anCnoc 2000

Overall rating
85.31/100
votes
109
Whiskybase ID
WB58441
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2000
Bottled
09.2014
Calculated age
14 years old
Casktype
Ex-Sherry Butts & Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 sep 2014 11:58 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 90.00

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109 × member ratings

200 × in collection

Whisky reviews for anCnoc 2000

24 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.31 points.

  1. hzs275 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Izzino scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: the very first moment is a laundry sherry nose, cherries, chocolate, plums in cognac. (Aberlour A'bunadh) furthermore, the aroma is very strong and spicy,
    Taste: absolutely delicious in taste, dry, cranberry smelling, sherry character,

  4. DharmaDrifter scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A very more-ish dram and well put together. Drinks a little older with active casks but not too active.
    A lovely partially sherry matured dram.
    The unique mouthfeel and welcomed astringency at the end makes this more complex, compelling and challenging malt like most Ancnocs.
    Not generally a beginner dram.
    • Nose
      Dates, plums and candied ginger on the arrival, reminiscent of a lighter Glendronach.
      Brambles with light oak spices building to a gentle chai tea.
      Rather syrupy with a nice balance between the spice and sweet.
      Vanilla custard and milk chocolate.
      Charred oak and a nice spice bite.
    • Taste
      Immediately fudgey, a nice big mouth watering presence, the sweet and spice mingle in a nice balance.
      Again the chai with the ginger and cinnamon dominate.
    • Finish
      Ginger and pepper spice leading to rich dark honey.
      Slightly drying with pleasant tannins.

  5. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Notes from a blind tasting:

    a very tasty malt. I think he drinks particularly well in summer because he comes across very fresh. I like it.
    • Nose
      At first the alcohol is slightly present on the nose, then it becomes fruity with lots of light fruits, spicy, lots of herbs and floral, grassy notes. Slightly minty
    • Taste
      spicy and slightly sweet, lots of light fruits, here again the herbs and floral notes as well as the mint. Later comes a little pepper, but it doesn't stay long. Then it becomes drier and a little bitter
    • Finish
      Aromatic finish, lots of herbs and floral notes, a bit of malt and light sweetness, lots of fruit, I would say very refreshing. At the end comes the somewhat bitter, dry one again.

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Vince scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant dram--lively enough, slightly oily.

  9. dramspotter scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    An improvement over the standard 12yr but not by much.
    • Taste
      slightly orangey
    • Finish
      short

  10. ulamog87 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Strong casks were used here. The sherry cask dominates here.
    A little bit off balanced a little bit too much wood influence late on the mouth and in the finish. Good value.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Dyno scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  12. squaadgras scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  14. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Mascht scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      full, bread, lemons, bark mulch
    • Taste
      sweet
    • Finish
      medium-length

  16. Drochaid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Colour
    Bronzed honey with rich amber highlights.

    Nose
    Oriental spices, toasted vanilla and cocoa beans give way to subtle aromas of lemon grass, orange peel and fragrant cut flowers.

    Taste
    Smooth creamy vanilla, spicy sherry notes, pralines and lively citrus lead to a long balanced finish with a hint of wood smoke.

    ( http://ancnoc.com/whiskies/current-range/2000/ )

  17. Bram84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  18. rb854 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  19. rb854 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sample blind tasted. Sherry clearly has the upper hand.
    • Nose
      Apple pie, apples and raisins
    • Taste
      Sherry, chocola in peper
    • Finish
      Medium long to long. Chocolate and pepper

  20. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    not a nice salty finish
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  21. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The last vintage OA by AnCnoc was great, but this one is still a round better, delicious, full-bodied whisky, the sherry barrel has the upper hand.
    • Nose
      "dark" - plum jam, sugar beet syrup, Storck giants, cocoa, coffee - fat & full
    • Taste
      spicy-sweet, cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, walnut, light spiciness, nutmeg and woody notes, with a hint of wild berry jam
    • Finish
      long, spicy-sweet, chocolate, some pepper

  22. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The sherry influence is much bigger than the bourbon.
    • Nose
      Toffee, dark cherry, blueberry, orange, plum and cocoa. Slightly dirty.
    • Taste
      Blueberry, toffee, dark cherry, cocoa and bramble. Spices such as pepper and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Blueberry, toffee and pepper.

  23. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  24. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic, complex nose where crystal-clean barley and bourbon-derived vanilla are enveloped by warm sherry notes (including roast coffee beans, dark chocolate, glacé cherries, hazelnut praline, poached pears in syrup). A drop of water brought forward hints of a dunnage warehouse and a slight grassy note. Great stuff! Similarly complex on the palate, with the crystal clean barley to the fore, again encased within the warm, fruity sherry notes. A very slight 'edge' (alcohol burn-esqe) I associate with younger whiskies was the only notable flaw, and in a way it actually enhanced the experience with the way it integrated with the sherry notes. Medium-length finish, where again you have both bourbon and sherry cask influences lingering. Excellent whisky, fairly priced, no colouring or chill filtering and a decent strength. What's not to like?!

  25. Sjaunja scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    A very nice dram, one of the best value for money whiskies I know.
    (should not mention that, because now everybody will order this nice dram ;-) )
    Defintely worth to try it.

    Well balanced bourbon and sherry whisky. (Too) easy to drink. ;-) Very nice nose !

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