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An Cnoc 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.07/100
votes
709
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

€ 34.29

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709 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 12-year-old

104 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.07 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. PaulDvorak 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. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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.

  6. sarthur71 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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

  8. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  9. volker40sw scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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

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