anCnoc Peter Arkle

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Edition - Ingredients
Spanish Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
23 apr 2012 7:34 pm

Average value

€ 75.63

9 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky reviews for anCnoc Peter Arkle

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.21 points.

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad dram, but I was a little disappointed by the amplification of its innate sulphury character. It didn't seem to bother me that much in earlier expressions, but here it slightly crosses the line (for me personally).
    • Nose
      Rich with honey and sticky toffee as well as some nutty notes and burnt sugar. Not an overpowering type of sherry, which is good, but unfortunately it is also quite meaty and sulphury, something that is already present in the spirit and which is amplified by the casks.
    • Taste
      Quite fruity, an apple / raisin combo, fruit cake and caramel. Hints of vanilla. Again a meaty / sulphury undertone.
    • Finish
      Medium long, with chocolate, toffee and spices.


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  3. Georges scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, honey, toffee, caramel, nutty, burnt sugar
    • Taste
      Sweet, fresh, fruity (apples, raisins), caramel, vanilla, meaty
    • Finish
      Medium long, chocolate, spicy, toffee

  4. Sjaunja scored this whisky 68 points Specialist

    Result of a blind tasting (held Dec 2nd 2012):
    72 people rated this malt with an average score of 58 points.

    Average score over all ratings 2012 : 67 points. So 67 points is the median.

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE LMDW: Color: bright gold with slightly amber highlights. Nose: powerful, full-bodied. Carved in the rock, it is marked by citrus zest (grapefruit, orange), iris concret and black pepper.It is as captivating as it evolves on pine resin and vanilla-bourbon. As time goes by, the orange is juicier. Palate: sweet, round. Much more fruity than the nose, it immediately affirms its Speyside character made of herbaceous notes (green malt), walnuts, mirabelle plums and flowers (lavender, lilac) and evolves on licorice and moist earth, evoking almost oily peat. Final: rich, heady. The broom, clove, leather and dark chocolate confirm its inclination to rusticity. The coconut, the lavender honey and the fresh walnuts send us back to the edge of the black hill near which the distillery is located. The retro-olfaction is downy and the glass is empty apricot and floral (lilac).

  8. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Not only the start of a very interesting design collaboration, this is
    the first An Cnoc matured entirely in Spanish sherry casks. It tastes delicious and is limited to just 6,000 bottles worldwide.

  9. nijholtm scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very rich anCnoc! Sweet cake with nuts and syrup
    • Taste
      Now I get the honey and orange zest. Lovely sweet on the palate. Grenadine, caramel and raisins
    • Finish
      Spicy and dryish on the finish. Long finish with notes of caramelized nuts and bouillon

  10. cuhp did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting notes from Royal Mile Whiskies:

    Nose: The Spanish sherry oak is immediately apparent with treacle, demerara and brown toast flavours underpinning fresh zesty fruit. In fact, it basically smells like a freshly bitten toffee apple. 
    Palate: Plenty going on with weighty sherry wood, juicy apple and exotic fruitiness. A long but delicate finish accented by spice.
    Overall: Vibrancy allied with mature juicy European oak. A lovely dram which is distinctively Cnocky but at the same time a new and different style for them.


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