light fruits, some honey, sweetish, slightly spicy, slightly nutty, a little malt in the background
    • Finish
      spicy, lots of light fruits, herbs and malt. Oak, slightly bitter on the tongue, quite a long fruity finish

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very spicy and zesty-sour, with a good oily touch from the wood. No-frills, classy stuff sourced from excellent casks. Too bad this was phased out.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. claymore84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on May 6th, 2019 in the Knockdhu Distillery during the Spirit of Speyside Festival.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87


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