anCnoc Cutter

Overall rating
82.74/100
votes
184
Whiskybase ID
WB57928
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L14 234
Barcode
5010509800969
Added on
06 sep 2014 10:53 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 67.00

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Whisky reviews for anCnoc Cutter

31 users have left 33 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.74 points.

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Interesting, unusual, smoked whisky. A good addition to the An Сnoc whisky line.
    • Nose
      The first nose is smoked bacon, dried apricots, a little mint. I feel the autumn smells of damp forest, fallen leaves, mushrooms and, for some reason, buckwheat porridge more deeply.
    • Taste
      Oily, smoked, with hints of salted mackerel, caraway seeds, olive oil and dried apricots.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, filled with shades of smoked lard, olive oil, rye bread, dried apricots and citruses. At the end - hot pepper, salt and a little oak bark.

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  3. Svjatogor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    n: sweeet lemon & peat, intense, citrus, fruits, fresh, grassy, hay, hint of lime & orange
    t: peat, lemon, fresh, spicy, fruit
    a: spicy, peat, lemon, earthy

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    similarly clean as the flaughter, but with surprisingly more peat, a slightly maritime character, fresh sea air. Can (almost) go through as an Islay alternative. But of course he doesn't have to. Simply a good peated Speysider.
    • Nose
      fresh, citrus, maritime, nice peaty, fruity, but still a nice sweetness. Very harmonious and delicious.
    • Taste
      spicy, peaty, citrus, less sweet than the flaughter, more on citrus and green aromas. The peat is quite clear.
    • Finish
      some pepper, clear peat, a light sweet, tart citrus, mint.

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    - very light white wine (without color)
    - good whisky for NAS (no age)
    - surprisingly soft, tasty and tasty
    - Smoke very well integrated
    - the 46% are hardly noticeable
    • Nose
      sweet pleasant smoke, peach in the background
    • Taste
      very soft, elegant approach, slowly increasing smoke with lots of soil, no ham or campfire smoke
    • Finish
      short and soft,
      long sweet, soft smoke in the aftertaste

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A good NAS Malt, but not cheap!
    [Color] pale white wine;
    • Nose
      first cold smoke and ashes, then ripe peaches, spices;
    • Taste
      complex, oily onion with green apples and grapefruit; Smoke, ash, wort, oak, becoming dry;
    • Finish
      wonderfully long, fruity finish; fierce spice sounds!

  9. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A good whisky
    • Nose
      Smoke, burned straw, honey, caramel, citrus fruits, exotic fruits, vanilla, herbs, apricot, apple
    • Taste
      Smoke, burnt straw, oak, vanilla, rosemary, some coriander and basil, apple, citrus,
    • Finish
      Smoky, spicy, medium in length

  10. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Wow! Beautifully associated the fruitiness with the peat.
    Phenol amount is not too much.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, orange, herbals and tempera. Little iodine.
    • Taste
      Sweet peat, matured tropical fruits, especially mango and cocoa
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, peat

  11. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not as boring as the others. A bit of sour cucumbers

  12. squaadgras scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  13. jhut scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    The Roemer Whisky Tasting, summer 2016
    • Nose
      Medicinal, iodine, complex
    • Taste
      Not that special
    • Finish
      Vegetable, peat. Clearly no Islay character

  14. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Four An Cnoc’s by the sea include the ‘Cutter’ WB, 12yo WB, 16yo WB and the 22yo WB
    N: Smells delicious - of toasted dough and oily-light, lubricant oil
    T: Fluffy, young malt, light, sweet and vegetal. Sweet liquorice into the finish
    F: Fluffy=dusty
    C: Young, and peated but it doesn't feel the peat is a gimmick or there to disguise the young spirit - not that anyone would do that. Works just so. Refreshing to taste a young peated malt that isn’t smoke driven. Let’s rack up the age shall we: WB

    Scores a C[+]

  16. Opeth83 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Find this very much like a young bourbon matured Ledaig look. Maybe a little less peat, but that sweet musty.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  17. Snerik scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Well done! 
    • Nose
      Indeed, it’s peaty in an elegant (medicinal) way. A lot of orange and honey as well. 
    • Taste
      Woo, a lot of peat here with tropical notes like mango and ripe pear. 
    • Finish
      Slightly more bitter in the finish. But long and very peaty. 

  18. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I find this malt to be really good. The longer he is in the glass, the rounder and more balanced he becomes. In my opinion, no weaknesses, the price / performance ratio is okay. And as mentioned in one of the previous reviews, this whisky is underrated. I wish a smoky 10 or 12 year old from An Cnoc!

  19. ScottFrench scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This AnCnoc Cutter is quite intriguing. A peaty speyside, as much as some Islay. The test is successful, in the sense that the peat truly gives a new dimension to the distillate. However, it lacks balance and the plant notes are unfortunately parasitic all this. Who knows, with a little more maturation, it can be a little better!
    • Nose
      very fresh, on maritime, mineral and vegetable notes. It is clear here a young whisky, with its notes of dry hay characteristics of its early age. The whole becomes more and more humid, giving way to more organic notes of peat and earth, wrapped in thick smoke. With the opening, we find citrus notes, including lemon and grapefruit, eucalyptus, pepper and camphor. A nose that does the job, which goes to the basics, without surprising us. Enough monolithic.
    • Taste
      it's fine in texture, but powerful in attack. The vegetal notes are really put forward, with hay but also green wood. You almost have the sensation of biting into a hazelnut or a nut that is still green, giving a kind of bitterness that is not very pleasant. The second part of the mouth is more interesting, softer, giving way to notes of vanilla, honey, ginger, lemon and mint. Unfortunately, vegetable bitterness is always present.
    • Finish
      intense but short. Vegetable notes of green hazel are interfering with the more noble flavors of ginger or lemon. It's a shame. It remains in the mouth a dry side not very pleasant.

  20. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  21. maltaholic scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, soft smoke, a very different smoke note than usual. But after the first sip neat smoke develops, very nice!

  22. ApricotOne scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  23. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  24. Torfding scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Let the opened bottle stand longer makes the whisky in my opinion quite well.
    • Nose
      heavy, oily smoke (which does not mean that I thought it was badly tormented, but it was already neat), which turns into a more medicinal, less peaty note, plus all sorts of fruits (banana, pear, peach, citrus notes), pear brandy
    • Taste
      a bit ashy, bitter apple, citrus fruits, generally spicy and fruity, a little leathery
    • Finish
      rather medium long than long, medically, smoky

  25. mikespike scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This is a pleasant dram, quite fruity and a nice peat level. Very tasty malt, I simply like it - comes at a very decent price. Average ratings seem to be quite modest, I believe this is an underrated nice malt.

  26. puusj scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    The fresh Speyside character works very nicely with the smoke. Dry smoke and nice and sweet.

  27. Fight65 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      71 71

  28. Gos Ruben scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Big balls
    • Nose
      Heavy
    • Taste
      Cutting peat
    • Finish
      Still cutting

  29. Gos Ruben scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    ITS to monster
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      93 93

  30. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Reminds me a lot of The Peat Monster, but it also comes close to peated Bunna or Ledaig. The nose is pretty nice, but the taste gets a bit boring soon.
    • Nose
      Very sweet lime. Peat, gingerbread, orange, toffee, banana pudding, lime and peach.
    • Taste
      Peat, lime, dark chocolate, gingerbread, orange and peach.
    • Finish
      Peat, gingerbread, lime and mistaken.

  31. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  32. Cipidos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  33. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  34. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Cutter is the fourth in the series of the ‘Peaty Collection’
    expressions from anCnoc and the peatiest with a phenol content of 20.5 ppm

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