TASTING NOTE LMDW: The Knockdhu distillery surprises with a new detonating single malt! Silky and balanced, the third edition of this An Cnoc vintage is named after the New York Scottish artist who saw it born. This single malt, crossed in disorder by a cloud of spices, heady flowers, fresh fruit, beeswax, salted butter caramel, citrus and coconut, finishes at the end of the mouth by a magnificent fruit composed of small distinct drupes, raspberry.
Profile: heady. White chocolate, flowers (lily, honeysuckle). Spices (gray pepper, star anise). Fresh fruits (pear, plum), almonds and green olives. Beeswax, acacia honey. Color: old gold. Nose: heady, firm. White chocolate and flowers (lily, honeysuckle) precede little spices (gray pepper, star anise). Tender, it spreads on fresh fruits (pear, plum), almonds and green olives. She gains gradually in creaminess (beeswax, acacia honey). Palate: silky, it is very different from the nose and feeds on melon, infused plants (wormwood), salted butter caramel and malted barley (bowl of cereals). Citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit) invigorate the finish, while notes of vanilla and coconut gently soothe the palate. Final: balanced, rather saline. It leaves mostly yellow and white shades to take slightly apricot colors. Some red fruits are also appearing (strawberry, raspberry), unmistakable as they are delicate. Raspberry is gradually taking over. The grains of her skin are fleshy and her flesh is soft. The retro-olfaction evokes a raspberry ice cream. The empty glass adds cinnamon and a hint of ginger.