anCnoc 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.14/100
votes
1008
Whiskybase ID
WB239
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 8:22 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 33.87

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Whisky reviews for anCnoc 12-year-old

141 users have left 156 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.14 points.

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Overall the anCnoc 12 Years is a perfectly fine, affordable single malt, but it also feels like there's so much more potential there.
    • Nose
      Opens up on notes of honey and sweet barley husks, as well as a touch of lemon zest, chalk and warm butter. That's followed by apple skin and an assortment of white berries. Finally a candy-esque touch of marshmallows.
    • Taste
      Somewhat sweet and rather easygoing with plenty of similarities to the nose. Some chalk, but mostly barley husks, lemons and also some bitter grapefruit this time around. There are some oak spices as well, but they are kept in check.
    • Finish
      Short to medium with some vanilla custard, pears, wood and chalk.

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  3. derschotte scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Sven76 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Pear, apple, citrus and honey. Very pleasant and fruity nose.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet and fruity start, then dryness. Very light summer whisky.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium to short. Again fruit.

  5. socl_the_slice scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Fruity. Less caramel and sherry taste compared to Macallan 12 Years Double Cask. Good value for money.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruits (greenapple, peach), citrus, malt, vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smooth, medium lenght, sweetness, malt, herbs
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, sweetness, fruits

  6. lezparanza scored this whisky 65 points Member Junior

    A bit boring..honey, then nothing

  7. Mapl scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

  8. Sajmon scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Fresh, malt, citrus, hints of smoke, litlle bit floral, vanilla
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pleasant, but not complex, citrus, malt is dominant, vanilla, oak
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short and sweet

  9. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  10. rafgpereira did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    2022/06/29
    • Nose
      White wine, floral, salt maybe?, pears/apples
    • Taste
      Light body, floral, sweet
    • Finish
      Short persistence, slightly peppery

  11. Teomarg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Blekinge scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    A pleasant surprise, yes, more fruity than any whisky I have liked so far. I am normally a Port Charlotte or Laphroaig drinker. This was fruity in a very pleasant way.

  13. TimkoT scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Drum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The AnCnoc 12 is the purest fruit salad in a glass, I find it perfect for warm days or summer evenings. Very light and pleasant, also suitable as an aperitif.
    • Nose
      Light, lots of flowers, citrus fruits, light acidity, pear, pineapple
    • Taste
      Very fruity, sweet, pineapple, vanilla, acidity
    • Finish
      Medium long, very mild and pleasantly fresh.

  15. tomek1773 scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

  16. waldwhisky scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, some vanilla, dessert, after a while only some maltiness and a little bitterness remain, not exciting

  17. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    anCnoc 12 years old, 40%, HSMSW.

    I had this in the Ben Nevis, Glasgow in April 2019. “The ank nok 12 please” I said, prompting quite a telling off. Now I know it's pronounced "Annock".

    Today in June 2022 I have a 30ml sample sourced online.

    Mid-tone yellow.

    Aroma is fruity with some biscuity oak ... apple flesh, browned apple, a little grapefruit peel, crackers. Dried out mixed citrus. Quite pleasant.

    Body is fairly watery.

    Taste is as easy-going as you’d expect at 40%, but not insipid at all. The spirit is still a little prickly and ‘salty’ on the tongue and warming on the swallow. The fruits are there again – half citrussy half pineapple cube sweets, hint of ginger, the linger is salty. Later on there’s some shortbread.

    It’s not bad at all. Maybe it benefits from being the first dram of the evening, as it is for me today. Last time I scored it 79, significantly lower on my scale. There could be some batch variation, or it might be that this subtle dram is better suited to contemplation at home rather than a bar environment. 3.5/84

  18. dramsmetrens scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Nice sweet and sour balance going on.
    Green apples and honey.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  19. ArieDeKnaller scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    Almost feels like this Whisky has all the ingredients to become a good 'must-have' but it could use some years in the cask to develop to it's finest form.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Turkish delight, Honey, Malty with a sort of yeast/dough scent.
    • Taste
      71 71
      Quite strong spirit driven taste, spicy, leathery, comes to life in the back of the throat.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short, (honey)sweet, really mild and suprisingly a little salty, quite good finish overall.

  20. WHISKOPIJCA scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  21. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Hsh scored this whisky 64 points Expert Junior

    Aroma 72 Flavor 50 Finish 70
    Slightly grainy, slightly smokey
    A fishy scent that makes you feel like you are 12 years old

    Oh it tastes so fresh what should i explain
    Should I say it's a taste called Baby Tot?
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      70 70

  23. DramALife scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    S 6
    A whisky with characters! The citrusy is simply unforgettable. Overall spirit-driven, definitely deserves some more years in cask. Give the dram around 10 minutes to fully develop its flavours.

    N 24
    Lemon juice. Mildly peated. Touch of new leather. Some fresh honey. Spicy and young malt. More confectionary sweetness and malt develop over time.

    P 23
    Overall young, sweet, and spicy. The spices quickly smoothen out after the initial kick. Gradually the boiled honey with barley sugar sweetness dominated the palate, while the citrusy was carried through in the background.

    F 23
    Short-Mid finish. The mildly peated malt flavour lingering with a touch of lemon zest citrusy to end.

  24. claymore84 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 03-02-2022.

  25. bankimate scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  26. aquataste scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Soft, Fresh, Citrus, Honey, Malt, Floral, Light Peat Smoke, Fresh Oak, Dried Fruits Background
    • Taste
      Light, slightly dry, slightly wine, citrus, malt, a little honey, a handful of dried fruit and spices
    • Finish
      Short, citrusy, a pinch of pepper and dried spices, a slight bitterness of oak

  27. JJKATED scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  28. cechoma scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    if you like green apple and honey, this is yours whisky

  29. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This sweet, fresh single malt comes from the Knockdhu distillery.

  30. Gweddry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    interesting and complex aroma, but somewhat flat taste
    • Nose
      trace of smoke, meadow honey, juicy and boiled apple and apple jelly, vanilla, herbs: basil, butterbur, cumin, hay, white snow, licorice, menthol, lemon, lemon grass, lemon bun, ginger - herbal tea with lemon, honey and ginger, chocolate cookies and milk chocolate, marzipan, chewing gum with tattoos
    • Taste
      malt, slightly bitter, tonic, raw eggs, milkshake, green apples, apple compote, coffee, gradually menthol, trace of smoke
    • Finish
      vanilla, apple peel, lemon tea, trace of ginger, wet oak wood, wet coals

  31. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Smell: initially according to defensive nose, fine balance, alcohol very well integrated, fresh basic tone, pome fruit, German. Pear tone, somewhat broad / little structure, with air vanilla, sweetish base, according to the malt note, German. Apple tone

    Taste: fruity, dense, warm, spicy alcohol tone that is well integrated by the fruit, medium-sized. Reverberation, gives a strong boost for the 40%, baking spice

    Color: lightening copper gold, narrow WR, clear

    Conclusion: nice standard - uncomplicated, but never mundane - so far always far away from the broad public perception, which is of course good for the price!

  32. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  33. Nazin scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Nose: fresh, fruity, green apples, some minerality and malt. In taste: rather bitter, alcohol, orange peel, dry, some oak, slightly salty. Finish oak and honey. Nothing surprising nor interesting.

  34. MrDvorak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Bright and fruity, quite dry
    w/ notes of ripe yellow apples, lollipops, assorted flowers and some mice minerality.

    RATING: 83pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.

  35. Whiskyisfordrinking did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    N: light, grassy, alcoholic.

    G: malty, a bit tangy, rather flat.

    A: short, but sweeter.

    light standard, rather flat.

  36. kikist scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Light, shy ,summer drum.
    Really fine nose of fresh opened bottle by the time it disappears.
    Classic bourbon cask character with significant honey and citrus notes.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Honey, herbal, caramel, malty
    • Taste
      78 78
      Caramel, lemon
    • Finish
      78 78
      spicy, nutmeg

  37. glenrob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  38. TsiAI scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Smell: some peat, orange peel, dried fruit, wood strips, fermented dough, sugar water. Taste: alcohol, medical alcohol, smoke, organic solvent, oak, orange peel. Bitterness: slightly oily, medium-light wine Body rhyme: chemical reagents, rock sugar, peat, bitter bottom
    Overall: 79/100

  39. tribe scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Was a bit boring, nutty and woody, not my thing
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  40. MLE scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  41. VanOpek scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet, malty, creamy, hints of butter, a lot of caramel, fruits
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, pepper, smooth, caramel, hints of oak, bitter citrus, simple and pleasant
    • Finish
      oak, spicy, pepper, uncomplicated, short but pleasant

  42. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    83
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  43. yfalkov scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced, daily dram, quite thick for 40°.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Pastry, vanilla, flowers, distant tropical fruits, nuts, later - green tea, vanilla ice cream
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, nutty, spicy,
    • Finish
      80 80
      Pepper, spicy, nutty

  44. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Easy drinker, and quite some taste for a 40% Abv whisky, not thin or watery. Don't expect a very full or complex dram, but for its money it's just good to go.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Nose starts off fresh and fruity, floral, citrus, vanilla. Not very intense, but good to go for a 40% Abv.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, orange, honey, floral again. Not too thin or something, quite some bite for a low Abv.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Sweet, some orange, pretty smooth now, and pretty short as well.

  45. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  46. Thermidor scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Simple and nice, but not one without flaws.
    • Nose
      Pears. Oodles of pears, really, and some notes of fresh bread. Simple, sweet, pleasant.
    • Taste
      Pear soda, really. Unfortunately a spirity side comes in later.
    • Finish
      Sweet and short, faintly spirity.

  47. hafssol scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Easy to drink, with fresh zesty and herbal flavours. Still perfect for a quite undemanding Summer night dram, as it tolerates even a splinter of ice.
    The recent downgrading from 43% to 40% weakens a bit the taste, but doesn't make it easier. Anyway, it's always nice to come back to this from time to time, especially in Summer.

  48. matsteer scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    For bourbon cask lovers who want to avoid those Sherry noted, this is a really nice bourbon expression definitely on the fruitier, fresher, lighter side. This could certainly be a go-to more budget friendly summer sipper.
    • Nose
      83 83
      A nice complex nose. The sour notes other mention are here; to me it’s waxed lemon rind mixed with a white pepper, a little saltiness, and behind all of this is the malty notes and some digestive biscuits. A subtle hint of dry hay smoke in there too.
    • Taste
      82 82
      On the palate it’s an evolution of all of the notes on the nose. Arrival is tropical fruit and that telltale coconut note comes through from the bourbon casks. The middle evolves into really malty biscuity middle notes. Finally this levels off and you’re left with the and the more sour lemon notes. Quite dry overall. It’s smooth but with a nice warmth to it.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Good, length to the finish and it is really the sour notes that come through, alongside a little white pepper.

  49. DistiLesha scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice floral bourbon light whisky. It will appeal to both beginners and sophisticated whisky lovers. An unassuming approach to dram in an evening setting will brighten up your cozy evening with a glass. A little water will do the trick, but it will slightly open this malt.
    • Nose
      Bananas, home brew, dust.
      Breathed: flowers, wet young willow twig
    • Taste
      Bittersweet, lollipops, caramel.
      Breathed: a little pepper, lemon, creamy-creamy, floral-bourbon.
    • Finish
      Bitter and intensely woody.

  50. YD84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  51. Daan2 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Pleasant fruity sweet whisky. A bit weird musty smell to the smell.

  52. Deep_Burn_Blue scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    Pure and sweet, simple but adorable. Good and inexpensive enough as an everyday whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      My favorite part: honey, lemon, pomelo, just like hard candies.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet and fruity, watery vanilla, and a little bit smoky.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, fade with light sweetness.

  53. Highlander65 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Color: straw yellow. Simple whisky, but very pleasant and tasty, summery I would say. A nice unexpected surprise
    • Nose
      Sweet, powdered sugar, citrus fruits (lemon and mandarin), bread crust, after a few minutes a note of fresh mint emerges. Alcohol is initially a bit invasive but waiting a few minutes the effect wears off
    • Taste
      Light and fresh body, less sweet than the nose but very pleasant, there is perhaps also a pleasant bitter hint that together with the sweet notes evokes suggestions of almonds, amaretti and almond tart
    • Finish
      Medium-lasting finish on bitter notes

  54. Willum scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  55. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  56. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Zesty and malty with a solid helping of oak. Not bad, but not especially great. I can see why so many people claim this is a 'summer whisky'.
    • Nose
      Lemon and a floral note (peony), oak and cinnamon, malt, fresh white fruits, fruit salad, and a touch of vanilla before the alcohol burn.
    • Taste
      Malt, citrus and butterscotch, a dash of white and tropical fruits, a little vanilla, and a sweet floral note building to an astringent oak with a touch of barrel char.
    • Finish
      Bitter cherry herbal medicine, licorice and a diffused bitter cinnamon, and oak.

  57. sarthur71 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  58. 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

  59. claymore84 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    blind tasted on 04-14-2020.
    (83/84/82)

  60. Malthead19 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    - 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

  61. 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

  62. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky 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.

  63. vanilkalover scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Beautiful floral, fruity nose. Very smooth taste.

  64. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    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.

  65. rolabob scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  66. Max70 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
      Vanilla bourbon is the main flavor, then cake and an hint of fruit
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweet, like a spicy candy.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Light, not so durable

  67. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Super 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

  68. AdamsB scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Proper for any occasion
    • Nose
      82 82
      Honey, lemon, oak
    • Taste
      76 76
      Honey, spices
    • Finish
      79 79
      Citrus fruits

  69. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    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.

  70. dramspotter scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

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

  71. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  72. 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.

  73. 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

  74. whiskyd scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

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

  75. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.

  76. 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. 

  77. Immerenga scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

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

  78. maurizzio scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

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

  79. 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!

  80. Crann feàrna 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

  81. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This whisky needs water and time in the glass. Not to be rushed. It acts as a young whisky and needs to be handled as such. If you want a 12yo An Cnoc experience; buy the 16yo.
    • Nose
      Grainy sweet. Weak. Dry. Eucalyptus. Mint. Rosemary.

      With water: Grainy sweet, light spiciness, chocolate.
    • Taste
      Prckly, sweet arrival. Hot development into sweet citrus. Leaving dry heat.

      With water: Nice complex sweet arrival, long. It develops into dry citruses.
    • Finish
      Warm, relatively short finish.

  82. 2791knarf scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

  83. Shane_IL scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    I’d heard that anCnoc needs some age on it and this kind of proves this. The young character here didn’t really go down too well with me and above that there was this very dominant and unbalanced taste of ethanol all the way through. The chill filtration and 40% abv didn’t help either.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/11/18/ancnoc-and-balblair-tasting/
    • Nose
      Green banana. Malt. Honey. Wild flowers. Beeswax. Nutmeg.
    • Taste
      A little ethanol heavy here. Bit of naphthalene. Wet grass. Green herbs. Bitter honey.
    • Finish
      Short. Sharp. Ethanol. Woodspice. Honey.

  84. Chaot scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  85. Calmar scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Again, the basic silence, from which you do not expect anything, proved to be quite good - the light and airy aroma turned out to be very rich and varied, the taste / finish is not so good, it's very unassuming, but the negative middle class does not cause a negative. In its type reminded the top ten Glenmorangi.
    • Nose
      Open, light, the first nose - grain, wet tree; flower-lemonade, lollipops, light minerality, again grain and wood, but already in the background as a frame; light citrus notes - tangerines, red oranges; and a few exotic fruits - mango, lychee, pineapple.
    • Taste
      Oak, with sourish fruity notes, light peppery wave, sweet caramel, grain tones, it's very simple.
    • Finish
      Spicy, cereal, with light moonshine notes, orange peel, sour caramel.

  86. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  87. Allandale scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Very drinkable and enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Very aromatic,smooth,fruity. Pineapple?
    • Taste
      Smooth,creamy vanilla notes. Very soft note of fruit. A light but smooth body. Easy drinking.
    • Finish
      Creamy, oaky. Sweet herbs.

  88. Andytka3 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    2nd Tried:- March 2016

    N- Potpourri of sour berries, petals and floral. Grassiness and
    earthiness at spines with charming vanilla and caramel. Soft and
    lightly thin on the muscle, but a friendly dram nonetheless.

    P- A contrast to the nose, solid liquid on mouthfeel. Zesty with soft honey and airy burnt sugar texture, crepe suzette.

    F- Short - medium, light flaw on the entry. Caramel sticking around with gentle build up on pepper spiciness.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

    ***

    First Tried: Sept 2015 / Weighted Rate:- 76ptNose:-
    Promising start, aromatic, honey and fruity with hints of bell pepper.
    But thin and light, aroma didn't hold well, faded away. Palate:- Touch of caramel and creme brulee, toasted. Quite robust and
    zesty. Lightly spicy, spices, hold well on palate.

    Finish:- Medium length. Sweet barley follow by gentle warm of pepper.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      78 78

  89. vojt466 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    It's not an extra-complex thing, but it's definitely enough for a sober sip - especially for the price you would not want, just the damage of the alcoholic tail.
    • Nose
      Sweet scent - combination of dominant honey, with butter pear, a bit of malt and flowers
    • Taste
      In taste again full and dense sweetness - honey, woodiness, cocoa, slightly alcoholic background
    • Finish
      In reverberation, it's smooth - woody, bitter chocolate, nuts, and a slightly rising alcohol.

  90. Daan Tje scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  91. sapecosta scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  92. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      88 88

  93. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Four An Cnoc’s by the sea include the ‘Cutter’ WB, 12yo WB, 16yo WB and the 22yo WB
    N: Assured, sweet, cereal nose. There's a little more sherry in the standard An Cnoc 12yo now [2016] than i remember compared to the lighter, bourbon led bottlings from the 1990's. Descriptors include fuzzy sawdust, a little char and melon & elderflower wine. Good
    T: Aah yes, that's the An Cnoc house style i identify with. It comes in lighter on the palate than indicated on the nose. Starts on honey then with a true honey-malt-sweet journey. Then sweet, yet sour too. Behaves impeccably.
    F: Cereal sweet with a little waxy-dry mouthfeel and a touch nutty. Medium lingerings.
    C: Fine in its own right, although the 16 seems to have MORE,.. of the same. WB

    Scores a C+

  94. sascuas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  95. Opeth83 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful complex whisky for a 12 year old at 40%, looks like a mix of 1st and refill bourbon and a little bit of sherry barrels. Excellent daily dram.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  96. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    This is an easy to drink, light and fresh whisky. It’s a bit an the watery side for my taste and could use just a bit more oomph.
    All in all a nice everyday whisky
    • Nose
      A soft, spicy yet fresh whisky with aromas of stainless steel, grains, malt, straw, dusty tones, subtle vanilla, coumarin, floral tones (maybe dandelions), acacia honey, ginger, hint of licorice, applesauce, sackcloth, a hint of matchsticks and some subtle oak.
    • Taste
      A spicy and sweet whisky with aromas of white pepper, subtle cinnamon, ginger, straw, a subtle stale tone, honey, subtle caramel, vanilla, cedar wood, hint of licorice root, malt, salt, hint of allspice, bayleaf, subtle tannins, sackcloth and subtle oak.
    • Finish
      A short to medium finish with aromas of subtle spices, subtle tannins, soft oak, honey, hint of licorice and sweet honey.

  97. whiskyroma scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    C: Gold.

    N: How much sweetness! Apricot, vanilla, white fruit, malt aromas entice us! Then we find the pomegranate and the freshness of lemon cake. These scents change to lavender, soap, incense sea breeze in the end.

     P: In the beginning we find spicy, salty and malt. Then green wood, grain and toasted bread in milk barley. We find towards the end cacao cream, fresh flowers and honeysuckle.

    F: At the tail end tongue we find again a pinch of salt that becomes lupines in brine. Then it changes to a taste fresh and sweet like green apple, and return to malt vanilla and Nutella.

    This is a dram very changeable; there are many tastes that overlaps. This is a whisky which you can drink a glass or bottle with the same pleasure. It isn’t boring, at times may disappoint in other surprise, certainly it isn’t boring. It has an excellent quality / price ratio. Eclecti.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  98. peterjpvanas scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Colour: clear-straw, light

    Nose: easy on the nose, fresh aroma, light, flowers, grassy, cereals, honey, and a tiny bit of smoke

    Taste: herbal, honey, cereals, light on peat, barley, wood (oak)

    Finish: medium, but nice balance

    Bottle: nothing special

    great to have on a warm day! a light and pleasant whisky
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  99. Snerik scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    What’s not to like? A really nice “everyday whisky” and a nice introduction to the spirit itself. 
    • Nose
      There are notes of ripe pear, barley, honey, white flowers, sweet liquorish and pineapple. Easygoing and pleasant. 
    • Taste
      It’s easy and sweet, covered in pear notes. 
    • Finish
      Again, a lot of pear. But it’s easy, mild and floral. And vanilla. 

  100. Xstream scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It may not be the most exciting whisky. But there's a smoothness that suits more aged and expensive whisky's. Very fruity profile, mostly green apple, a lot of vanilla, body is quite thin but tasty, finish is more spicy and medium dry with some fruit. Good balance. Excellent price quality value.
    I'll try more An Cnoc's for sure.

  101. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A good mix, spicy and fruity, but a bit weak on the chest. Not much to discover. For the price but quite ok.

  102. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The price of about CZK 600 per bottle makes it a fairly affordable companion who has enough to offer the smell. Mainly, if you like fresh or less ripe fruit. If it tasted as good as the smell, it is my favorite of the Highlands.
    • Nose
      A fresh scent resembling a freshly sliced ​​apple with a faint vanilla in the background, something freshly cut in grass and fresh hazelnuts, perhaps still unripe. Traces of pineapple. Very smooth and delicate. The smell is probably the strongest side of this whisky.
    • Taste
      Weak vanilla passes into taste, but without apples. Pineapple alternates mandarin and peel. Sweet taste is the hints of flowers and grasses and fine licorice.
    • Finish
      Dozvuk is weaker, relatively short on bonpares. It is finished with a slightly more vulgar aroma of fruit brandy with a soft bitterness and a spice of bitterness.

  103. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  104. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    mild, light, pleasant, easy drinkable
    • Nose
      strong on citrus, very ripe honey melon, apples
    • Taste
      feels initially very thin, then very spicy at the back of the tounge, chilli, then citrus, turning sweet and more fruity at the end
    • Finish
      dandelion petals (yes, I eat them...) a little pepper, some malt, dry medium lenght

  105. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  106. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  107. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at a local whiskyshop tasting:

    Nose: clean, sweet, vanilla, oak, malty.

    Taste: sharp arrival, burst of pepper. Sweet and sugary. 

    Finish: long, peppery oak

  108. zinaf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    very simple yet enjoyable whisky. Very good value for money.
    • Nose
      light and fruity; a floral edge as well; roasted hazelnuts; time - lots of lemon zest.
    • Taste
      sweet arrival followed by some pepper on the tongue, citrus,
    • Finish
      short, a bit drying and peppery

  109. cfosterk scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Great value speyside whisky. Tried a recent bottle @ 46%.

    Peat wafts in and out, along with quite a few white fruits inc conference pear, then grainy with some citrus. I thought about fizzy pear drops! Seems sweet but also quite drying. Quite sweet again but drys very quickly.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      76 76

  110. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A fairly simple dram in highland style. Heather and dried hay are prominent along with honey notes. Very light in body. Savoury and drying  finish. Classic highlander at a young age.
    No explosive flavours here. Simple and easy-drinking.
    SGP:361
    2016.01.

  111. mer1973 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  112. lincolnimp scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      76 76

  113. lincolnimp scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Very easy to drink, too easy to be honest. A good session malt, as Karloff says its cheap and I think it is good value too.

    This should be bottled at 46% all the time not 40%, I know there is some at 43% and 46% which i would like to try to compare.
    • Nose
      the most obvious notes to me are honeydew melon mixed in with lemon sherbet sweets.

      There is also icing sugar, lemon soft fruit sweets.

      Slight notes of grapefruit and after a time in the glass some banana (some may describe it as vanilla)
    • Taste
      Its a little bitter and a little thin initially and cardboardy, nothing like the nose suggests?

      There are some bubblegum notes and after a while some sweetness at the back of the palate.

      There is something creamy also, like buttercream. There is some fruit in there on fresh bitter pineapple along with slight wafer notes.
    • Finish
      Approaching medium, still on bubblegum but the bitterness has faded.

  114. karloff scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    This is a really fine whisky and for the price you pay for it, it's for nowt.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      73 73

  115. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  116. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    nose: (very similar to hakushu nas)
    vanilla/almond extract, musk, very light floral, light citrus malt

    taste: vanilla, almond extract, slight
    cream, slightly bitter oak

    finish: short-medium, fruit, vanilla,
    bitter nuts at the back

  117. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Pineapples and bananas begin the fruit parade with a honeyed, yeasty, malty, grainy and floral nature with biscuit notes. Overall a mild-sweet Speyside number with a not unexpected floral, citrus [lemon] freshness, 
    T: Sweet and light floral, although muted [a little weak] with some freshness and a cloying body but overall sweeter than its closest Speyside neighbours. Also theres a chalky maltiness. 
    F: More sweetness leaning to bubblegum, a touch of freshness, caramel, pistachios and chalky lemon.
    C: Im really enjoying this bottle as i did the first dram I tried as a novice - at the Station Hotel in Stonehaven. Back then it seemed so sublime with its clean, mild sweet profile and light, white wine colour. Years later I translate this as a non offensive, honest, simple, value Highland/Speyside [Eastern Highlands] dram. Shame about the abv.

    Scores a C+

  118. theendh did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  119. Opeth83 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very good affordable speysider, nicely balanced and much more interesting than for example a Glenlivet or fiddich.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  120. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  121. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  122. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a straightforward, honest whisky
    fresh and light
    a nice whisky that you can drink away by the way
    • Nose
      sweet, yellow fruits
      Mandarin and apricot
      a hint of vanilla, caramel and cinnamon
      Menthol?
    • Taste
      honey
      first sweet, then dry, then sweet again
      a nice interplay
      the fruits fade and the spices become stronger
    • Finish
      getting drier coconut

  123. Bart&Claudia scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    This was my first chill-filtered bottle that did not become harsh over time. AnCnoc guys took it easy on their stuff. A whisky for a nice, complex, sit-down. Never got too reeeaaaalllyy enjoying it, as the finish just couldn't at up to the lovely taste and the even better smell. 
    • Nose
      Punchant nose, a bit spirity but in a good way. What comes through is a mix of cereal and honey. A lot of depth here, well made. This nose could be just what I'm thinking of when I think of whisky.   
    • Taste
      They sprinkle it on my coffee in winter at trainstations. Quite herbal. I didn't get this at first, quite complex. The sweet, honey-cereal nose has developped into the taste of fresh, grainy bread. Melba toast. Savoury to some extend, bitter. 
    • Finish
      This is where it falls short for me. It's gone in a second, with all that remains.. oak. Like licking a tree. A very dry tree. A bit of nutty sweetness remains. Whiff of cereal. It's so short.  

  124. Achany scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  125. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    smells and tastes nicely from the fresh opened bottle, but make sure you keep it for some time. although it doesn't feel closed and compact in the beginning it still has the potential to open up. my rating was 81/82 for the fresh bottle and is 83/84 now.   
    • Nose
      caramelized apples, mixed honey, beeswax, a field of flowers, licorice. all pretty refined for twelve years of age. beautiful. 
    • Taste
      develops nicely on the same components plus some earthy and some bitter notes. pleasant. rather powerful considering the low abv. 
    • Finish
      over all medium length, yet slight tones of licorice and honey are lingering for quite a while.

  126. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Not as accessible as other entry malts. The age offers a good
    counterpoint to the rather standard bourbon wood characteristics. Only
    the bitterness is a detraction at times, especially in the finish.
    Decent, but not great.
    • Nose
      Apple
      peel, honey, wet cardboard, citrus, and a touch of mint chocolate.
    • Taste
      Good balance between sweet and dry. Alternating juicy overtones, like
      oranges, and Turkish delight. Some bitterness appearing, together with
      guava and black tea.
    • Finish
      Medium. Warming and slightly bitter. Grassy and fresh.

  127. HammerHead scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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

  128. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Light sherry. Tangerines. Juicy tropical fruits. Some malt. Vanilla. Green apples. Honey.
    • Taste
      Mild. Light acid. Some malt. Almost liqueur-like.
    • Finish
      Medium. A light start with a bit of malt and some oak. Grapefruit.

  129. taldish scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  130. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      71 71

  131. Tomh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  132. Cast Olila scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  133. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  134. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  135. Ivynor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Easy to drink, fresh and fruity. Well if around 25 €. In the 81 + / 82 -
    • Nose
      Wood, cut grass, lots of green apple, some lemon juice. Notes of caramel and vanilla.
    • Taste
      It's fresh, fruity, on ripe apple, vanilla, honey, some wood. Not too dry.
    • Finish
      Short, on vanilla and sugar. At the end of the tasting, I found more and more wood.

  136. Stenface scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      66 66

  137. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Pineapples, bananas, honey, yeasty, malty, grainy, floral and biscuit notes. Mild sweet Speyside number, floral, citrus [lemon] freshness, 
    T: Sweet, although muted [a little weak] with a cloying body, light floral and some freshness but overall sweeter than its close Speyside neighbours. Also theres a chalky maltiness. 
    F: More sweetness, this time bubblegum, a touch of freshness, caramel, pistachios, chalky lemon.
    C: Im really enjoy this bottle as i did the first dram I tried it at the Station Hotel in Stonehaven as a novice. Back then it seemed so sublime and i remember it being lighter in colour, cleaner and less sweet. Now I receive this as a non offensive, honest, simple, value Speyside/Highland dram. Shame about the caramel and abv.

    Scores a C+

  138. Angelos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Recommended!
    • Nose
      This one here is quite clean and  a bit fresh in the nose. I find pleasant vanilla and dominant citrus notes, as well as some nice mint. Mild wood influence from the American oak! There is also some sourness which reminds me of Granny Smith apples, involved in some mint
    • Taste
      Soft Vanilla and citrus again! Mild and clean with some coco notes. Some nuttiness! Brazil Nuts and Macadamia.
    • Finish
      Quite short but pleasant. Again very mild with remaining vanilla!

  139. Nethar did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    whisky for common drinking
    • Nose
      First impression is port wine, rum, but quickly changing into woody notes. Fresh fruits - green apples.
    • Taste
      good, self-confident, little bit sweet
    • Finish
      not so convincing, some kind of vanilla

  140. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  141. nathanyael scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  142. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      78 78

  143. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  144. moviemaniac scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose and taste are really good but it is lacking a bit in the finish.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, banana, pepper, apple, ginger and mango
    • Taste
      fresh, hints of toffee, banana, pear (ripe), slightly malty and hints of grass
    • Finish
      smooth, round but fresh and spicy. Most of the finish is rather short but a slightly soapy note remains for a longer time

  145. Stazz scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Sorry, it is single, but nothing more to say. Yes - good price, but E added.

    And one more thing - when you taste it just after milk chocolate STRONG acetone flavor appears... 
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      63 63
    • Finish
      68 68

  146. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

     
    • Nose
      Soft but intense aromas of honey and lemon and subtle notes of oak, dried fruit and sugar
    • Taste
      A sweet taste with a pleasant fruity flavor and a lively bite of lemon, lively but not overbearing. Caused by ingredients like honey, green pear and star fruit.
    • Finish
      Long, smooth finish

  147. Master Quill scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Seems very consistent in quality. Rating is for a batch from 2006: 82 and 2012: 83

  148. Igor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Certain bang for the buck in my opinion. The only shortcoming is that delightful bouquet fades too fast. Don't add any water thereby, except for drowning the fragrant aroma even quicker.
    • Nose
      Light cream/vanilla, sugary, fresh and crispy, powdery. Lemon drops, muscatel, French pastry, muffin cups, field flowers, soil (after the rain), meadow, pear, green apple, waffles, apricots, praline chocolates.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied. Complex, smoothly clean, fairly warm. Lemonade, sweets, heather honey, cereals, pistachio-nuts, oak wood, cream, milk chocolate. Oddly - rubber? (burst balloon).
    • Finish
      Of an average length. Warming, vegetal, refreshful. Juniper, conifer, bergamot, peppery, common sorrel, coriander, sea water. Pleasant anaesthetic effect.

  149. DramWhisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Would be much better but this bottle developed a horrible off floral soap.   Even worse is its permeating more and more of the flavors.
    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      62 62

  150. Junior scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Place: Hulshout Water Supply
    • Nose
      Lots of flowers,vanilla, citrus, a bit of ripe fruit
    • Taste
      Fruit (peach), some nice bitter hints, citrus
    • Finish
      Some peppery notes, medium to long, oaky

  151. drkrylov scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  152. drkrylov scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very aromatic, smooth, fruity. Pineapple
    • Taste
      Smooth, creamy vanilla notes. Very soft note of fruit. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
    • Finish
      Creamy, oaty. Sweet herbs.

  153. Feusi scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    That's definitiv an easy drinking dram.
    • Nose
      Honey and lemon, malt and barley.
    • Taste
      Fruity, grassy, sweet and warming, easy to drink.
    • Finish
      A rather short finish, with sweet vanilla and honey notes, some spicy notes.

  154. hsmithjr scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cereals and malted barley.  Fresh heather.  Hints of sherry.  Dried fruits. 
    • Taste
      Bold and sweet.  More malted barley and cereal.  Honey and almonds.  Spiced breads.
    • Finish
      Medium.  New oak.  Malty.  Fresh, with some fruit.

  155. Lapsang Leaf scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Quite generic on the nose, but apple is definitely prevalent.
    By comparison the taste was surprising and very drinkable; it tastes strongly of hard-boiled strawberry flavoured sweets.
    It was better than what I was expecting, but probably still a little too sweet.

  156. karloff scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    Another every day every occasion malt. An anniversary presant off my wife Clare x
    • Nose
      What hit me first was the smell of plastic then toffee, followed by honey and lemon, green apples and refresher sweet, some peach in there and a pinch of white pepper.
    • Taste
      Smooth with new wood and hints of citrus fruits, some tinned peach juice and a fine white wine.
    • Finish
      Amedium but very smooth finish

  157. nijholtm scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Good all-day whisky, you can serve this one with breakfast and will do good. Very sweet, but it doesn't taste like caramel. What in many comparably priced whisky's is a problem.
    • Nose
      Very sweet with notes of honey, vanilla and coconut. Great bourbon matured whisky.
    • Taste
      Not really complex, just really sweet. This whisky is quite good for the amount of money. Some notes of very sweet Belgium blond beers. With the tastes of hop, barley and mineral water.
    • Finish
      Short with hints of barley, honey, coconut and just a little oak and peat.

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