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An Cnoc 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.01/100
votes
752
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

€ 34.28

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Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 12-year-old

109 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.01 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. 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 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

  4. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Daan2 scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Willum scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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.

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