An Cnoc 16-year-old

Overall rating
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

€ 81.67

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Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 16-year-old

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.31 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. 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.

  4. 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

  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. volker40sw 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

  7. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    From a 16-year release, I expected more. Whisky is easy to drink, but leaves you indifferent.
    • Nose
      At first, notes of mowed grass, gray bread, pepper, salt are felt. In the background are old skin, dry planks, prunes, lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Watery, slightly alcoholic, apple, slightly salty, with tones of gooseberries, tree bark and honey.
    • Finish
      Medium, viscous, slightly doubled. Shades of honey from taste turn into an aftertaste and become much more noticeable. Along with the obsessive tanyas, echoes of malt, roasted chestnuts, citric acid and spicy spices are felt.

  8. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Falnor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A good step up from the 12 year old, but it lacks the complexity I hoped it would have.
    • Nose
      Light entry on yellow fruit, honey sweetness followed by vanilla and some caramel. Some lemon, apple and orange. So this describes just and about the bilk of bourbon riped whisky.
    • Taste
      Citrus fruit and vanilla. Very straightforward focused whisky without that much happening to it. Again some honey and a little ginger. Not too much oak, feels younger than it is.
    • Finish
      Also in the end it stays fresh, fruity and emphasis on apple and caramel

  10. Spits scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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