An Cnoc 12-year-old

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

Average value

€ 35.07

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Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 12-year-old

129 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.03 points

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Gweddry scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      trace of smoke, meadow honey, juicy and boiled apple and apple jelly, vanilla, herbs: basil, thyme, 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

  8. 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!

  9. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Nazin scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    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.


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