An Cnoc Barrow

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
13.5 ppm
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
17 Jan 2015 10:04 am by RoyC

Average value

€ 69.92

7 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

192 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc Barrow

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.82 points

  1. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Ancnoc Barrow 46%. Sampled Feb 2020. Now that's a pale whisky! About as pale as whisky can get given that it has to sit in a barrel for 3 years by law. Aroma is new make spirit, estery slightly peachy. Has that young estery dried apricot and nectarine oddness of some new make (e.g. Clydeside new make). Taste is quenching and watery up front, moving to salty and papery wood, then some buttery notes before an abrupt smoke note and a finish that suggests estery fruits, oak and smoked salt in equal measure. It's ok. It's a bit interesting if a lot immature and under-delivering on smoke. It's very drinkable but I'm pretty underwhelmed.

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Martin1965 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Pleasant smoke, citrus, vanilla
    • Taste
      Smoke, spicy, fruity, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium long and spicy

      Very tasty, if you like smoke, you can only recommend this.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very standard but enjoyable, certainly for its price class. Could have been a standard bottling from Islay. More Islay-ish than the Tushkar and the Rutter in fact. Also more barley-driven.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Peat, vanilla, apple, barley, mocha and caramel.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peat, gingerbread, vanilla sugar, mocha and lime.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Peat and gingerbread.

  6. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Young "bored" smoky whisky, somewhat strongly reminiscent of 10-year-old Ardbeg. It would be interesting to compare them ...
    • Nose
      The aroma is very high in iodine, peat, algae, spices and salt. In the background - black soil, engine oil, overripe berries and a metallic shade.
    • Taste
      Oily, salty, peppery, with citrus acidity and a good proportion of phenols.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, oily and at the same time dry, completely smoky, filled with spices, salt, iodine, with a taste of chewing tobacco.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Drier than the Rascan and looking a little younger. I liked the Rascan a little better. Since the overall differences are not earth-shattering, you don't have to buy both.
    • Nose
      also sugary sweet and nice peat smoke. Citrus, grassy and possibly a little younger than the Rascan. But only nuances.
    • Taste
      In the mouth rather on the dry smoky side, the sweetness is still there, but very pushed into the background.
    • Finish
      Pepper, sweet, spicy, dry peat smoke.

  8. stefan_PB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very bright, but surprisingly tasty. You don't get off your stool, but it's not a bad whisky
    • Nose
      84 84
      Flavors of cereals and vegetables, light notes of fruit, fine smoke lies above everything
    • Taste
      84 84
      At first only smoke, then there is a lot of sweetness and some fruit, hints of custard and almond notes
    • Finish
      82 82
      In short, but now surprisingly sweet, in the end the smoke and a little oak

  9. drinkingvlad scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    For normal price interesting whisky, but for me this was not something very special.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    - very light white wine (almost water)
    - good NAS whisky,
    - is great to drink, surprisingly soft, tasty and tasty (if you like smoke), the 46% are barely noticeable, great surprise, a bit rougher and edgier than the CUTTER and not so sweet
    - P / L: approx. 50 € the liter is fully in order for the quality
    • Nose
      medium-strong smoke, liquorice, spice, citrus, soft, light character
    • Taste
      softer but intensely smoky onset, slowly increasing smoke with a lot of campfire smoke
    • Finish
      soft medium length finish,
      long soft cold smoke in the aftertaste


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