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An Cnoc 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.94/100
votes
616
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010509427067
Added on
06 Aug 2007 8:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 34.17

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616 × member ratings

1249 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 12-year-old

91 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.94 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. 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

  3. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    I like it very well, not very outrageous, but really good drinkable without much TamTam.
    • Nose
      Sweet and malt; some vanilla and fruit; Malt but dominant; It is characterized by a citrus fruitiness;
    • Taste
      Sweet and spices; Malt clearly there; a trail nut
    • Finish
      Medium length, spices and malt; clear oak; in the end, a nut-note will hang again.

  4. dramspotter scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Golden oaty
    • Taste
      poor - reminds me of those awful Glenfiddich in the mouth

  5. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    light fruit, light mineral notes, beautiful licorice notes, slightly dry, oaky finish. Easy Drinking, but with draft. Nice.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    on the whole - bahh - you can just drink like that but I think the price is much better
    • Nose
      75 75
      Pear drops, citrus zests, mineral acid, roasted flour,
    • Taste
      75 75
      slightly alcoholic, mineral, citrus notes - but not necessarily of a delicious variety, nutty bitterness - only light, slightly metallic, fruity pricklend

      with the second sip something more pleasing
    • Finish
      79 79
      Liquorice, citrus, malty, sour, here comes some nice oak tones

  8. whiskyd scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  9. Emperor69 scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Whisky has a light amber color. The color is excellent, I take into account that he passed the exposure in barrels from the bourbon of the second and third filling and barrels of Spanish oak. At the same time, caramel was not used as a dye. Whisky passed a cold filtration and was bottled at a commercial fortress of 40%, which of course is not good. The density is normal. With all its complex, interesting aroma, whisky has flaws in the flavor component, which makes its re-acquisition for 3000r (at a discount in the store "Aromatny Mir" in Moscow in August 2018 for 0.7) is inexpedient.
    • Nose
      The fragrance pleases its diversity, quite complex, although not saturated. Whisky in the glass takes time to open up to the proper extent, and your nose is a bit stiff. In the nose, peat, sea salt, leather, sulphurous iodine motifs are felt (although they are not bright, but this is quite unusual for Speyside). The brightest colors of yellow sour-sweet apples, duchesses, yeast dough, lemon, honey, cherry blossoms are further clearly felt.
    • Taste
      In taste, failure. It is flat and rustic, brightly malted. Salty for a split second, then sweet and bitter-sharp at the end. The same apples, honey, sweet citrus, grapefruit crust. At the end, it seems, comes to the fore a bitter peppermint and some kind of nutty.
    • Finish
      The average duration. Very warm, I would even say hot. Apple peel and bones, brewed cold black tea, a lot of black pepper, salted peanuts.

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Beats many other entry-level 12-year-olds. The minimum strength doesn't feel, the casks involved were nicely active, and a touch of leathery liquorice elevates what might otherwise have been a somewhat too middle-off-the-road, mainly ex-Bourbon-cask whisky into a higher stratum. Decent finish as well.

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