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Nc'nean Organic Single Malt

Overall rating
83.63/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 3
Vintage
2017
Bottled
12.11.2020
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
65% STR Red Wine, 35% Ex-Bourbon
Casknumber
Batch 003
Number of bottles
5040
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060608100033
Added on
19 Nov 2020 9:37 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 51.59

24 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

286 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nc'nean Organic Single Malt

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.63 points

  1. Myke scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Batch 3 has a slightly sweeter flavor than the previous batch. On the other hand, Batch 2 could come across a bit spicier on the nose.
    Overall, the two batches are very, very similar:
    absolutely similar in terms of aroma, taste, aftertaste, only nuances shift here and there. Unfortunately, I don't know batch 1.
    If you only want this Nc'Nean as a "drinking whisky", you can choose between batch 2 and 3 - in my opinion they are so similar that it makes no difference.
    If you want to collect it, please ... there are enough (at least in German shops), Batch 4 is also currently being bottled; that makes about 20,000 bottles, so everyone should be able to get something. And the current price between 50 and 55 is 'humane' for the first release, even if that was split into several batches.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Citrus-fresh aromas, tart grapefruit. Behind it powdered sugar / cotton candy sweetness.
      Batch 3 is also quite floral again. The grape note from the STR wine barrel is also there.
      Batch 2 seemed a bit more spicy, although Batch 3 also has spicy flavors, so they are a tad less for me.
    • Taste
      87 87
      here the oak is full again. In the first few seconds there was also an umami note, but it quickly evaporated.
      Again good peppery, but the taste is a little more sweet than in Batch 2.
      When I exhale through my nose I now have notes of vanilla, which I didn't have in Batch 2 (?).
    • Finish
      80 80
      Also quite short. The peppery (oak) spice tingles on the palate for a while.

  2. jay83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Really promising if you take the age into consideration. Nice notes of flowers and summerly grain. Vanilla, gooseberries, peaches and other premature domestic stonefruit. Nice impression of freshly cut wood and wonderful subtle coastal influence in the background. Really skilfully and technically well done....

  3. TP-Darknight scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Hääää 3 years? hard to believe, also because it is not even in barrel strength, but still presents itself as an adult ...
    I am convinced that great things are still to come. Please keep it up Annabel.

    SMELL wonderful with vanilla, lemon, hay, plum cake and spicy oak. TASTE Creamy texture with vanilla, wild berries, cereals, pear jam, black tea with rock candy and chocolate. In the ABGANG gooseberry jam, flavorful with vanilla.

  4. Derufus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. aksm_be scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. bvrsky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. JohnnyTheSmoker scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    For me a very drinkable whisky in which the young age is not really noticeable. Well-made bottle and box which are very high quality. I like the philosophy behind the distillery and will definitely not become a "fanboy" just because the PLV is still okay here.

    On the nose I have young wine with a citrus note and some honey sweetness, the aromas rise very elegantly from the glass and the alcohol note is only noticeable at the beginning but is immediately overtaken by fruit tones.

    In the mouth, the whisky lies around the tongue in an oily, flattering manner and the young, powerful nuances come through well! A little dry. There is powdered sugar, vanilla, honey, star fruit, lemon zest, unripe pear and again that wine aroma ... very good for such a young whisky!

    In the finish, the aromas unfortunately do not stay that long, but warmly it says goodbye in the throat and a sweetness remains in the mouth

    Great whisky that doesn't need to hide despite its young age ... I think my bottle won't last long :-)

  8. dramidaris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Odinson scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. EbriusPodex scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Very good drop for its 3 years. I am curious what will come here in the future !!!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sour pear, powdered sugar, flowery, fresh hay, some oak, citrus fruits, maybe even slightly tropical fruits
    • Taste
      86 86
      Lemon and malt, creamy and saliva-stimulating, something between bitter and sweet, ripe peach
    • Finish
      83 83
      Further bitter and sweet, medium and warm, light oak spice

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