Nc'nean 2019

Overall rating
84.15/100
votes
49
Whiskybase ID
WB218549
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Quiet Rebels - Lorna
Vintage
02.2019
Bottled
08.2022
Casktype
84% ex-Bourbon, 16% ex-Pineau des Charentes
Number of bottles
7560
Strength
48.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060608100118
Added on
02 oct 2022 11:40 pm by 2ndSip
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 85.55

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Whisky reviews for Nc'nean 2019

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.15 points.

  1. ThorstenH scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Immediately after pouring the nose was rather deterrent, but this gets much better after 5 minutes. Still the weakest NcNean I've had so far (5 in total).
    2nd dram today, and easy drinking. No more.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Light fruits, slightly musty, banana, and also orange. yoghurt Something floral.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Alcohol directly noticeable, not well integrated.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Here, too, the strength is fully noticeable. medium length The flower meadows come through a little more.

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  3. SherryPeathead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  4. MaroFF scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Excellent for such a young age of Highland whisky.
    Strongly fruity, with a lot of vanilla, ice cream, and at the same time very delicate and perfectly drinkable. Alcohol is completely imperceptible, and the aftertaste of rum adds blush to the body and warms it up. Perfect for winter evenings.
    • Nose
      87 87
      delicate beginning, flower meadow, later comes, sugar syrup, fruity sweetness, sultana raisins, apricots, honeydew apples, finish with spruce needles, resinous
    • Taste
      89 89
      smooth, creamy, sweet, fruity, vanilla, apricots, candied peaches, cherry syrup, a bit of eucalyptus
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium long, quite sweet, fruity with a predominance of ripe peaches, warming finish with a hint of cream ice cream with a touch of rum

  5. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    I can't understand the high ratings. Not particularly complex on the nose. The alcohol stings all the time. In terms of taste, it has an off-note for me, which I like to call Gerstler or Obstler note. Can come from the cask selection, or at least from the distillery character. Difficult, I have to try another bottling again. But I think only in a few years. There is still a lack of maturity.

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky.
    I am initially skeptical about the quality of all the new distilleries, because the new distilleries are of course usually relatively young bottlings. This one is also just over three years old. Nc'nean stands for Organic, i.e. biologically clean and regionally produced whisky. I think this bottling fits this profile and you don't notice the young age at all.
    The price - as with many of these newer bottlings - is perhaps a bit high, but by no means overpriced.

    I will continue to monitor this distillery and look forward to older bottlings in the years to come.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The first nose is very floral and slightly fruity.
      Very, very clean and the 48.5 percent is pretty damn mild for the 3 years.
      Little, but still sufficient complexity and the aromas are light fruity with vanilla (mainly bourbon casks) and the small proportion of wine casks fits perfectly into the overall profile with light grape notes in the background.
      Better than expected.

      The longer it stands, the oilier and more voluminous the distillate becomes.
    • Taste
      86 86
      85.5
      Here a bit younger and stronger than the nose. But still corresponds to the impressions from the nose and I would then prefer these aromas to a good standard bottling from Glenmorangie or Glenfiddich, because then - after a nice nose - they are often too thin on the palate.
      More wood here too and the finish is a bit too bitter, but hey, it's still all consistent.
      Here, too, better than expected and the key data would suggest.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The mouthfeel is very clean, good and oily. Almost difficult for the three years. The finish is almost medium, by no means gone immediately, like some standard bottlings with 43 percent, for example.

  7. dominikbraun scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good raw material, which in my opinion was bottled too young. The aroma reveals the potential of this malt.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The golden color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Sweet. Spices. White pepper. Caramel. Malt. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweetness. Caramel. Vanilla. A bit of bitterness. Ash.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Caramel. Vanilla. Honey. Malt. A pinch of spices. A little salt. Medium-length finish.

  10. Odinson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Stouby scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Taste in the Barrel.
    Light yellow. Finish, vanilla, if peppery, light fruits, floral. Light body.

  12. 2ndSip scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    First of all: allow enough time to breathe; Air is good for the malt.
    there is a diverse transition in the nose; from light acidity to light sweetness to herbs and spices back to vanilla and white mousse with grapes, then more floral notes again.
    The taste is then strong and voluminous in the mouth, peppery on the tongue with - let's call it youthful sharpness - but it doesn't last long. The alcohol is well integrated. More herbs, more fruits.
    Not as sweet as QR:Annabel, but this malt also has an underlying sweetness. This malt brings a lot of variation into play on the nose if you have enough time. You can drink it in company, but I recommend enjoying the malt consciously - you know what I mean.
    You get the high proportion of ex-bourbon, especially on the nose.
    [86 - 82 = good whisky -> get (second) bottle? Perhaps...]
    • Nose
      88 88
      bright fruits of apricot, peach, ripe pear; brings a little acidity with everything. At the same time you are presented with a certain sweetness, which I place in the direction of blossom honey, some caramel and vanilla.
      But there is also a swing towards darker and riper fruits, which I can't really grasp, most likely plums/dried plums; it also gets stronger over time.
      A malty sweetness paired with a milk chocolate note, through increasingly penetrating vanilla, this turns into a 'white chocolate' or 'white mousse', where a few light grapes are inside.
      Spice and typical Nc'Nean herb garden stays hidden for a while, but gradually comes through.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong, voluminous on entry, fruity, peppery, tingling on the tongue, spiciness, spices, herb garden, not quite as sweet as the nose suggests.
      2nd Sip: very fruity again, the light fruits in particular go down well on the tongue, slight maltiness; White chocolate with grapes. Nc'Nean herb garden is felt again. In the follow-up test I also get a rye note (possibly the flavor of the herbs plays a role here).
      But darker fruits can also be felt - although not quite as clearly as the light ones.
    • Finish
      83 83
      This is where the weak point for a young malt reveals itself, it just doesn't stick to the tongue that long; tannins, tart notes of dark chocolate; herbs and spices.

  13. 2ndSip scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    UVP/RRP: £75.00 GBP

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