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Overall rating
83.15/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1994
Bottled
11.2008
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P018156 8315 L6 11.31
Barcode
5010509428040
Added on
06 Jun 2008 10:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 69,95

3 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 1994

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.15 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  Another one of this rather unknown distilleries (Knockdhu) that produced for blends only so far and now tries to capture a small share of the booming single malts market.  The distillery itself is small but beautiful and nicely located - well worth a visit!

    This whisky is a typical blenders malt:  fat, oily, sweet and very balanced, exactly as the blenders like it (and I too).  There is quite a significant share of sherry casks in this batch (nice) but unfortunately at least one of them was slightly sulphured (not nice). Too bad, as otherwise this would have been an excellent modern whisky.  So it is a good dram only, but nevertheless very enjoyable.  I will keep an eye on releases of this distillery in the future as the malt itself is very promising...

    [March, 2019] I re-tasted this dram tonight to do more detailed tasting notes (see below). Still I like it - and do not be afraid of the sulphur: This dram is an excellent test if you are able to detect such minimal traces of the "smell of hell" at all...
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a shy modern sherry profile that is herbal-driven and spicy. Not that many fruits to detect but a minor sulphurous off-note that most drinkers will not recognise at all.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is sweeter than the nose with more sherry-induced flavours of citric fruits, dried fruits, dark chocolate and bitter herbs and spices. All nicely balanced and with a minor sulphurous impression (matches) that again most will not identify. Some water turns the nose punchier and the taste smoother - I like to nose this dram neat and prefer to drink it somewhat reduced to about 40% abv.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with a minor drying mouthfeel (sulphur) that is not distracting. The finish is medium to long and adds more chocoatey flavours before it starts to dry out (sulphur again) without being unpleasant.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Its ok but a little bitter for me, it does improve with time but it still has a little off note but perfectly drinkable.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. SVWRamius scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Light whisky, very balanced and tasty. You have to be careful not to put it away one after the other. Further Tastingeindrücke, see tasting note.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. SVWRamius scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A good AnCnoc, very balanced, the Sherry is not necessarily written on the forehead. The Bourbon Bar Charistas are simply more effective, but that's not a bad thing, because the result has become a really delicious whisky.
    • Nose
      Coconut chocolate, a bit like Bounty. Bourbon and strong apple, some mint.
    • Taste
      Slightly creamy and smooth, strong nut chocolate and vanilla, lemon and some apple and tropical fruits. Wow, delicious. Light and fine smoke accompanies strong oak wood notes.
    • Finish
      Medium long with light smoke and great oak taste.

  5. brechtvds scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    verry good whisky but i couldn't detect any sherry influence in the flavour profile of this whisky so my guess would be refill sherry cask or even third fill 
    • Nose
       creamy an oily ,honey ,toffee ,white fruit mainly pear ,pineapple,oak,

      vanilla 
    • Taste
      grassy,smoky, apple,pear,pineapple
    • Finish
      long finish ,smoky, vanilla,oak, pear ,pineapple 

  6. m884 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I dunno, this one didn`t really work for me. From my understanding this one is fairly well liked, but to me it was somewhat one-dimensional and flat. Also the hot nose was weird to me.
    • Nose
      hot nose - not necessary alcoholic but hot, honey grassy
    • Taste
      Erica, grassy, malty
    • Finish
      Very nutty, a bit pepper, grassy, malty

  7. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    by http://www.drankgigant.nl/sterke-drank/whisky/an-cnoc-1994.html
    • Nose
      Fairly intense aromas, light tones of oak and hints of vanilla and toffee
    • Taste
      Full of character with a slight hint of barley and clear fruity notes
    • Finish
      Pleasant, moderately long finish

  8. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very nice.
    • Nose
      Malty.  caramel and vanilla.  Pina colada.  Bits of oak.
    • Taste
      More malt, and some herbs.  Peaches and apples.  Hay.  Some peat.
    • Finish
      Medium.  More farm notes.  Cereal.  Light coconut.

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