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Nc'nean Organic Single Malt

Overall rating
83.93/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB183312
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 6
Vintage
2017
Bottled
23.03.2021
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
65% STR Red Wine, 35% Ex-Bourbon
Casknumber
Batch 6
Number of bottles
5040
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060608100033
Added on
12 may 2021 10:08 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.99

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Whisky Reviews for Nc'nean Organic Single Malt

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.93 points

  1. 2ndSip scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    ui, something has changed here compared to the other batches. For me very different from the previous ones.
    Sweeter, softer / creamier, more fruit on the nose.
    The taste is sweeter, spicier and fruity than before.
    [86 - 82 = good whisky -> get a second bottle? Maybe ...] mmmh, in this case actually, earned 86 points for me with an upward trend.
    • Nose
      88 88
      initially a light vanilla aroma (I didn't have the clarity in the previous batches) and also more honey than usual.
      At the after-tasting I still have a lemon aroma, which is not sour, but rather sweet.
      Icing sugar sweetness, the spice of nutmeg and cinnamon, a nice load of herbs spreads out.
      White grapes have a slightly sour note, but this is dominated by sweet notes, which has a certain complexity for me, as there is a play between light acidity and rather sweet wine notes.
      For me the sweetest of all batches so far (1-6). He also doesn't seem as stormy young as the previous batches 3 and 5.
      Further light fruits, but in terms of color no longer light yellow (unripe pear, green apple), but juicy yellow (ripe pear, yellow / red apple).
      The hay note and sometimes also the vegetable note, which I always somehow had in all other batches, I no longer have here at all.
    • Taste
      86 86
      only a gentle start, but the spice is immediately present and presses on the tongue with full load. Fruits of apple, pear and apricot are more sweetish.
      Vanilla croissants with blossom honey.
      Softening.
      Second sip: spicy, fruity, ginger spiciness (youthful spiciness) presses on the tongue again, but then becomes softer / creamier again ... nice.
    • Finish
      83 83
      here one notices the youth again. Something remains of the oak tannins, it is also becoming drier, which is probably due to the STR barrels; otherwise it flew by quite quickly - but it shouldn't necessarily be expected otherwise.
      Light dark chocolate.

  2. Koning scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A nice first impression of Neachneohain (Nc'nean). It is fully flavoured dram, quite impressive for its young age (3 years of maturation?). Still, the red wine influence is very noticeable, which I am not too fond of. I'm looking forward to try an older bourbon matured dram from this distillery in the future.
    • Nose
      82 82
      A malty sweet start with apple juice, a floral sweetness, peach candy and croissants and white chocolate. Becomes more oaky after a while, with a sour note too.
    • Taste
      83 83
      More fruity now, with citrus fruits, grapes and 'artificial' strawberry. It's a gummi bear-like sweetness, rather artificial sweet than fresh fruity. Some after eight appears, together with honey and puff pastry. Becomes a bit muddy and sour after a while, which I often get if red wine casks are used.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Spicy finish, mainly mint leaves. Muddy chocolate, with some peach, banana and honey. A dryness lingers in the back of the mouth.

  3. markos scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    I tried this today from my friends open bottle, the packaging and box in my opinion aren't really whisky. It's more like a gin bottle in a perfume box.

    Anyway the whisky wasn't bad and I could get some interesting barley notes from this organic stuff they used which was enjoyable but in a whole its very incomplete, it was giving me some nice perfumed nosing notes with mostly honey but it was very simple with spices some faint dry fruits and a touch on caramel and vanilla. After some time and water mild barley sugars and sower sweet cereal notes appeared.

    On the palate it was spicy with honey and some berry or strawberry like fruity-ness, the red wine STR cask felt forced on to the whisky to give a flavor dip and color it also had hints of sulfur that went away with water.

    The finish was short and it kind of just kept the honeyed spiciness going with some fruit elements and vanilla cream. Some interesting barley notes going on here too.

    Overall quite incomplete and young but not bad, I wouldn't spend 40+ euros on it and personally for my palate I wouldn't buy it all together.

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nc'Nean Organic Whisky Batch 6, 46%.

    Pale golden orange. Almost a two-tone colour when held to light. Looks nice.

    Aroma is cereal-led yet also fruity. Honeydew melon. Buttery...Margarine, more like. Waxy. Violin resin maybe. Varnished wood.

    Definitely a little less fruity and more cereal/oak/waxy vibes than previous Nc'Neans I’ve tried. Quite a bit of lemonade later on, shandy. Although the output varies, I can’t remember a closed nose on a Nc'Nean!

    Taste is soft - punchy flavour but restrained heat. Salt, oak and fruits merge into one cohesive pleasant whole. Eggnog. Some apple pie.

    This is typically potent, fruity/estery, balanced stuff from this distillery. Even though this is not the best I've had from them, it is still well above-average, and that says a lot about this distillery and its prospects. Consider me a big fan. 3.625/86

  5. Jolemann scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Batch is unknown. Surprisingly good for a three year old whisky
    • Nose
      87 87
      Green apples, bitter almond oil, sweet
    • Taste
      85 85
      Apples, malt, oak, balanced, slight tingling
    • Finish
      84 84
      Sweet, medium length, pleasant, malty,
      young, dry at the end

  6. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Glorious dram.
    Distinctive herbal and floreal profile in such a young expression indicates a brilliant future for this distillery.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fresh and smooth. A meadow where herbal notes are mixed with spring young flowers. Perfect dram for a summer night aperitif
    • Taste
      91 91
      You expect emptiness but it comes a full rich bouquet of plants with predominant lavender taste. Astonishing.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Due to youth maturation, it becomes harsh. But still keeping a strong profile similar to Metaxa.

  7. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. DGV scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    In terms of flavor and aroma profile, this sample can be attributed to a solid release of the basic level. And it is worth noting that its maturity is more like 8-10 years old, but not 3 years.
    • Nose
      Orange zest, light grape tones, oak, cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Soft, sweetish, with moderate pepperiness and malty tones.
    • Finish
      Long, not difficult.

  9. Expraesi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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