Kornog Roc'h Hir

Overall rating
84.33/100
votes
68
Whiskybase ID
WB85974
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bourbon Cask
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
215
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
3760178660006
Added on
22 aug 2016 6:51 pm by Ronnyb
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 70.70

6 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

119 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kornog Roc'h Hir

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.33 points.

  1. kikist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Profile is pretty similar to islay, little bit pricey for the age but will keep eyes at this distillery
    • Nose
      83 83
      Lemmon, smoke, dry seaweed, bitternes, sweet
    • Taste
      78 78
      watery, camp fire, chlorine, sea salt
    • Finish
      80 80
      some oak, paper, coconut, pineapple

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/03/28/mini-spotlight-on-kornog-glann-ar-mor/

    This is the first time I’m trying any whisky from the Glann ar Mor distillery [courtesy of the Foz], and like buses, two [Kornog’s] come along at once – a 3yo followed by a 15yo.

    N: Clean, assured, established [Caol Ila-esque, yet not], biscuit/crumble-sweet, the fruitiness from apples > pears = melons [over grilled pineapples with a suggestion of fireworks?], various metals [tin cans] something mineral & slightly meaty,… [tinned] tuna,… oysters?, Fimo~plasticine, synthetic shoe-wear [in shops], something of sweet chilli sauce about it [take away the blatant sugar & chilli – what?].… enough already,.. yet there’s more and more if you are so inclined – and at just 3 years old? Wow! Cracking nose.

    T: Arrives texturally with a desirable softness, yet conversely, it’s also rather driven [that’s its youth]. Profile-wise, it’s salty, slightly [dried] herbal, gently [Pisco] sweet yet with well-tempered aromatic peppery spice and an easy yet mindful prolonged travel into,… 
    F: ,… a salty < barley-sweet [slightly fishy – tinned tuna again,.. just very slightly] easy yet focused cruising finish, the mouth well coated considering this one’s youthful spirity quality. That peatiness [also toasting/charring?] is so impressively integrated, relaxed, and yet present. 

    C: Delicious accomplished [Caol Ila-esque – yet not – with Longrow and Kilkerran vibes in there also, and yet not] whisky. There’s no need to talk of age or casks here though surely we must be in the first-fill bourbon cask realm ? Furthermore, the youthfulness/maturity balance is fabulous. Is this the best available NAS/3yo whisky on the market right now? Discuss.

  3. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    cereal, peat, vanilla and lemon, malty
    mouth:
    pleasant, peat that stands out, fresh but tenacious, fruit on cooked apples and pears, with the syrup that goes elsewhere
    sweet but spicy spices, the peat which gradually turns into a liquorice smoke.
    a little meaty, ashy and cereal.
    final:
    the less of this bottle with a rather short finish, scents that are already leaving, a dramtic gift that is closer to 40 than 46 °

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A good, uncomplicated, oily “smoke box”, somewhat reminiscent of the Ardbeg Ten.
    • Nose
      Smoky, greasy, saturated with marine nuances.
    • Taste
      Dry, smoked, oily, with citrus acidity.
    • Finish
      It is long enough, but simple, with a high content of phenols, iodine, salt and pepper, with a light malt bitterness.

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet peat, sprinkled with citrus juice, it evokes a springbank cereal that would show its youth. With the opening, it's less precise, with toffee notes.
    • Taste
      Smoke more supported, touch soft and silky. White peach with a mix of pepper and softer spices.
    • Finish
      Creamy and long.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose 3/5
      Mouth and final 4/5

      Whisly # 2123

  6. Beerwin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very surprised about this quality of French whisky. In a blind tasting you would think you are drinking islay quality. Nice but finish is rather short

  7. Beerwin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very surprised about this quality of French whisky. In a blind tasting you would think you are drinking islay quality. Nice but finish is rather short

  8. Vince scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Peat in this is of a quite different sort than traditional Islay. Interesting whisky--maybe a bit hot.

  9. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Toffie76 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    vanilla, yeast, leather, smoke, licorice. A little too sweet (licorice) for my taste, but the pleasure is there.
    Clean, short, good, well done.

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