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Overall rating
85.93/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
163286
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Flower meadows and lemon groves
Vintage
15.02.1990
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
115.17
Number of bottles
161
Strength
43.2 % Vol.
Size
25 ml 700 ml
Added on
05 Aug 2020 1:19 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 342.92

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16 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 1990 SMWS 115.17

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.93 points

  1. Gregers scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Fruity and flowery nose, but taste lacking sweetness and complexity.

    Review: https://youtu.be/78EdxpwzgLI
    • Nose
      85 85
      Lots of fruity honey, white flowers, toffee, caramel, hint of varnish, juicy dates, sponge cake.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Very light, very low sweetness, just a hint of dried fruit sweetness, lots of wood spices, exotic spices, a bit of toffee, green apple skins, and oak. Overall light and lots of spices. Second chew is warmer, more black pepper, light mint leaf, light menthol, flowery notes, lemon oil. Still low on sweetness and not very complex. Third chew is drier, also brings notes of pickled ginger, honey, chiffon cake, lavender notes, light hints of smoke.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Tobacco leaf smoke, light honey, ginger, light toffee, bitter apple skin, spices. Medium long.

  2. Zorba scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful, well-ripened flowery-fruity malt. The right one for the summer. In terms of price, but too aloof.
    • Nose
      89 89
      floral notes; yellow fruits (fruit basket); Honey; a touch of pineapple; Citrus; Vanilla; delicate wood notes
      - nice ripe, floral and fruity nose
    • Taste
      90 90
      full-bodied and oily-silky; sweet; fruity; floral notes; Quinces; Citrus flavors; delicate peppery oak spice emerges in the background
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium length; flowery-fruity; delicate peppery; delicate woody oak notes

  4. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: On the nose; summer flower meadows and lemon groves – you can almost feel the balmy air and hear the bees. Also, pineapple, Charentais melon and highly polished furniture. The palate is fruity and floral; quince jelly, jasmine, elderflower, orange blossom and fresh pineapple dusted with chilli and salt. The reduced nose is wonderfully gentle, subtle and attractive; acacia honey, toffee apples and vanilla ice-cream with lychees. The palate is so delicate now (it needs only a drop of water) – soft citric flavours, white grapes, Fruit Salad chews and fruit cocktail – just a sliver of oak in the tail. Refreshing and summery.

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