anCnoc Flaughter

Overall rating
84.24/100
votes
113
Whiskybase ID
WB53325
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

€ 62.42

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Whisky reviews for anCnoc Flaughter

32 users have left 35 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.24 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. bankimate scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. hzs275 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  5. M134481 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Quite fruity, think apple and pear in the foreground. Soft, young and spiritly form the base, complemented by scents of pepper, ginger and cocao.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pear, apple, peach, pepper, peat and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish lasts quite long and goes hand in hand with the taste details. In the end, bitter and dry flavors prevail.

  6. Merl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  7. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. valasios scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Defeatless scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Odor:
    Peat! would not we do it? . And to smell it is a CS. Furthermore, I do not get very far. Well, burning tires, weird coughs, etc.

    Taste:
    Peat, but also some sweets, caramel, fudge and the like. Furthermore, a pepper and peat. Later there will be some pineapple along with some other tropical fruit.

    Body:
    Mild and silky soft.

    Finish:
    Peat lingers for a long time, so a bit of iron taste and a bit of black pepper at the end.

    Comments:
    I think this is the BenRomach cs. One of the better peated that I ever have, despite not having much on it. The quality is good, you can taste it, but I just do not like it. 78 points. (Will you see that this is the bunna moine vW).

    Blind tasting sample provided by Bram84
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  17. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  18. Torfding scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fresh, slightly mineral, chewing gum, a hint of salt, slightly sweet, apple-fruit and citrus in the background, as well as a hint of vomit; dirty / oily smoke, scorched cold plastic, ashes swirling in the air, smoked (still cabbage) ham
    • Taste
      Sugar and some salt, old lemon and citrus drink, maybe a little tobacco, a bit puke here (if you like to taste), a hint of medical smoke and peat
    • Finish
      medium long, just as bitter and sweet with an earthy note, a bit lemony

  19. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  20. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Bram84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  22. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A positive surprise that seems to benefit from spending 15-20 minutes in the glass before drinking.

  24. 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

  25. Implar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Color: pale gold

    Nose: The peat comes out very strongly, more so than I expected. It's very mineral, some slight vanilla and floral notes, but the peat covers most. If this was a blind tasting I would have guessed it was an Islay malt.

    Palate: Gentle arrival but the peat grows. It's nicely balanced. There's some sweetness in the form of honey and vanilla, some mineral and minty notes and some earthy tobacco going on. Quite complex for a young NAS.

    Finish: Smoky, some tobacco and a hint of sweetness. Some mineral notes in there again.

    This is an Islay away from Islay, I like it quite a bit. I know I can't complain at 46% ABV, but I would've liked a bit more punch in it. Overal a very good whisky.

  26. Loredan scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    An An Cnoc who is very pleasant. The only problem that remains all along is that the power needed is not there. Indeed, the flavors are fluctuating and leave an impression of spectral sweetness. The mix peat, minerality, lemon is against very pleasant. Full tasting here: http://www.whiskyandco.net/an-cnoc-flaughter-46-ob-peated-2014/

  27. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Quite young ‘dirty’ spirit led nose with peat, carbon-granules, paper ash, apple washing up liquid/detergent. waxy young [and light] bananas fritters and apple & peach essential oils/fragrant soap. Its fairly pharmaceutical in nature with furniture polish showing boldly alongside the young fruity spirit. Oily, dirty, light malty peat nose is challenging but rewarding.
    T: Spirit led but not overly immature. A very fine oily mouthfeel develops with peaty, ashy oils easing through. Long salivating oily development.
    F: Oily, peaty, ashy, malty mouthfeel continues to coat and salivate the palate. Oily, ashy, aniseed-malt=spirit concludes. Long finish.
    C: This is in Islay territory and standing competitively. Im not too fussed by the nose although theres complexity. What impresses the most is the long and sustained mouthfeel and salivating long finish. A not too common example of a fantastic young NAS.

    Scores a B

  28. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample. The nose is really nice, but the taste is slightly disappointing in comparison.
    • Nose
      Sweet lime, wine gum, earhty peat, caramel fudge, peach, gingerbread, vanilla and nougatine.
    • Taste
      Peat, caramel, pepper, lime (lemonade even), orange and wine gum. Quite sweet for a peated whisky.
    • Finish
      Peat, caramel, lime, orange and dark chocolate.

  29. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, nutty, oily, caramel
    • Taste
      Peat, peaches, toffee, almonds, salty
    • Finish
      Long, nutty, smoky, ashy

  31. wbarchive_73116 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    With all due respect to the good people at An Cnoc, I believe this to be the same whisky as the An Cnoc Rutter. Well, ok, maybe it isn't, but they are very, very similar and I can't find any differences between them.

    Still not a bad whisky though, just like the Rutter! :)

  32. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  33. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  34. SMC-HH scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  35. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  36. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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