anCnoc 22-year-old

Overall rating
85.81/100
votes
217
Whiskybase ID
WB39696
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
10.01.2013
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
5700
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L13-010-IB-R13/5006-xx:xx
Barcode
5010509800549
Added on
01 feb 2013 12:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 213.49

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Whisky reviews for anCnoc 22-year-old

48 users have left 51 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.81 points.

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    with water: the malt opens with a few drops of water, the caramel sweetness becomes significantly stronger, overall the malt becomes rounder and more pleasing

    Conclusion: delicious, but not an outstanding malt
    • Nose
      sour gooseberry, light sherry notes, proper oak flavor, ginger, vanilla bean, coconut oil, some balsamic, light cabbage / vegetable notes
    • Taste
      clearly sweeter, sherry, caramel, nice oak flavors
    • Finish
      medium length, pleasant sweetness, caramel, honey, wood and sherry (dates, figs), dry at the back with slight bitterness and lingering pepper notes

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  3. zzqfyl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. OldStyle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting, affordable top of the series.
    12yo bourbon style, grassy, coarser, unobtrusive
    16yo prolonged maturation in American oak calmed the whisky, balanced it
    18yo newly added partial effect of European oak sherry, denser color, aroma and more complex experience,
    22yo I'd guess a little younger, but AnCnoc unsmoked whisky needs more time to balance, it looks good every year. It follows the style of 18yo and provides a deeper, very complex, albeit subtle impression, with each aeration and with each new tasting you discover new tones, new experiences, everything beautifully balanced,
    I'm looking forward to the successor 24yo

  5. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Mapl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 88 points Shoplink Moderator

    At the first sniff, I guessed the effect of ex-sherry barrels. Very quiet in the smell. However, if you give this whisky enough time on the palate, you won't be surprised what all appears in the taste. Adding water will add a new dimension. To sum up, fun for tens of minutes.

    Evaluated blindly from 5 known samples. I guessed Highland Park 1994.
    • Nose
      Very fine, even indistinct. Apricot, strawberry, honey, cane sugar, dates, Lotus caramel biscuit.

      With water: Apple strudel, cider, honey water, cloves, dried pear.
    • Taste
      Significantly more eloquent than the scent. Orange, cane sugar, dark chocolate, pepper, coffee filling, slightly smoky, Belgian praline, raisins, sparkling wine, peach, Bellini cocktail.

      With water: Strawberries with champagne, cocoa beans, semolina, cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Coffee bean, orange peel, sap, birch water, caramelized sweetened condensed milk, mint.

      With water: Dark chocolate with mint filling, cloves, pear compote infusion.

  12. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a class better than the 18. Nice old school Speysider, more refill, but nice round and compact.
    • Nose
      pretty nice, sweet, honey, vanilla, licorice, lots of nice spicy oak aromas. I would almost say that he has less sherry than the 18, but a clearly rounder and more mature profile with nice oak notes and ripe yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      full, round, sweet, first vanilla, a little fruit, then more and more spices and oak flavors, towards the end also a good portion of pepper and it gets drier
    • Finish
      Oak, spices, vanilla. The oak flavors are particularly evident here, with some dark chocolate, bitter notes and a cooling mint note.

  13. rampah scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pungent. Cherry candy. Wet earth. Vodka orange. Some sawdust and white pepper.
    • Taste
      Malty, spicy. Pepper, hay, rusks. Behind it some lemon sorbet. Vodka. Candied ginger, cocoa powder.

  15. DocF scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Color: Deep Gold

    Ripe, in the mouth a thick, fruity-spicy mass, after 120 € he does not taste just me, but the sample will not survive the day. 85P
    • Nose
      Smells unspecific after Scotch whisky from bourbon and sherry casks, alcohol comes through, then halfway between ripe and Obstler, dusty work shed, dirty-oily bicycle chain, plum jam, apricot jam, then pear brandy, new chipboard. Eagle Owl. With water: Less alcohol, more dust, more eagle owl. Artificial apple flavor.
    • Taste
      Pine needles, resin, liquorice, malt beer, rum grape nut, orange syrup, milk chocolate. Coffee liqueur, nutmeg. With water: bitter orange jam, anise.
    • Finish
      Medium. Cocoa (no cocoa powder, good bitter), After Eight, mirabelle plums.

  16. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The nose is the best thing about this whisky. The mouth is clearly superimposed, the spicy spices and the oak dominate too much. Unbalanced.
    For a 22 yo old Malt quite a disappointment.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Toffee, ripe yellow apples, polished oak, some tobacco and leather.
      Somewhat outdated, dull apricot jam.
      Nice, but quite interchangeable, any nose.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Starts quite light and tasty with apricot jam. But then quickly very peppery-spicy. The spicy spices are clearly too dominant. Hardly any fruit.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Also here on the (spicy) spicy-sharp, oaky side and quite short. No fruit.

  18. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  19. magic_slim scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good and easy drinkin' whisky. There is nothing for me to complain.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Creamy and fruity fudge at first nosing. Various apple aromas. Notes of leather polish, nutmeg and banoffee, honey and chai latte. A lovely nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spicy at first mouthfeel becoming even spicier when swallowed. Pure chai latte ... cardamon, ginger, black pepper, marsala, star anise, nutmeg and very strong black tea. Becomes sweeter after some time with toffee and sherry aroma as well. Nice and tasty.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long, oaky, slightly sour and bitter like very strong black tea with ginger... but not unpleasant.

  20. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, but not outstanding in it's category.
    • Nose
      Citruses, red apple, champagne, vanilla, raisin and herbals.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Citruses, sherry, herbals, oak and Verbena candies.
    • Finish
      Medium, oaky, spicy.

  21. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2017/06/09/ancnoc-22-yo-2016-ob-46/
    • Nose
      N: molto fresco e ricco, ma con sobrietà. Note di biscotti burrosi al miele e vaniglia si confondono con accenti floreali davvero suadenti. Buccia di mele rosse, prugne fresche e un po’ di arancia candita lo rendono fruttato e, di nuovo, per nulla pesante. E dopo qualche minuto si leva una sensazione di legno caldo e frutta secca (nocciole su tutto) che arrotonda e dona profondità. Facile ma non monodimensionale, anzi ama oscillare tra un lato minerale e qualcosa di molto meno impalpabile, tipo un bel panettone natalizio. Anche una nota di cioccolato al latte.

      P: l’attacco non è un mostro di potenza senza controllo, anzi forse un filo watery. Ripaga però il bevitore, raffinato o ignorante che sia, con note cremose di vaniglia e ancora un bel cestone di frutta giallorossa (?), per esempio mele, susine e uvetta. Tanta arancia e cioccolato. Anche un bel pacchetto di frutta secca tostata, deciso ma non invasivo. Si dimenticavano le spezie, che invece ci sono, con nette suggestioni di chiodi di garofano e pepe.

      F: frutta secca uber alles assieme a toffee, spezie da cucina e una certa sensazione minerale che definiremmo come ‘ok’.
    • Taste
      P: l’attacco non è un mostro di potenza senza controllo, anzi forse un filo watery. Ripaga però il bevitore, raffinato o ignorante che sia, con note cremose di vaniglia e ancora un bel cestone di frutta giallorossa (?), per esempio mele, susine e uvetta. Tanta arancia e cioccolato. Anche un bel pacchetto di frutta secca tostata, deciso ma non invasivo. Si dimenticavano le spezie, che invece ci sono, con nette suggestioni di chiodi di garofano e pepe.
    • Finish
      F: frutta secca uber alles assieme a toffee, spezie da cucina e una certa sensazione minerale che definiremmo come ‘ok’.

  22. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/bottle-polishing-december-delights/

    The cork didn’t quite last the course, snapping after the level was 4/5th’s down - second one this month. Is that because the central heating has suddenly kicked in?

    N: Vegetal>herbal-sweet with soft-tart citrus fruits and firm fresh apples at first. The sherry appears prominent but this is no bomb whatsoever [time has seen to that], along with a fair proportion of bourbon casks in the mix also. This is a sherry-funky vegetal-sour number, more in keeping with Mortlach. Later, waxy=oily with a gritty/dirty mineral note, bitter-sweet dried herbs [the casks talking again it would seem], some floral notes, charred grain, a sprinkle of dried mint, half a plimsole and lots more vegetal - cabbage, carrot tops & mostly swede certainly. It’s soupy/brothy for sure. With time and water: vegetal [sherry] sweet with a floral herbal touch. The swede & cabbage becomes even more prominent coupled with a funky brine=y quality and some metallic floral hues.
    T: Arrival is sharp & vegetal-spicy-citrus sweet coupled with a softer vegetal broth profile than on the nose. Develops on herbal beeswax with spicy sherried malty caramac and putrid Violife cheese. Caraway & nigella seeds feature later with an oddly burned butterscotch note [a popular & collective observation] - soft & modern sherry casks talking. Add water for an improved mouthfeel. Certainly there’s an interesting push me pull me situation between the cask types, the sherry dragging things along.
    F: A little fermenting sherry fizz leads to more of that putrid vegetal Violife note. Sherry tannic, sour-citrus herbal chocolate with plasticine marzipan and a distinct scone dough/rock cake note along with a fusty, fungal vanilla dunnage tail - the bourbon casks finally speaking over the sherry. A rancid sunflower and Castor oil note creeps in to confuse the whole. Back comes the scone dough however to normalise proceedings only for the cabbage>swede & Violife to return. This odd cycle repeats over a few times. There’s a tasty vegetal tannic oaky character among it all.
    C: Plenty of oak but it’s acceptably tempered. There’s much to enjoy & glean here but i’m not so enamoured with this as I have been with other batches. On closer scrutiny, there are some rather complex oddities in the mix that I hadn’t picked up before, though I’m partial to oddness. Well worth checking out Ralfy’s vlog LINK of this one where he gives more in-depth insights regarding casks, fermenting sherry and palate awareness.Scores a B-

  23. Mannheimer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    One recognizes the long maturation time, full-bodied and strong, ultra-complex on the palate, interestingly restrained in the nose.
    • Nose
      Rather restrained, with green apples, lime and flowers. Sherry becomes much more present after approx. 10 min. A little spices and toffee notes.
    • Taste
      Aroma explosion on the palate! Very sweet start, a lot of spice oak but nothing of bitterness and pepper. Lots of sherry and mostly blood oranges (huge!). Appearance of leather in the background.
    • Finish
      Long lasting, spicy and strong.

  24. RL_whisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  25. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting If I did not know it was a Scot, I would say I have a Yamazaki in front of me. I find the whisky quite wonderful. 88 points. Edit: my first AnCnoc ... Thumbs up!
    • Nose
      Sherrynoten with dark fruits, bitter citrus notes ae grapefruit, macadamia nut, and beautiful vanilla to the end
    • Taste
      a lot of really great sweetness, light fruit, then a little bitterness
    • Finish
      medium and sweet, nice spice

  26. vojt466 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is great, the taste is quite good, it has disappointed me with its bitterness, so overall there is no big glory. Edit 29.8.2017 - 2nd scratch, better score, raise score.
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisins, dried figs, green apples, cherry compote, caramel, fine spices - this would definitely go
    • Taste
      In the first taste, chocolate is bitter, later covered with lemon peel, then comes back to cocoa and tea with milk, gradually squirting, sherry, but also pendrek. More pronounced spicy than smell
    • Finish
      In reverberation again sherry, raisins, malt, vanilla, woodiness, light bitterness, spices

  27. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Another 'honest' core range expression bottled at good strength. Fig
    tarts, sweet custard with pungent spices, curry powder and rather minty.
    Solid eucalyptus, penetrating and consistent throughout. Smokes sweet
    tea, dried fruits and a rebel, an oak beast. P- Sweet sherry and aged rubbery notes, earthy with some peat perhaps
    and amicably wood driven. Well structure and tannin, dry and very crisp
    mouthfeel.

    F- Medium, creamy malts, herbs and fig. May be not as tall as the aroma, with pleasantly bitter oak after taste.


    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  28. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Fresh and deep. Wood shavings, spices, toffee. Some roasted notes that gain in power. A ride in the forest! In the mouth, expressive, melted. Spices superbly dosed. A little sweetness and bitterness just needed that extends into the finish, long, and marked by oak.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  29. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    What a nice surprise. For many, especially given the price of bottling critical reviews with low ratings, I honestly did not expect much and were pleasantly surprised. Sharpness, acid, imbalance, none of this I found.

    Instead, just a beautifully made, own and for the otherwise previously tried by me fruity ex-bourbon cask dominated bottlings of this distillery refreshing other whisky. It is very exciting to be able to taste the distilling character of such an old whisky and it succeeds.

    Of course, the whisky has a certain, slightly acidic impact, a slightly woody, slightly spicy character, but all this is just very finely chiselled and it is so well-balanced that it is pleasant and even makes the appeal. You can also recognize this bottling as AnCnoc, if you have already tried some. You just have to pay attention to one thing: Panning for at least 10 minutes in the glass and add a small espresso spoonful of soft water to just 4cl. Then he is perfect.

    This makes it a wonderfully old-fashioned whisky and these have just often the property of their best taste effect more likely to achieve at higher dilutions, where other whiskys have long been "drowned". This will just be tasty and juicy. Not at all weak. But only pleasant and good. And he gets better, even if the "never-add-water-die-hards" (Ralfy Mitchell) do not want to hear that.

    Really good stuff, still quite expensive, but not a bad buy. The fine, the restrained character is what makes the charm of this whisky, he remains after the fading somehow for a long time between tongue, palate and brain and you want to refill spontaneously. This effect is the most striking and pleasant. 87 well-deserved points.
    Certainly undervalued.

  30. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like the nose very much. Fruit and sweetness dominate the nose, but this fruitiness is missing in the taste and finish. A very nice sherry whisky with many wooden elements in the taste and finish.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Fruity sherry mixes with malty sweetness. A touch of orange and vanilla rises from the fruit. The alcohol is harmoniously integrated, the nose is extremely shaped by fruit.
    • Taste
      The first sip is dominated by fruity sweetness, then immediately spicy oak comes to the fore. Slightly bitter sharpness now dominates the taste. Dark and tart oak tones mix with pepper and a pinch of salt. A bitter, woody finish remains.
    • Finish
      With just this bitter and harsh aftertaste begins the departure. A hint of sulfur breaks through the woody aroma, while the dull oak tones radiate a plump warmth.

  31. malthead-sven scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING
    Tip: relatively little fruity, could be just about everything. tap on Highlands, 85 points

    - 15 to 19 years
    - 48 to 50%
    - refill sherry cask
    • Nose
      light marzipan and a buttery, creamy sweetness, almonds and pistachios, vanilla, fruit is more subtle, is increasingly malty
    • Taste
      Puff pastry, quite strong in the beginning but not alcoholic, cloves, roaring on the tongue and on the palate, creamy and dense
    • Finish
      Now more nutty, sherry, but not as strong as the taste suggests

  32. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      73 73

  33. sapecosta scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  34. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Four An Cnoc’s by the sea include the ‘Cutter’ WB, 12yo WB, 16yo WB and the 22yo WB
    N: Seems so young initially but changes lots as the ethanol settles. Sherry-wise the casks are all from European oak. That brings cough syrup sweetness, lozenges also, nutty vanillas, Seville oranges and Cognac - very fruity indeed.
    T: Herbal-rich intro, herbal-sweet malt - and boy, talk about a skilful weight between bourbon and sherry casks. The balance and variety of flavour camps make this rather appealing to the whole society. Waxy-fruity mouthfeel moorish chewing and nodding.
    F: Ooh, so desirable,… it's all becoming rather emotional
    C: Amazing sherry influence without becoming blatant or Dalmore-ised. Here the bourbon sings as equally as does the distillery profile shine through. Everyones favourite on the night.

    Scores a B[+]

    After four An Cnoc’s by the sea, i got to try this 22yo again - a week later in land-locked Birmingham.
    N: Sweet-fusty, fusty-sweet
    T: Sherry-malty umami
    F: Squidgy, sherried malt with a soft, herbal acetone and waxy mouthfeel
    C: Go buy! Oh, there's the 18yo - let’s compare that to this WB

    Scores a B+

  35. Opeth83 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I find the sherry influence too large, very dry finish, more bourbon barrels had given this more character, unfortunately missed opportunity.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  36. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A well balanced and well aged dram. The oak is clearly present in this whisky but not overpowering the composition. It needs some time in your glass to open it up (i left it there for about 20 minutes) and a wee drop of water can help you there but add some more bitternes on the palate. The sherry tones are clearly present but also nicely balanced and adding to the complexity.
    All in all a medium complex and very enjoyable dram.
    • Nose
      A rich, sweet and well balanced whisky with aromas of subtle sherry, berries (blackberries, blue berries, gooseberries and elderberries), dried fruits (sultanas, plums, figs and cherries), cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, pepper, cedar wood, a hint of sulphur, toffee, orange peels, apple, hint of mint, sackcloth, angelica root, grapefruit, hint of cumin, hint of leather, butterscotch, subtle tobacco, damp cellar, marmalade and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      A rich, full, sweet, spicy and balanced whisky with aromas of subtle sherry, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, ginger, pepper, rosewood, dried fruits (Cherries, plums, raisins, dates), orange peel, grapefruit zest, applesauce, subtle leather, old books, antique wax (Pledge), beeswax, butterscotch, tobacco, coffee, bitter tea, star anise, licorice root, Ovaltine, subtle cocoa tone, toffee and spice oak.
    • Finish
      A long, warm and slightly drying finish with aromas of licorice root, star anise, candied ginger, subtle sherry, dried fruits, backing spices, subtle tannins, malt and oak.

  37. NamorX68 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    My first An Cnoc but certainly not my last. Delicious!
    • Nose
      soft and subtle smoke, sweet sherry, darker fruit but not overripe, honey and oak.
    • Taste
      creamy, sweet, some pepper, fruity, sherry, cherries, chocolate, coffee. Neat oak.
    • Finish
      long and spicy, light dryness.

  38. LukeFive scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note
    • Nose
      Mellow, soft, creme brulle, honeyed, sawn oak, moss, cappuccino, all balanced together,dry fruits, dunage warehouse
    • Taste
      Sweet, chocolate, tannins, fruity, rounded and lush, soft, oily
    • Finish
      Medium long, chocolate, fudge, well balanced

  39. zimbowskyy scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Delicious. In my eyes clearly underestimated!
    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet, dark fruits, especially cherries and blood oranges. A little spice comes through.
    • Taste
      neat oak cargo, milk chocolate and coffee notes. In addition, notes as you often find in fruit chocolates.
    • Finish
      long and warm, spicy, becomes drier

  40. Mascht scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      subtle sherry, fudge, some camphor
    • Taste
      creamy, oriental spices, some truffle
    • Finish
      Long

  41. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Butterscotch. Sweet dried fruit. Gets even sweeter with some vanilla.

    Taste: Salt and Pepper, gets sharp on the tongue. Very much like the standard 12y, which is quite disappointing to me. The sweetness comes back with fruits, peaches.

    Finish: Spicy and long with lots of pepper. Some nuts appear from the sherry cask.

    Overall a bit disappointed by this 22 year old. Could have been much better.

  42. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  43. Achany scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  44. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Gentle sweet malt - Simple like a grain whisky, then showing subtle complexity - salt, lime, a little oak & wax. Balanced nose
    T: Pure water,… [pause]…< Fizz, which lingers. Then, saltish lime, oak & wax - same as the nose .
    F: then it fades slowly & gradually to a sublime & refined proud sweetness, showing the subtleness as on the nose
    C: I swear i was drinking/nosing Balblair '97. The taste compares well alongside the 2001 vintage WB but with a superior finish.

    Scores a B+

  45. Palindrome scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    There is a booziness to the 22 that puts me off. It is not sophisticated and harkens to cheap associations and even grain alcohol. The nose has elements of honeycomb, mint and cumin.

    In the mouth, this whisky feels luxurious in terms of is viscosity; however, the taste is less than impressive. In some ways, I am reminded of the Kilkerran WIP Sherry cask offering. Maraschino cherries give way to ice cream cones sugary sweetness, vanilla fudge and raspberry. The finish is medium without any surprises or evolution.

    I think that newer bottles do not compare with those of the earlier batches. If you must buy this one, look for an older bottle.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  46. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful, complex malt.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is initially very reserved, but promising. Over time, notes of honey and milk chocolate reveal themselves. After a while, wild herbs appear, giving the nose a spicier character.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Full, but at the same time mild and honeyed. Despite the long maturing period, there are hardly any oak aromas, but nuances of vanilla and leather appear over time.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length and beautifully balanced. Hardly any deviations from the nose and palate.

  47. Cast Olila scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  48. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  49. Willie JJ scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I'm a fan of this. It's a beautifully balanced experience and worth it for the finish alone.
    • Nose
      Like sniffing honey in a grain store. The sweetness is surrounded by a malty dust cloud with floral overtones. 
    • Taste
      Massively sweet, like drinking butter tablet, then the dusty spices kick in and bring it to life with lots of fizzing and popping.
    • Finish
      The finish is loaded with delicious spices and the length is extraordinary. It seems to last for several minutes.

  50. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Comment LMDW:
    Distilled by Knockdhu in the early '90s, this 22-year-old version is distinguished by its gourmet notes of honey, lemon, grapes and a touch of burnt wood. An expression resulting from aging in ex-bourbon and sherry casks.

  51. hsmithjr scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Eucalyptus, anise, and some spearmint.  Apple turnover. Cut dry hay. Some soft basil.  Broccoli rabe. Werther's Originals.  Hints of sherry (or perhaps I am imagining that).
    • Taste
      Sweet and malty.  Sherry for sure.  Apples. Black pepper. More anise. Ginger. 
    • Finish
      Long and peppery. More ginger and anise. Oaky.

  52. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s NotesColour: Bright gold with a copper tint

    Nose: Sweet and spicy with notes of honey and

    toffee. Warm Christmas cake is accentuated by the freshness of lemons,

    green apples and cut flowers. All wrapped in a delicate whiff of wood

    smoke.

    Taste: Full bodied and complex. Distinct crushed

    clove, raisin and blood orange flavours are at the front, closely

    followed by layers of fragrant vanilla and leather. The long, rich

    finish is smoky and spicy.

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