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An Cnoc 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.87/100
votes
576
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

€ 34,18

Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 12-year-old

87 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.87 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. 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

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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.

  5. midnite scored this whisky 84 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.

  6. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, duchess pear, vanilla, oak, honey and floral notes on nose.

    Spices, apples, oak and citrus notes on taste.

    Short finish with spices, oak, vanilla notes. 

  7. Immerenga scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      66 66

  8. maurizzio scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. maurizzio scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    ENGLISH - Reading the very low alcohol content (40), I have always postponed the tasting. The nose responds nicely, yellow apple, perhaps cooked with a small dose of honey, very fragrant with fruit. after a while comes a scent of liquorice roots, very light, but balanced and precise. The flavor is essentially fruity, prevailing yellow apple, apple pie with a sprinkling of millefiori honey and then .... the licorice root returns to exacerbate (but with pleasure and taste) the soft flavor of caramel malt! Lightly woody finish. very good, a very positive surprise! Among the 40 alcoholic distillates among my favorites, I bought another bottle already! I would give it between 85 and 88 out of 100! ENGLISH (google translate HIHIHI) - Reading the very low alcohol content (40), I have always postponed the tasting. The nose responds nicely, yellow apple, with a small dose of honey, very fragrant with fruit. after a while comes to scent of liquorice roots, very light, but balanced and precise. The flavor is essentially fruity, prevailing yellow apple, apple pie with a sprinkling of millefiori honey and then .... the licorice root returns to exacerbate (but with pleasure and taste) the soft flavor of caramel malt! Lightly woody finish. very good, a very positive surprise! Among the 40 alcoholic distillates among my favorites, I bought another bottle already! I would give it between 85 and 88 out of 100!

  10. iDea D scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This rating relates to to the overall impression. Without water the whisky is underwhleming. With water and time it would be a 87/100.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

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