An Cnoc Rutter

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
28 Mar 2014 12:13 am by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 79.82

16 × in wishlist

87 × member ratings

191 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc Rutter

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.33 points

  1. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    You’ll never forget your first love. Back in 2014 when this limited edition Rutter was released, I tried my very first single malt whiskies. AnCnoc Rutter and Ardbeg Uigeadail were the first two single malts that I really liked so I bought a full bottle of it. Now, 5 years and 665 whiskies later, I finally revisited this dram. It’s pretty straightforward without too much complexity but then again, you don’t always need a complex whisky in order to enjoy it. I still love the mix of light smoky and fruity flavours in this one. The price that I paid back in 2014 (54€) was definitely worth it. Me and my best whisky buddy bought 5 bottles amongst the two of us. Tastes a bit like a weaker but good Ardmore. Great summer dram too (I only enjoy heavily peated drams during the colder, more rainy months). Nostalgy in a glass for me.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Simple dram but very very pleasurable. It's definitely smoky but still gives enough way for the sweet and fruity character of An Cnoc to shine through. 
    • Nose
      Spirity and peaty, little cask influence in this one. Apples, lots and lots of green apples. It's smoky, it's fruity and it's malty.
    • Taste
      Again, the green fruits are there, its fresh fruits which have been smoked. Oily and buttery, a mouthfeel you can chew. There a little bit  of spice in the way white pepper. 
    • Finish
      Short to medium, the smoke carries on with a nice touch of sweetness. 

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle with botling stamp L14-076-R14/5106-1B that I bought for 54 Euro in March, 2015.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a delicious sweet and (inland) peaty profile that is very quaffable.  It reminded me of some very nice Ardmore drams...

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  6. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    flavors are ok but way too thin including the peat
    • Nose
      cream, oily butter, mint, light peat, light fruits, fresh grass, hint of nuts
    • Taste
      light fruits, cream, light peat, light sweet butter, nuts
    • Finish
      short, white pepper, cream, nuts, light grass, light smoke, cream and nuts at the back followed by light grassy peat

  7. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Hard to beat for boredom

  8. Bosi scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    For me the best Whisky from the Peaty Range of AnCnoc (at least of those I have drunk so far). A clear smoke that leaves plenty of room for fresh and fruity aromas. Certainly not a complexity monster and rather young.
    • Nose
      The whisky exudes a floral-mineral smoke with mint flavors. In addition to the smoke, the AnCnoc is fruity-fresh with orange, peach and tea leaves.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is slightly oily. Even in the taste of medium thick smoke allows other notes and does not cover them. Now it's caramel, honey and pear.
    • Finish
      The finish is short to medium and the sweetness disappears and is replaced by salt. The whisky stays in the mouth for a long time with an aftertaste of pepper.

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Whisky for herbivorous sweets. ;-)
    Quite interesting, fine experiment, but for permanent wear I would not mind, because I prefer to stick to the "right" AnCnoc. And the price is anyway collector or experimental price.
    • Nose
      fresh mowed grass, flower cut, bitter bitter-smoky, including vanilla sweetness and Werther's real
    • Taste
      Again, creamy-caramel sweetness, slightly overripe banana, lots of pepper, grass, slightly salty
    • Finish
      medium, pepper, salt ... also has something of bittersweet peppermint chocolate

  10. rottendon scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Sweet Schlabberdram without much claim. From the beginning probably a bit expensive. Serges Ardmore comparison, I find quite appropriate, but I do not see his 84 points. Rather goodwill 81.

    Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      Despite the few ppm of the smoke is already pretty dominant right at the beginning. A very delicate eucalyptus note is at first the only thing that can hold its own against the smoke. The smoke is also quite medically, patches and bandages come to mind.
      Now after some time I would also rather menthol than eucalyptus say, drier the whole, in addition now quite delicate vanilla notes and anything fruity, intangible is there, as well as a spice. Alliment asked you? Can be good, unfortunately have no comparison because ...
      Overall, not necessarily the aroma bomb, everything was very restrained, even after a lot of time in the glass.
      After he has passed the throat for the first time, he is stronger in the nose, now with carnival sweets. Cotton candy and co.
      Warmth makes him fresher, more menthol, less sweet.
    • Taste
      First only a little honey sweetness with extremely slow start. Gaaanz slowly adds a bit of pepper and the alcohol shows up, a little at least.
      In addition to the pepper, the menthol also manifests from the nose, slowly develops a delicate bitterness. The mouthfeel remains watery thin, the onset definitely manageable.
    • Finish
      Not really long, initially slightly astringent acid dominates the back of the throat while the front sweetness slowly fades until only the occupancy of the smoke remains. Not ashen, however, somehow soapy tarry - not meant negative! - but not for long, then he is gone.
      Later, the bitterness sticks more clearly to the palate.


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