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Overall rating
84.35/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Number of bottles
1500
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010509800921
Added on
28 Mar 2014 12:17 am by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 67.15

24 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

221 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc Flaughter

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.35 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Huijuijui. Nothing for everyone, not even for every peat nose. Getting used to than most of the young Islays I drank. On the fine line between "very interesting" and "does not work at all" ;-)
    • Nose
      jumps one directly when opening the sample bottle: Auto repair shop - metal, oil, some molten plastic, dried sweat, in the glass then more metal (which does not bother, but somehow fits) and salty, mineral freshness ... later some cereal , Bubble gum sweet
    • Taste
      Oily-bitter, diesel oil, ashed plastic, ash, again very metallic, in between cereal sweetness, a little banana
    • Finish
      medium, varying from sip to sip between metallic-bitter and earthy-sweet

  2. valasios scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    this one looks a little clearer and more complex than Barrow and Rascan. Good whisky.
    • Nose
      The nose is full of beautiful citrus aromas, the sweetness of the other two is missing, or is very much in the background. This one looks fruity on the nose, the peat is there, but rather in the background. Everything is somehow easier, but also clearer. I like it.
    • Taste
      fruity, citrus, tart, ashy peat, but still a nice sweetness here
    • Finish
      Vanilla, citrus, peat, ash, bittersweet.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Over 3 years after I ordered a bottle for a friend I had a glass from it. Even having been open all this time it hadn't weakened at all in the bottle and was still a really nice clean young peater. I'm really taken by this smoky lemon juice with a bit of chalk and yeast.

  6. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An interesting whisky which brings a bit of that old taste to the table.
    Looking forward to some older peated An Cnoc.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Metallic and a little minerally. Open a toolbox with rusty spanners, next to it small oil spill. The minerals bring with it a slight saltiness but behind that is organic honey and a few slices of green apple. A little burnt plastic in there as well.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity on the arrival, green apples and a little pear. Behind a sharp note appears along with the peat. The palate has an Islay feel about it.
      Quite thick bit a tad basic.
    • Finish
      84 84
      On the finish very metallic, rusty nails and spanners from your grandpa's old toolbox. A sharp note is there with a little heat, also a mild maltiness.

  7. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good soft peat balance, pears soacked in vanilla smoke, plus lemonpie.
    Lacks complexity and feels a bit immature and flat.
    Better go for ardbeg an oa or an cnoc cutter
    the nose gives it an extra point so an overall 83 for me

  8. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A really good drop.
    • Nose
      Straw, honey, smoke, burnt straw, exotic fruits, pear, oregano, thyme, vanilla, citrus
    • Taste
      Smoke, cashew, some rosemary, oak, honey, caramel, citrus fruits
    • Finish
      Relatively long, smoky, spicy, herbs

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    After the first cost, I had to overcome myself, not just copy the Notes from Rascan and have again Peatlands (9ppm), Rascan (11,1) and Flaughter (14.8) side by side done in the glass. Peatlands is clearly the strongest, best. Rascan and Flaughter are milder, flatter, less smoke, with the Flaughter maybe a little better. I also just noticed, I had the 2015 ever and found him much more extreme - so tried to control again another well-known heavy smoker - everything normal. Strange. Bottle aging? Extreme day shape? No idea.
    • Nose
      short, minimal, inconspicuous smoke, pharmacy, a little vanilla, white chocolate, white pepper
    • Taste
      here too cozy smoke, some pharmacy and pipe smoke, brown candy, milk chocolate, for two milliseconds a tropical-bitter-fruity touch, something with passion fruit, a little warming sharpness, but not particularly strong
    • Finish
      medium, some smoke, pepper and tobacco

  10. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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