anCnoc 24-year-old

Overall rating
87.79/100
votes
683
Whiskybase ID
WB66989
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
24 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L15/341 R15/5545
Barcode
5010509880046
Added on
19 apr 2015 11:45 am by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 242.75

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Whisky reviews for anCnoc 24-year-old

91 users have left 93 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.79 points.

  1. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Better and a little more balanced than the 22 yo, but that too is anything but a revelation.
    Slightly more volume buffers the exuberant sharpness a bit off the 22 yo, but still pure to unbalanced and it is missing here in the mouth clearly in fruit.

    If you give him a little water, the whole thing becomes noticeably more harmonious and pleasant.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fudge, ripe yellow apples. Dried apricots, fresh figs. Pencil, polished mahogany. Poet and a bit deeper than the 22 yo from the same house.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Starts around, medium and on dried apricots and figs. Somewhat dusty.
      Then soon spicy spices (cloves, cinnamon, pimento, pepper) come up and take over the regiment. The sharpness is not as intense as in the 22 yo, but still too high. The fruit is lost.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Spices, spices, spices, oak and pencil. Medium-long and dry-dry.

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  3. bl0wb4ck scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Super exotic fruity nose. Unfortunately, I can't quite confirm this on the tongue, but it's still a really great malt.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sour, smells a bit older, apple-like, pleasant wood, citrus, honey, floral notes, herbs in general
    • Taste
      88 88
      The herbs become stronger, does the peppery spiciness come from the wood or from the alcohol? Honey dripping down the barrel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Astringent wood and some pepper.

  5. Gous scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Monstruo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. RobNagtegaal scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Barley, sweet wood, vanilla, winegum
    Pallet: very smooth very rich, sweet and spicey
    Nose: liquorice and oak a little pepper
    Great whisky

  8. Drum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very nice, fruity, fresh and warm whisky that is easy to drink and makes you forget the alcohol. Mild and gentle, it shows its power and aromas without being overbearing. Very nice, I like it very much.
    • Nose
      Very soft and sweet with honey, malt, vanilla and wax. I have sherry and fruit notes like peach and pineapple but also floral notes like bright flowers and straw or dried flowers.
    • Taste
      Sweet vanilla, very soft and at the same time a bit dry. The honey is a nice counterpoint to the dryness. But I also find notes of wine, sherry and some floral soap.
    • Finish
      Here is something more than in the mouth. I have marzipan, pastry and a very nice warm increasingly oily mouthfeel with notes of chocolate and sweet pastry.

  9. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    anCnoc 24 year old HSMSW 46%

    30ml sample at home July 2022.

    A very dark golden. Orange with a slight yellow hue.

    Aroma is mince pie and fruit cake, currants and mince fruit, the mince pie crust might be slightly burnt, maybe a little white chocolate covered puffed rice. Also some musty old oak and wood dust.

    Body is watery.

    Taste is raisin and plasticky dark cherry, quite concentrated in the middle and then more breathy towards the finish. Liquorice. Some char.

    A solid sherried whisky. Nothing unusual, nothing standout. But good casks, good spirit and a good end result. 3.6/86

  10. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  11. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Bland, inoffensive - 24 years old and not much to show for it. Pass.
    • Nose
      Tea soaked raisins - subdued.
    • Taste
      Inoffensive - nothing jumps out, a touch of spice at the edges.
    • Finish
      Pretty short and uninspiring.

  12. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  13. YD84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Lovely, complex and engaging. Orchard fruits mingle with darker fruits, fresh herbs with autumn leaves, perfumed notes with dusty old leather, honey with chocolate. And they're not at odds with each other. 21 years of ex-bourbon followed by 3 years of ex-oloroso works very well in this case. Not a sherry bomb by any stretch, and all the better for it. It's elegant, flavourful and engaging.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  15. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  16. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  17. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    In view of the price, this is a great whisky with which not only beginners can have some fun and enjoyment (in the tasting), but which also has slight weaknesses (in the nosing).

    It lies between a very good easy-to-drink dram and a dram-the-enjoyment-starts-here, very tight 89 points.
    • Nose
      89 89
      blenders

      88.5

      Reminds me of a fruity, sweet Sherry Glenfarclas right after pouring it in. A bit irrelevant at first, but immediately very nice balance.
      In the background is a slightly peppery spiciness and some sandstone.

      After ten minutes, the sweetness fades into the background, or to put it another way: it spreads and is no longer so in the foreground.
      There are minimal tones of wood and hay. It's not particularly intense or deep, though; still very nice, but still somehow irrelevant.

      After 30 minutes, it has a very nice, still not very exciting, but now also a somewhat more intense odor profile with a very light touch of oloroso notes.
    • Taste
      89 89
      I can't do much with the entry at the beginning, but then a slight bitterness with sweetness and woody notes follows. The flavors aren't clearly tangible, but there's definitely something going on here and it's not too thin either. On the contrary, because the mouthfeel is round and even gives a little pleasure.

      Something is missing here that really grabs me, but on the other hand I don't find any big mistakes and I like the tasting.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Neither great enthusiasm nor disappointment - the exit also fits the previous impression :-)

  18. Francishomola scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    First impression after open bottle, left breath for 30min plus.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Intense, sweet, sour, lot of fruits, dried fruits, overripe banana, buttery, 88
      With half spoon of water more sweet, spicy, apple, 90
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sour kick, spicy, salty, 86 plus cinnamon
      With water, amazing texture, chewy, sweet, sour, wood tanning, bitter, 88
    • Finish
      89 89
      Bitter, salty, medium finish, buttery, 86
      With water nutty,longer finish, drying,dusty sherry, cinnamon, vanilla, 88

  19. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 03-02-2022.

  20. aquataste scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Slightly varnish, sweet, dried fruit and a handful of dried herbs, vanilla, heather, slightly citrus, nutty
    • Taste
      Sweet, dried fruit, a pinch of pepper, vanilla, heather, a handful of dried herbs, slightly nutty, raisins, milk chocolate, oak bitterness
    • Finish
      Short, dried fruit with dried herbs, a pinch of pepper, nutty, oak bitterness

  21. bankimate scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Bartek_097 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. GlasMost scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Underrated dignified malt. A quiet whisky. Old school sherry profile. More on the dry side, but rewarding and complex if you give it the needed time.

  24. MrDvorak scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The aroma has a crispy crust of burnt apple pie with chocolate sprinkles. The taste is sweet, buttery with hints of milk chocolate and orange peel. Medium finish with chocolate and cinnamon.

    Confectionery, slightly spicy, a very big step compared to the 18-year-old release, it is completely different, multi-layered.

    RATING: 89pts - | 87 - 89 (B +) → Great | - Always nice to have a bottle of this.

  25. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    While not being the most complex, best single malt a 24 year old can be, this one is very completent @ a fair price and its aged dignity is clearly noticeable in the intervowen notes of long sherry maturation bringing forth leather, moderate woodiness and elegance. Recommended.

  26. STL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  27. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Smell: caramel, candied apple, plastic, lemon peel, sage, oak, herbal, a bit of mango 87/100
    Taste: Maple sugar toast, honey grapefruit tea, dried mango, a little plastic, sweet and sour lemon tart, slightly bitter herbs, dry spices. In the latter part, the sweetness is doubled, and more butter, cream, caramel desserts appear, cinnamon, orange peel, Favron chocolate, elegant oak and tea soup. 88/100
    Body: Full, medium-heavy, slightly irritating and astringent, and the fat is still 87/100
    Ending rhyme: long, orange peel, caramelized cinnamon, clay, oak, relatively dry 86/100
    Overall: 87/100, the smell is slightly plain, but the taste of the entrance is strong, clear and varied. The slightly salty sprinkles and the impactful desserts are combined together, and they have the bitterness of herbs. They are delicious and recommended.

  28. whiskydramo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  29. whiskyclick scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Absolut crowd pleaser! Great value for money (around 100€)

  30. yfalkov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose is very similar to 18 year old, but the taste is significantly improved (with sherry)
    • Nose
      84 84
      Dry, sharp, bourbon, vanilla, pickles, sweet, fruits,
    • Taste
      88 88
      Delicate, sweet, sherry, dried fruits, chocolate, nuts
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, sweet, spicy

  31. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Smell: finely woven bouquet, tightly interwoven aromas, pomaceous fruit, pear, ripe apple notes, orange note, complex, elderberries, rum pot with air, subtle honey note in the background, all in all the typical AnCnoc fruitiness in super elegant!

    Taste: Sweet and sour basic tone, fine melting, everything very tightly interwoven and difficult to differentiate, a lot of depth on the palate, ripe apple again, beautiful woody spice, nothing works - but everything matured in the best harmony and calm, medium-sized. to long aftertaste with perfect wood-fruit balance,

    Color: lightening copper gold, narrow WR, clear

    Conclusion: fine and "old fashioned", never loud - but always differentiated, pleasantly clear in the barrel construction and unvarnished in appearance, unfortunately probably in an increasingly rare category on the way - both in terms of style and PLV ...

  32. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very honest whisky, which is rather rare nowadays...it possesses exactly everything what the official tasting note said, and it doesn't need much imagination. This is not easy at all in an industry full of bluffing. BTW given the reasonable price tag this baby is a wise man's choice.
    • Nose
      86 86
      So let me repeat what the label said: "Densely sweet and spicy, with a cosy embrace of Christmas cake. Rich yet crisp with notes of vanilla, set toffee and lemon juice."

      This is a shy, gentle whisky that needs time to open. There is a whiff of very pleasant orange oil too.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Again from the label: "Spiciness continues with hints of candied orange slices, warm honey and worn leather filling the mouth with a symphony of maturity."

      Worn leather was used very adequately here, it gives depth to this dram. The citrus juice added layer to the palate. Whether there was a symphony going I'm not sure, but the dram is mature yet playful.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Unfortunately the label doesn't come with finishing so I will have to make it up.

      The mild spiciness lingers in one's throat, it gives a long, warm feeling gently down one's chest. At 46% ABV it did a very good job.

  33. SpringBarley scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  34. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  35. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  36. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The straw-yellow drop is quite light for 24 years of maturation, so I'm going for mostly Bourbon barrels.
    I like the malt a lot, I will keep the distillery under control. For a 24-year-old original bottling, the price is right here.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The first nose confirms the barrel impression: exclusive or predominantly bourbon barrels. The first notes are vanilla, apple and citrus. Pastries, lemon biscuits. Only behind the interplay of sweetness and acidity can you find some flavor. More time then releases more seasoning and a few herbs. All in all, you can already feel a set maturity.
      The 46% do not hide, but are not intrusive either.
      After the first sip, clearly spicier.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Short, rather powerful start, then immediately vanilla and caramel, sweet oranges, shortbread, then again more lemon biscuits. Sweet.
      It takes a moment, then the spices come after a time. The initial sweetness changes into drier notes. It then appears a little leathery, toasted notes like dark roasted Robusta beans. However, fruit and vanilla remain present and resonate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      At first dry, then again a flicker of fruit, cocoa, caramel. A light, well complementary acidity rounds off.
      Quite a long time, adequate considering the age. Medium intensity.

  37. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Had this one in a mini-lineup with the 18l2 and 18 yo.
    Funny to experience kind of 'line of development' in these drams:
    12yo is the lightest, with fruits and vegetal notes and a spicy edge.
    18yo already heavier nose, more spice and darker vegetal notes towards wood
    24yo pretty heavy on dark vegetal/wood notes and very spicy.
    This heavier vegetal and spicy comes along with a smoke-like edge to it.
    The same goes for the taste of them, they're all smooth, round, pretty full bodied and thick.
    Whereas the 18- and 24yo have some more power and longer finishes, also because of the higher Abv (46% vs 40%).
    As for this 24yo: the nose is thrilling, versatile, rich, great. The taste needs some time to develop and become richer and better, the finish disappoints a little because of its relative shortness. But overall a great dram.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very spicy and warm, it overwhelms the fruitiness, which is present too. Very rich nose, some apples, orange, honey, vegetal notes as well, dark wood. Some alcohol present but not too hefty. Far far away sometimes a whiff of smoke peeps around the corner.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smooth but some tingling feeling, full, thick. Spicy again, some pepper, ginger, fruity, peach orange, and vegetal. Some wood, forest-feeling. Then suddenly gingerbread. Malty, honey. Later on a bit stronger.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Smoother now yet, full, spicy, gingerbread, 'ontbijtkoek', some hints of chocolate, some vegetal notes. Middle long finish.

  38. dcsicsak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  39. jkswift scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  40. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  41. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  42. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice fruity-spicy malt, even if it tastes more like after about 18 years. No big bottle candidate for what is on offer, there is a comparable taste experience for less than 100 euros.
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet and fruity; ripe yellow fruit; Oranges; Dried fruit; Honey; delicate wood aromas
    • Taste
      87 87
      tinglingly spicy with a slightly bitter touch; yellow fruits; Honey; Pepper; delicate herbs; bitter oak
    • Finish
      85 85
      peppery-spicy; spicy wood aromas; delicate fruit notes

  43. DrunkDude scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dried Fruit Plum Apple Pepper Ginger Vanilla
    • Taste
      Honey Apple Plum Spice Pepper
    • Finish
      Wood coco

  44. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  45. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a minimal increase to the 22, especially in the nose. Nice old school whisky with exactly the notes you expect. The nose is terrific.
    • Nose
      looks a bit more mature than the 22er. Sweet again, vanilla, oak spices, maybe a little more sherry than the 22, but still rather ripe ex-bourbon barrels that determine the profile, honey and older, slightly dusty oak, sweet and voluminous. After a few minutes of standing, the nose is a little finer and more intense. Really great.
    • Taste
      at first somewhat closed, tart oak on a sweet foundation. A lot of dark chocolate, old oak, a little pepper.
    • Finish
      tart oak, honey and vanilla in the background. Less bitter as expected, nice sweet barrel aromas.

  46. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A decent standard with a good age, you notice the drinking strength and you grieve a bit for the strength of the barrel, all in all a nice whisky and fairly priced for a 24-year-old OA.
    • Nose
      very subtle, light sweetness, also quite fresh, slight sherry influence, with time it opens more, vanilla, green apple, a few plums, light acidity, minimal tobacco, whole milk chocolate, behind it there are also a few hazelnuts, very harmonious, after the first sip, light spice is added, minimal iodine
    • Taste
      Relatively watery in the mouth, sweet, the sherry directly. but not massive, again plums, now also more raisins, slightly chocolatey, menthol on the palate, the last kick is missing in the start, very filigree, to put it positively, but is just ok, because the flavors harmonize very well and are very pleasing , it does not always have to be barrel strength
    • Finish
      there is still gas, apple, sparkling, sweet, a short intensity peak, a few hazelnuts appear, then it ends pleasantly with a floury red apple, light sweetness on the palate, almost a little like sweetener, and a minimal sherry overtone

  47. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Slightly stinging. Green apples. Tree bark, dry earth. A little lime and orange peel. Sandstone. Incense sticks.
    • Taste
      Dry, spicy. Cocoa powder, earth. Some orange. Rotten wood. A hint of burned herbs.

  48. gaboruso scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  49. Love street scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Give it a bit of air and boy does this open up. Waited a few months after opening before coming to any sort of conclusion. It really needed some time to open up.
    Nose, candy, floral, light sherry
    Arrival, quite viscous, great mouthfeel, sweet, dry and fruity
    Development, peachy fruits come more prominent, quite complex
    Finish, long, dry, still sweet, slight mint and spices
    Really wonderful dram, worth spending far longer than I have so far with

  50. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great dram to enjoy for a long time and to keep discovering all kinds of flavors.
    • Nose
      Sweet! Honey, vanilla, something very gluey and all kinds of ripe fruit: banana, strawberry, cherry, orange, dried apricot
    • Taste
      Fruity: pear, cherry, banana, citrus. Also woody and spicy: Vanilla, cinnamon, very light anise and mint. It has a typical ex-bourbon taste, and nice and full and layered
    • Finish
      Very nice. The woody spicy lingers for a long time.

  51. Davidveen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  52. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  53. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Years ago, in my early whisky days I read a note that the An Cnoc 12y is a must have in your collection. Little did I know, and I can confirm that that was quite a mistake. This 24y OB is a completely different ballgame., and I will repeat: this is a must have in your collection.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose indicates that I am dealing with a well matured whisky. Bottled at the right age. A few drops of water make things even better. it opens up completely.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Elegant and fruity. Oily and waxy. Full body and mild spices. A combination of this makes it an all-round whisky.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish. Little bit sharp in the beginning of the end. Then the sharpness loses strength and and beautiful sweetness guides this whisky to the very end.

  54. The_Independent scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    --- blind tasting ---

    I really like this bottling again. I guess it's an older bottling that's matured in ex-bourbon casks. The alcohol strength is still quite high, maybe 50% by volume. Reminds me of an old Clynelish.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Overripe yellow fruits, apricots, quinces, wax, honey, some glue. The alcohol stings very easily. Looks old and set. Delicious.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very strong start. The alcohol tingles. Oily, very sweet, again the yellow fruits, milk chocolate, a little spicy notes round off the taste.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length, slightly fruity, creamy mouthfeel. However, it drops somewhat in comparison to the smell and taste.

  55. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite the surprise this 24 years old An Cnoc. It’s a very lively and fruity whisky. It would have benefitted from a slightly thicker body, but the diversity of ripe siruppy fruits, fudge sweetness and Christmas cake spices make up for a very appealing composition. Recommended!

  56. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The nose is a board! Great! You don't want to give up the glass. After a few minutes the smell becomes a great potpourri of sherry and orange aromas. The malt also appeals to the mouth. The tobacco in particular is awesome. Such a nice spiciness. A 24-year-old from a distillery that is not so much in the spotlight, but wrongly, if you can try this drop.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dark amber, very dark in the glass. Since there is no dyeing and no cooling filtering, the color is an announcement. Oily long legs move slowly around the edge of the snifter. And immediately a cloud of sherry in the nose. No heavy, voluminous sherry notes, rather the fruity, lighter side.
      The ripe, red candied apples combined with the orange zest are suitable for Christmas. The longer I give him air in a glass, the more balanced and round my nose becomes. Behind the fruitiness and sweetness there is also a floral, almost light perfume. This could come from the oak barrel!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very nice, filling mouthfeel. A lively spiciness right at the beginning. The leather and tobacco notes that I have never had so intensely with a malt are very interesting. The flavors are combined with a caramel note. The red apples from the nose are no longer really present in the mouth.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The leathery tobacco notes continue here as well. Followed by a pleasant bitterness, like 50% dark chocolate, so not too bitter, which comes from the oak. The duration of the departure is medium.

  57. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Damn! This is one to sit down and take your time with. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy..You’ll be rewarded! A true example of a distinctive malt.
    My tasting notes are after +/- 40 minutes of untouched airtime in the glass.
    • Nose
      At first there is mainly a mature, mildly spiced ‘haze’ to it. In other words: quite closed and shy.
      The nose needs time, hand warmth and a drop of water to wake up and reveal it’s full flavors. After that, the party begins:
      Green Apple, oranges, mild spices like cinnamon and caramel. Also there is milk chocolate, leather, red fruits and a whiff of old cigar boxes. This is a complex and highly enjoyable nose! Dried green herbs and a wee hint of oak wood join the palate after adding another drop of water.
    • Taste
      Beautiful and delicate on the palate. Full bodied, syrupy and creamy, sweet and sour. Well rounded, perfectly balanced. There are great layers inhere. It is so complete. Layers of mild spices like mild peppers and cinnamon, a layer of sweet red fruits, oranges and also fresh apple. Also there is a great sherry wood layer. The whole gives so much depth to this whisky on the palate. Impressive!
    • Finish
      The finish is long and full flavored. One by one the layers of the palate vanish and a creamy sherried mouthfeel goes on and on. At the end everything seems to come back together again for another round of pleasure.

      I am a big fan of the Glengoyne 21 OB, in my opinion one of the best, if not thé best, well available whiskies money can buy. This one comes real close to having that same honor.

  58. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  59. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Delicate fruity, apple, pear, fresh and very pleasant. Some sherry, light wood note, hint of vanilla, slightly creamy, citrus fruit aromas (orange and lemon)
    • Taste
      89 89
      Light fire and spice, fruity with orange, fizzy flavors, lightly perfumed, now also with slightly tart oak notes
    • Finish
      90 90
      Tart-sweet-sweet-tart, with notes of fruit and wood.
      The finish is medium-long and both the candied fruit and the wood note remain.

      Delicious!

  60. IIIZIII scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    2019.06.23
    • Nose
      Very pleasantly grassy, a unique balance between grassy and sherry notes. Raisins. With time it is amazing how it transforms into a mild and highly aged profile. Prunes covered with milk chocolate
    • Taste
      Intense, oily, not drying. More and more dried fruits and sherry
    • Finish
      Raisins and plums, cinnamoned plums

  61. Igitor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good malt, but I would expect a bit more depth
    • Nose
      88 88
      Leather, tobacco, wood paired with strong sherrynase. Does not change in the nose unfortunately, so I lack a bit of complexity
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong sherry, light orange, tobacco, leather, bitter wood. He does not tolerate water, the fruits disappear and the bitterness is stronger
    • Finish
      86 86
      In the finish, the bitterness dominates

  62. Johannes de Silentio scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Color: Amber

    Nose: Lovely! I'm not sure where anyone is getting that this is a big sherry whisky. While it's indubitably there to a degree, this is far from a bomb in the sense that the cask is dominating the spirit and it's heavy on dried fruit, savory notes, and everything else you expect when people speak in those terms. Instead, you get some of syrupy peach notes that often come from middle-age and refill wood on a good spirit. This also hits the mark of smelling mature while not having any trace at all of over-oaking. This is subtle but enticing.

    Mouth: The good times roll. Again, it's heavier on fresh fruit than dried on my palate, just like it was on the nose. It's well-balanced and possesses a lovely mouthfeel. The 46% strength makes this a rather quaffable dram, as well--just pour, nose, and go. There's nothing that necessarily leaps out at you, but everything feels solid and well-constructed.

    Finish: Medium, light, and refreshing.

    Comments: This is increasingly a unicorn in scotch today: a standard range official bottling with both age and quality that's affordably priced. It's hard to separate some of those positive feelings from the pure technical merits of the whisky when reviewing it. Nonetheless, it's an instantly likable malt that checks a lot of boxes. That's good enough in almost any circumstance.

  63. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very balanced nose, between wood and sweet vanilla. A discreet sherry, corn, peanuts, light tobacco, a little damp. Pudding, raisins, chocolate fondant, it's also very delicious. On the palate, very round, fruits of all kinds, vanilla and nuts. Smoked orange, thick honey, gingerbread. Plums and prunes, pumpkin, carrot. Extremely long finish, a little sparkling, cola, sandy soil and pine needles. A pinch of charcoal and caramel, some pastry fragrances.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/10/ancnoc-24-yo.html
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  64. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert 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

  65. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Relatively delicious malt. In the nose but relatively fresh. In the mouth not so fresh anymore. It does not necessarily have to be a big bottle, but it was nice to have tasted it.
    • Nose
      First, rather fresh wood notes. Then nuts, which in time become roasted almonds. Some apricot jam. In addition lemon cake. Some blood orange. Magenbrot. Somewhat fresh tobacco. Hedge trimming.
    • Taste
      I call it wood sweetness. So a sweet with a certain spice. Caramel. Brittle. Chocolate. Blood orange. Then some sharpness and it tingles a bit. Glazed ginger.
    • Finish
      The sharpness is less. Orange peel. Cocoa. Tree bark.

  66. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  67. Steven79 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  68. asmazda scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great value single malt for this age range. Glenfarclas 25 yr is my top choice but this An Cnoc is a good alternative. However, I echo what Ralfy said about adding water and letting it air: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go-p7Igwc5I
    • Nose
      89 89
      Shy but complex and decadent. Caramel pecans, orange marmalade, pipe tobacco, tree sap, apples, ginger, pepper, and other spices.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet & oaky... golden raisins, orange marmalade, caramel pecans, milk chocolate, tree sap, ginger, pepper, and other spices. A bit sharp/too much oak.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Fairly long, creamy with some milk chocolate, abundant citrus peels (mostly orange and lemon), very spicy, and some bitterness.

  69. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  70. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  71. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  72. Sporx scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    04/06/2019 09/18/21 from 87 to 88 Bengo 02/05/22 back to 87

    Aroma
    fruity, apple, caramel, low acidity, wine gum

    taste
    sweet, spicy, tangy

    finish
    Medium length, spicy, ginger

  73. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice bottle with good PLV. There are always younger ones who may be better, but here you get a solid 24 years. Overall, a real recommendation. People who have problems with peppery drying, please buy a sample here first. I'm waiting for him for less than 100 €. Then it ends up on my shelf as "best buy".
    • Nose
      What does the nose remind me of? ... chocolate raisins. A really great nose. That promises to be a very fruity and sweet experience. In addition Apple Helene with a hint of orange peel scent. Good start.
    • Taste
      Unfortunately, the palate does not keep what the nose promises in terms of fruitiness. Sweet with toffee, yes, but strong oak sharpness. Almost a little too peppery for me. OK, it stays elegant, but is still dominant. A good compromise when choosing a barrel. Transition with dry notes such as fine leather and wood. Standard texture for this age.
    • Finish
      Medium to long and getting a bit bitter, it lets the pepper play again and then slowly ends warming.
      Overall, an impressive bottle remains. Memory effect. Respect to the makers. A great bottle for this money. Now patience is called for until the "best buy".

  74. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 765: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go-p7Igwc5I (90/100).

    "Just a suberb example of an aged, slightly demanding malt."

  75. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    30-09-2018
    • Nose
      75 75
      citric
    • Taste
      76 76
      citric, marmalade, vanilla, toffee
    • Finish
      76 76
      citric, marmalade, vanilla, oak

  76. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  77. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  78. BehindSpace scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  79. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  80. 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%

  81. 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

  82. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Difficult to classify, he has a lot of things I like, but also some notes that I do not want to see, such as the dryness (the bitter kind, not astringent) and the somewhat alcoholic, but in the end he remains a nice older Sherry-OA with at least his own character ,
    • Nose
      Walnuts, ground with a bit of rum stew, also have an adhesive note, slightly alcoholic for 46%, raisins (rather light), fruity tobacco, black cherries with kernels, dark chocolate, treated leather, over time, the alcohol passes and it remains the aromatic , some dirty Sherrynote, Tick tree resin also, orange bitters
    • Taste
      The first thing to do is sweet, the resin of the tree is full, orange peel, raisins, forest honey, brown sugar are swimming in it, but the alcohol is back as well. The chemically treated leather, old tobacco, very oily and dense, becomes clear over time dry, old oak chips, some autumn leaves and almost a little old cardboard
    • Finish
      As I said, it becomes drier, the dried old tobacco takes over almost completely with brown, just as dry malt and oak notes, autumn leaves, a little brown sugar only in between, long

  83. 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.

  84. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ancnoc 24 year old has a sherried and fruity base that make for a naturally sweeter whisky, but opposing aromas and flavours (pepper, black tea etc) just about keep this sweetness in check. It’s an agreeable whisky with some nice aged characteristics. However, I can’t help thinking back to the Ancnoc 22 year old I had sat on the bar a couple of years ago – that was pretty awesome and I’m not sure this 24 year old version quite reaches those dizzying heights. Still, if you’re looking for a sweeter, sherried whisky with some age and complexity at a reasonable price, this is a very reasonable choice. 

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/knockdhu/ancnoc-24-year-old/
    • Nose
      Stewed fruits and marmalades. A heady mix of plums, and rhubarb take on both orange preserve and fresh lemon juice for a deep simmered fruit start. These are supported by some woody aromas of saw dust, sandal wood and oak spice – light pepper. Some floral undertones are present – particularly lilies, and there’s an interesting metallic edge, very akin to the copper pot still this was distilled in. Water brings out notes of honey and particularly tobacco, the fresh unsmoked kind.
    • Taste
      Good mouthfeel which shifts the experience into dried fruits. Apricots, prunes, figs and sour cherries make up the bulk of the palate, but as joined by some very pleasant aged notes of tanned leather, well-steeped tea and a fair amount of cask influence in the form of pepper (which is very nicely balanced against everything else). The sherried nature of this whisky is obvious. The addition of water makes for some barley like qualities and introduces pear juice to the equation. Interesting.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, nicely astringent and favouring citrus and pepper.

  85. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/twe-show-2017-trade-day-part-2/

    20 years in US sherry oak with a 4 year oloroso finish/re-rack.

    N: The sherry finish comes with a funk.
    T: The oloroso dominates.
    F: ,... but the spirit does its best to come through. 
    C: Good but unmoving. I’ll stick with the brilliant 22yo at a super price of £90 [Oct ’17]. I do hope they won't slowly phase out the 22yo and then this 24yo, only to replace it with a premium priced 25yo [a la Pulteney, up next]. Oh, already gone is the 22yo.Scores a B[-]

  86. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  87. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      63 63

  88. 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.

  89. 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

  90. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good mellow, rich and deep aroma and a worthy aftertaste, the taste did not reach them, there is not enough depth and variety. A lot of moonshine and harmonious notes, but they do not cause rejection here, harmoniously fitting into the overall picture.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, pastry notes - shortbread, sugar glaze, jam; malt, light brass-fusel tones, oak barrel, caramel, carpentry workshop, varnish, lemonade, mineral notes, deep frying, quince, flower motifs, lollipops.
    • Taste
      Honey-floral, creamy notes, light peppery wave, malt, moonshine
    • Finish
      Sour-sweet, light, a little candied ginger, orange peel, again moonshine fluids, a little oak in the background, butteriness, mineral water with tangerine juice.

  91. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Excellent price / performance ratio. Great whisky.
    • Nose
      Very elegant. Flower honeys, sherry, apple and orange, toffee, mint
    • Taste
      Vanilla, sweet and sour citruses, massive oak, toffee, slight smoke
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, peppery

  92. 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.

  93. 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

  94. 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

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