Nc'nean Organic Single Malt

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 2
65% STR Red Wine, 35% Ex-Bourbon
Batch 2
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Oct 2020 9:48 pm by Demon

Average value

€ 87.99

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Whisky Reviews for Nc'nean Organic Single Malt

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.52 points

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. Ficelli scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  6. bakerman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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.

  8. fnk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Delicious, good ordinary malt.

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  10. whiskytornado scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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


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