Nc'nean Organic Single Malt

Overall rating
82.88/100
votes
96
Whiskybase ID
WB166994
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 2
Vintage
08.2017
Bottled
28.09.2020
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
65% STR Red Wine, 35% Ex-Bourbon
Casknumber
Batch 2
Number of bottles
5040
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060608100033
Added on
07 oct 2020 9:48 pm by Demon
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 95.70

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Whisky reviews for Nc'nean Organic Single Malt

19 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.88 points.

  1. glenrob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 01-16-2022.

  3. GlasMost scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nice try, but thanks. I will check out further bottlings in some years.
    So glad I only got a 10 cl sample.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Young, simple, malty, is there a subtle floral note?
    • Taste
      79 79
      Close to some continental European efforts to make whisky.
      Not really rewarding. Still more a spirit than a malt.
      But: Nothings burns here. The alcohol is there but not too negative. Nice drinking strength. Barley sugary sweetness. No real development after given time in the glas.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Very short, sweet and not memorable.

  4. Testtubebaby scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    Nose: apple, citrus, vanilla, pear, not particularly expressive.
    Mouth: light tannin note, unripe apple, metallic, alcohol note
    Finish: very short, leaves no impression on me
    Conclusion: Even at a young age, there are better, more expressive malts. Not my taste, especially not for the price

  5. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A convincing first bottling. No mistakes. Very young, of course. But promising for everything that is to come.
    • Nose
      Mild start. Malty and pleasantly sweet. Quite fresh and floral at first. Over time, it becomes heartier and meatier.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly light mouthfeel. Sweet yesterday malt. Spicy caramel. Apricots. The floral tones look a bit spicier in the mouth. Very pleasant drinking strength. Dangerously tasty.
    • Finish
      Pleasantly spicy and oak-tinged. Getting drier.

  6. Ficelli scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. bakerman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The oak speaks a little too loudly at times. I'd be curious to see a more naked Nc'nean matured solely in (refill) bourbon casks.
    • Nose
      It's herbal, somewhat floral and green with a touch of resin and juniper at first, followed by nectarines and peaches, but also a whiff of lemon pith. There's a subtle malty layer with notes of porridge, and then some freshly mown grass also. Finally some icing and vanilla. Pretty attractive.
    • Taste
      It has a little less to offer on the palate, although I enjoy the creamy mouthfeel. A sweet, malty arrival, but also butter, almonds and macadamia nuts. Charred oak with subtle touches of fennel and nutmeg. Finally a slight citrus-y note.
    • Finish
      Lingering oak, malt and a whiff of peach.

  9. fnk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, good ordinary malt.

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

    20 19 20 19 78

    simple, it is clearly young, the taste is sharp and prickly, sorry ...

  11. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  12. whiskytornado scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Cipidos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      floral, sweet, pears, somewhere in the background something of red wine barrels
    • Taste
      84 84
      slightly creamy, citrus, slightly peppery. I also taste some hazelnut somewhere.
    • Finish
      82 82

  14. valasios scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    This is sort of at times like a less waxy, slightly less full flavored Clynelish 14
    • Nose
      83 83
      Nose: ripe juicy yellow pears in vodka. Chalk. Homeopathic remedies. Gorse, vanilla, gooseberry and over time opens to something like a slightly skunked lager. With water more lemons and chalk dust
    • Taste
      81 81
      Palate: unripe yellow fruits, and bourbony, vanilla and some rock dust. Semi sweet. Some cocoa powder. With water more vanilla and rock dust, and chalky hard candies, maybe a flowery flavor
    • Finish
      82 82
      Finish: cocoa powder and maybe some preserved lemon citron and some vanilla. With water gets more perfumed and powdery

  16. Noface83 scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    In the nose there is a floral, sweet and fresh malt note with a little yeast and acidity. Some chewing gum sweetness with a subtle wine taste and vanilla pudding, smells quite creamy. Alcohol and youthful wildness are there, but with time in the glass they are pushed into the background.

    The young age comes into its own in the mouth. Even more creamy but there are a few "sharp" edges, calvados aromas, vanilla, fresh herbs, light acidity and a tingling sensation. Nevertheless, it has oak and spice for its age. Nevertheless, the finish is rather short.

    Interesting and different character what the young distillery offers here. I'm curious about what's to come.

  17. 2ndSip scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Mint-fresh, citrus-accentuated fruit on the nose. Rather spicy in taste.
    Tip: give the young malt enough time to develop. When the glass is empty, smell it: as if a freshly squeezed lemon had been inside.
    It's a nice spring / summer whisky. Great, what you can get out of the distillate after three years - but don't expect too much now!
    When Nc'Nean bring out their first 10-year-old how charged and fruity it can be, this young malt already shows.
    [85 - 81 = delicious --- get a second bottle if price is within the range]
    Just a thought: how awesome this whisky would be if there was some 'Highland Park heather smoke' with it. That would give the young malt even more depth and emphasize the flowery aroma even more.
    • Nose
      87 87
      citrus-fresh aromas of green apple and yellow grapefruit spread at the beginning.
      Then there is a whole meadow of flowers - a flowery something becomes stronger the more air it can draw in. A little mint and a slight note of yeast can be found in the course.
      A certain spice builds up in the nose, but it cannot really take hold of it - it can tolerate air well.
      With the knowledge of red wine barrels, I also find a grape-like note, but more light than red grapes - perhaps this is where the citrus-sour note comes from (?); without the knowledge, I probably wouldn't have figured it out.
      In my mind I am in a greenhouse with flowers, in which freshly cut grass from the flower meadow is scattered ... sounds strange, but it is like that with me.
    • Taste
      87 87
      ui, it has a good thump and the oak seasoning comes into its own. The grape note is immediately noticeable. It has a transition towards something "green", which I cannot explain better.
      Second sip: it becomes creamier, but still hits the ground well with a peppery flavor.
      Third sip: more fruit from green apple and also light grapes.
    • Finish
      80 80
      yes, he is gone very quickly, of course he lacks the depth due to the lack of age. But there are also no missing notes.
      Fruit and spice remain on the tongue, but visibly evaporate.
      I taste a hazelnut quite late.

  18. Daan2 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Very pleasant fruity en bloemig but complex whisky. Very tasty

  19. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Sweet & Sour

    I was very charmed by the first batch of this new distillery, of which the name is best pronounced ‘nook-knee-anne’. Just like batch 1 this is a release of 5.040 bottles with the whisky again cut to 46%. The vatting is again composed of 65% STR red wine casks and 35% bourbon casks. I wonder if it will differ much from the first batch.

    The nose is sweet and sour on pomelo, nougat and hazelnuts, but also wild flowers, nettles and honey. Nice notes of nectarines and young apples. It is less sweet and a bit more sour than it’s predecessor, as if this second batch contains some grapefruit.

    It’s nicely creamy and soft on the palate, with more citrusfruit but also more hazelnuts. There is just a tad more going on than in the first batch, but at the same time it is a bit less playful and spicier. Seems to me some of the wine casks were more active in this case. But it does remain a lovely spring whisky.

    The finish is medium long, sweet and sour as well as malty.

    Same recipe, same combination of casks, same strength and even the same amount of casks and yet it is different – albeit only slightly – than the first batch. I quite like that, but I must confess to having a slight preference to batch 1.

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