An Cnoc 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
125th Anniversary of Knockdhu Distillery
Stated Age
16 years old
American Oak Ex-Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Aug 2019 8:17 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 112,85

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24 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 16-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    In store sample.

    Younger AnCnoc can sometimes be a little over the top floral for my liking. This one is not overly floral, but a little heavy handed on vanilla and spice. It’s not bad, but a little one dimensional and boring to me. Some people like this style, I do not.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Prickly, white pepper, vanilla, grain, fresh flowers, a drop of honey.
    • Taste
      82 82
      This type of mouthfeel loses my interest. It offers no substance. Just thin, spicy, vanilla. Behind the dominant notes there’s flowers, pine, a drop of honey.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Hot. Spicy (white pepper). Oak. Vanilla.

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A fresh and clean delivery of apples, citrus, and vanilla. Seems to be the perfect spring/summer dram. Finish lingers with oak spiciness and honey.

    Certainly a fruity delight for a hotter day.

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    20 19 20 19 78

    young strong whisky, it is better not to look at the label, so as not to be upset ... sadly.

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    fruits in basket and caramel, and a little barley well dried!
    the mouth lets the alcohol explode, it stings a little, then pastry sensation, lemon, vanilla and full of exotic fruits, amplified by spices
    a little dry wood, lemon vanilla again and the fruits coming back.
    Interesting finish with exotic fresh fruit, wood and sweet caramel.

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  7. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    with water: yes, it carries very good water, so you should not be too frugal. The malt opens, becomes much sweeter, creamier, fuller and more complex. Especially in the taste, where it looks completely undiluted completely closed and the tongue almost overwhelmed

    Conclusion: a great dram with water, but for the 125th birthday one would have rather hoped for a real blast. Yes, the great, but somehow just "normal" - even if it combines everything in itself, what I like about this distillery so much
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pineapple-dusted pineapple, yellow and ripe apples, vanilla, butterscotch, the oak gives a few spices (subtly nutty), coconut cream, the alcohol is very well integrated
    • Taste
      86 86
      quite strong alcohol, hardly sweet, fruity, coconut, vanilla, strong oak, peppery alcohol
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium to long, coconut-almond cream, here again sweeter, the oak is also clearly present, but not as strong as in the taste


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