An Cnoc 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Aug 2007 8:22 pm

Average value

€ 33.77

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Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 12-year-old

101 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.05 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Administrator

    Distillery names can be a bit confusing: Knockdhu, Knockando - so let's just call this Single Malt anCnoc which is Gaelic for 'black hill'. Fruity acidity, sour berry mash and lemon zest are first to arrive on the nose, but there is a diverse mixture of fresh, floral and malty notes lurking in the back. The taste is spirit-driven, spicy and mildly dry with tropical fruits, heather honey and brown sugar. Just shy of medium length, the finish evolves with a touch of cinnamon, oak and licorice. A good 12-year-old entry-level malt which is flawless, easy-drinking and reliable.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 83 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. pdby scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Normally entered, whisky without deep nuances, but what he gives on his surface is very pleasant, cozy and appropriate.
    • Nose
      Ripe yellow apples, “Flight” candies, puff pastry, green tea, flower glade, honey, bird cherry, a little minerality.
    • Taste
      Dryish, somewhere on the throat barely noticeable sweetness, tart. Super distinct apples, woody spice, citruses, a little salt.
    • Finish
      Soft, delicate, slightly spicy-tart, quickly leaves, leaving astringent nuances in the mouth. Flowers, honey and puff pastry.

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A very fruity and floral nose with marzipan, turkish delight and honey. The taste has honey, vanilla, turkish delight and a cane surgaryness to it. The finish is short with a mild and soft honied liquorice feel to it.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. valery77 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Delicate, delicate. Creamy toffee, vanilla, light perfume, flowers, fresh grass, light beer and yeast notes, malt, creamy caramel, Soviet lemonade (Cream Soda, Pinocchio). 21
    • Taste
      Moderate, moderately sweet, unexpectedly burning. Black pepper, creamy toffee, salted caramel, fruit lollipops, herbal bitterness, astringent green fruits (green bananas, green persimmons). twenty
    • Finish
      Medium in length, smoothly damping, astringent. twenty
      A nice, nourishing highlander, lacking stars from the sky, but without any failures. Balance 21
      Total 82

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. volker40sw scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    blind tasted on 04-14-2020.

  7. Malthead19 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    - an honest straightforward single malt with slight corners and edges
    - not necessarily suitable for beginners, because the taste is still too alcoholic, despite 40% it looks very strong and powerful,
    - In terms of character, he looks significantly younger than 12 years
    - Unfortunately there are many better 10 and 12 year standard bottlings in the price segment
    • Nose
      slight fresh character, citrus, pineapple, grapes
    • Taste
      lax approach, then strong, strong development on the palate (alcohol pressures), fruit (grapes, tropical fruits),
    • Finish
      strong, short finish;
      alcoholic, dry fruity aftertaste, this is where the oak comes out again

  8. Matt80 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Heather, honey, grassy, green apples, quite light.
      With water - softer, fruitier, a little pear, herbal, grassy, a little oak, oat biscuit.
    • Taste
      Honey sweetness that is quickly overtaken by salt and brine. Wood comes to the fore, a little apple tart.
      With water - pencil shavings
    • Finish
      Long, very drying, salty like pork crackling. The smoke lasts and lasts with a touch of tannins and some pepperiness.
      With water - woody, drying

  9. vanilkalover scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Beautiful floral, fruity nose. Very smooth taste.

  10. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    You can drink, but the release is rather weak. Too simple and plain whisky.
    • Nose
      Spirituous, with hints of wild garlic, pickles and yeast dough. Deeper - cardboard and dusty hay.
    • Taste
      Watery, brackish, peppery, with notes of stale bread, ginger and dry oak.
    • Finish
      Short. Rye crackers, salt, nutty bitterness, dry tannins.


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