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An Cnoc 24-year-old

Overall rating
87.07/100
votes
154
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
24 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010509880046
Added on
19 Apr 2015 11:45 am by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 139,24

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154 × member ratings

321 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Cnoc 24-year-old

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.07 points

  1. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    On the nose: fruity with golden delicious apples and peaches but also some spicy cinnamon.

    It arrives sweet and far back on the tongue. Brown sugar, juicy raisins together with cinnamon covered almonds and orange marmelade, slightly burned.

    The finish is medium in length, some spring flowers mixed spices together with marmelade cubes and again peaches. Clean, fresh and delivered with elegance.

    Rating interval 88-91

  2. Shane_IL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not a sherry bomb, but very close. Really rich whisky that shows off what one would expect with such an age. It’s also one of the cheapest whiskies of its age on the market. For me this is better than the 18 year old offering, but not with price factored in.

    Reviewed in my blog:

    iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/11/18/ancnoc-and-balblair-tasting/
    • Nose
      Glue. Sticky sherry. Raisins. Prunes. Date honey. Toasted oak. Nutty. Cherry cigars.
    • Taste
      Tobacco. Leather. Candy apple. Bitter wood. Capsicum. Dates. Currants.
    • Finish
      Long. Ginger. Woodspice. Sultanas. Green herbs. Rich chocolate praline.

  3. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Ripe. Dried fruits. Oak on the palate. Long finish. Maybe a very fine hint of smoke or even very heavily toasted barrels.

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    interesting Malt - fruity spicy - his age I do not necessarily notice
    • Nose
      slightly dirty sherry - lemon peel, lemon, orange, orange oil, wax, furniture polish, freshly sawn wood, bark, vanilla, caramelized sugar, powdered sugar, lemon juice, grass clippings, dates, tender sulfuric odor, orange blossom
    • Taste
      fine dry woody note - fresh with mint and ginger, resin, pepper, tree sap - subliminally chili - spicy with herbs.

      a lot of orange, orange oil, plum jam, coffee, chocolate,
    • Finish
      spicy, intense fresh wood aromas, chili, pepper - beautiful oak / fruit balance - really intense for 46%

  5. Dottore scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I think the 22er better. Bad he is not at all, the taste for me even excellent, finish and nose limping back. 87 points
    • Nose
      At the beginning strong woody notes paired with a beautiful honey sweetness. Fresh morning air, vanilla, hazelnut. in the background green apple
    • Taste
      Oily and hardly sharp. Spicy-sweet with lots of caramel and vanilla, vanilla wedges. Some fruit flashes briefly, the taste really knows how to please.
    • Finish
      Rather short, now slightly sharp in the mouth. Leathery-dry mouthfeel remains.

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- Great stewed fruits, jammy and marmalade, lifted with plum and cinnamon extracted from the cask (bourbon probably). Layered with dry old leather with some plasticine, rusty steel that reminds me of the copper still.

    P- Dried fruits and leather that lean towards sherry, sour dough and lime-y. Dry mouthfeel, but following by bitter caramel sweetness that disturb the fine palate a little.

    F- Medium-long, nice chewy tannin and bitterness, gently warm. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Bosi scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    A delicious filling that reflects the classic character of AnCnoc and adds a mature touch. Only the sharpness of the taste disturbs something.
    • Nose
      First, I took strong wood notes. Then the classic freshness and fruitiness of AnCnoc comes through: the aromas of apple, blood orange, honey, hazelnut and even raisins are perceptible.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is slightly oily with the sweetness of caramel and candied orange Despite the age, the whisky has a slight pungency (clove). After the sharpness red apples and wood come through.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length and both the candied fruit and the wood note remain.

  8. LordBellamy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: edgy and slightly inharmonious - light sweetness, dried fruit with spices, toffee and hazelnut in the background, noticeable oak and leather, lemon and cloves

    Taste: significantly sweeter than the nose, dried fruit, nutty, malty

    Finish: medium in length, slightly dry, cedar, again dried fruit and a good dose of oak

    With water he gets a bit rounder, more sweetness in the finish he gets a touch of black tea

    Conclusion: He is not balanced enough for me. For lovers of fat oak is certainly something. I expected a bit more complexity - 84 points

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Quite delicious, as usual from the OA of recent years, but at 150, the enjoyment already hurt a bit, he would not be worth me. From the about 14-year old bottlings of the last years I was there more enthusiastic.
    • Nose
      sweet, slightly fruity (dried fruit, orange marmalade, a hint of cherry), caramel, gingerbread, light clove sharpness
    • Taste
      the mild clove acuteness is immediately there and remains present, sweeter and less fruit than in the nose - raisins, caramel, milk chocolate, toffee ... then tartier notes, leather, oak
    • Finish
      medium long, creamy-sweet, oak bitterness is added ... and warm, peppery pungency

  10. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A good sherry influence balanced with oak, but a bit thin and a shorter finish than I would like.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry deep dark and rich, warm and inviting. Very nice. Figs, strawberry, tobacco, baking spice
    • Taste
      87 87
      The sherry nose comes to life, big bold sherry. A slight sourness that helps balance the sweet. Oak is maintained and balanced well. A tad thin, slight oak/barrel spice helps add some depth.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Short. Drying with mild oakiness and tart strawberry/blueberry compote

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