anCnoc Rutter

Overall rating
84.08/100
votes
101
Whiskybase ID
WB53324
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2014
Number of bottles
1500
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010509800914
Added on
28 mar 2014 12:13 am by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 133.31

17 × in wishlist

101 × member ratings

213 × in collection

Whisky reviews for anCnoc Rutter

33 users have left 35 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.08 points.

  1. Bosi scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

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

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  3. Superduc800 scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

  4. bankimate scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. PeterBlair scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Although only 11 ppm "strong", this whisky thrives on a wonderful balance between smoke, fruit and maltiness, which makes it extremely tasty.
    I cannot understand the "lack of complexity" that is much lamented here. Complexity can also manifest itself in a finely balanced structure without an excessive number of individual taste impressions being able to be named. A tasty daily dram, also very suitable to get to know for people who do not like peated whiskys that much.
    • Nose
      Cold smoke, honey sweetness, creamy-creamy (sour) milk, apple. liquorice
    • Taste
      At first the smoky sweetness predominates, then the 46% come into their own, a briefly peppery mouthfulness with apple, vanilla, also salty notes, fascinating is a homogeneity in taste that I have hardly experienced so far. None of the elements are in the foreground.
    • Finish
      Medium length, the smoke stays the longest.

  6. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ancnoc Rutter 46%. Fairly pale yellow. Aroma some banana and vanilla soft smoke. Nice balance. Nice clean flavour mostly smoke with very subtle touches of biscuit vanilla yoghurt and oak. All subtle by comparison to the peat. Tasty.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Mud & Band-Aids

    AnCnoc’s Peaty Collection consists of releases that refer to utensils used to harvest peat: Barrow, Tushkar, Rutter, Flaughter, Cutter and Rascan, further upholstered with Peatheart and Peatlands. Today I’ll try the Rutter expression, that appeared in 2014.

    The peat is immediately apparent, but leaves more than enough room for vanilla, eucalyptus and apples to play around. Hint of banana. Lovely notes of both mud and band-aids. I guess it’s a style you need to like, which I do. Lots of heather too. Something floral indeed. Does appear to relatively young.

    Oily body, that’s good. Very fruity on apples and peach, followed by menthol and peat. A nice salty edge appears. Then honey and pepper. A bitterness as if from a lemon pith. The strength is fine and does not need any water.

    The finish is rather short on apples, lemon juice and vanilla, followed by some pepper and the peat smoke. At the death it turns a tad bitter, but nothing to worry about.

    I like this as much as I do Ardmore, to be honest. A nice tasting experience.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Compared to the Barrow and Tushkar, this one is the fruitiest and perhaps even a bit floral.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A fruity maltiness that reminds me of a Belgian tripel. Peach and apple. Peat too, but less than the Barrow and the Rushkar.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peat, apple, peach, vanilla and gingerbread.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Peat, apple and gingerbread.

  9. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  11. 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

  12. 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. 

  13. 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...

  14. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  15. 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

  16. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Hard to beat for boredom

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  20. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I'm positively surprised by this young peaty Highlander. Good job with this series AnCnoc!

  22. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  23. mikespike scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I just came across this malt during a tasting with friends, and while this was not the most complex, deep, heavy malt I enjoyed this style a lot. A pleasant dram, very fruity, I get bananas already in the nose and enjoy a fresh, fruity, lively malt. Lighty peated which suits this one well. I realize that my rating is higher than others posted here, but confirm that this is indeed a very nice dram for me, a perfect malt on a summer evening. Seems to disappear now from the shelves (July2015)..

  24. stevil scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  25. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasty at the Whisky Festival 2015. It is not a disappointment, but there were a lot of more interesting pieces at the festival.
    • Nose
      The peat met with lemon. Sharp impression, unripe apples, nothing extra deep. Simple smell, but it works pretty well. (83 b)
    • Taste
      The taste is good, peat is even more known than in the aroma. Oily, green fruit, a bit of citrus-iodine in the flavor. (85 b)

  26. Loredan scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A good daily dram assuredly. The peat never takes ascendancy on the small fruity and vegetal notes which allows to make a mixture controlled but a little bit by any moment. A nice surprise anyway that this bottle comes out around 55 €. Full tasting here: http://www.whiskyandco.net/an-cnoc-rutter-46-ob-peated-2014/

  27. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  28. Wolv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  29. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  31. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, lemon, nutty, vanilla, green apple
    • Taste
      Fruity (apples, pears), sweet, smoky, chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium long, tobacco, leather

  32. wbarchive_73116 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Not bad, reminds me a bit of Balvenie Single Barrel 12yo (which isn't peated and not as rough) and Glenglassaugh Torfa (which is a little bit more peaty), but it isn't as good as either of those.
    • Nose
      Very delicate, pretty sweet, notes of vanilla and, of course, a little bit of peat smoke
    • Taste
      Again sweet and a nice balance against some light oak towards the finish
    • Finish
      Medium length and a bit rough

  33. rocketsmurf scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Reminds me of Ardmore Traditional, but slightly better. 82/100
    • Nose
      Light
      fragrant peat smoke, quite delicate, Vanilla and sweet spices, sweet malt,
      orchard fruits. Mellows out a little over time.
    • Taste
      Very
      malty, almost overpowering, subdued peat, toffee and sweet chocolate with
      caramel filling. Some pepper and apples at the end. A little astringent.
    • Finish
      Medium spices with pepper and cardamom, peat
      smoke, but no longer the delicate kind I found in the nose. A little harsh, and
      not too long.

  34. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  35. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  36. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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