anCnoc 2002

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
14 years old
Spanish and American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L17/089 R17/5104 1B
Added on
03 may 2017 11:37 am by Sjaunja

Average value

€ 84.34

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Whisky reviews for anCnoc 2002

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.03 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is my favorite from the AnCnoc vintage bottlings that I've tried (1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002). Fragrant, assured, extremely well-balanced, and straight-up delicious.
    The nose loses a bit with water, while the palate profits from it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Less peppery / acidic than other AnCnocs, more well-rounded, you could even say: creamy. There's a curious sense of smoke drifting about the glass... No idea if Knockdhu do their peated bottlings on different equipment than their non-peated stuff, but either this impression comes from leftover phenols or it's a sensory deception and what I'm getting here is actually only the charred notes of reactivated / rejuvenated casks. It's nice enough either way, especially in combination with these soft florals and fruits (grape, kumquat). I'm surprised by how much I like this. Could nose this for quite a while and not get bored.
      With water, the oak becomes a bit too dominant and the ex-bc components win out over the sherried ones. I prefer the nose neat.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Intense attack, with the usual white pepper, ginger, and lime that I've come to expect from AnCnoc. But it's also sweet in the middle, before the oak takes the reins, and at the death, I'm fairly certain (again) that I detect a bit of peat. Neat, it has a bit of a bite. Gets creamier and more well-rounded with water.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Lime, ginger, pepper, honey, creamy refill-sherry fudge notes.

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  3. kramimatsimoto scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Good introduction to the world of Knockdhu. Not outstanding, but a nice and solid insight into the distillery character
    • Nose
      85 85
      Pleasant nose. Mainly intense lemon, a touch of meadow flowers with a minty freshness
    • Taste
      84 84
      Quite alcoholic start with lots of spice, but also oily on the tongue. Again light citrus notes, some honey sweetness. But the barrel comes through very quickly and brings wood and liquorice.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Inviting, wood and liquorice with a fresh background. Subtle pepperiness with a fine sweetness at the back. Medium-long finish

  4. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My first Ancnoc and not the last!
    • Nose
      Fresh & fruity and also sweet & sour. Besides that I can find floral notes, mint and honey. A charming nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet and soft arrival with a creamy mouthfeel but then come the spices. This dram is quite complex for 14 years of maturation.
    • Finish
      Sweet on the beginning with honey and chocolate, then spices and some mild tannins.

  5. Jornsky scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    The first whisky I ever bought, a lovely dram with an amazing profile of taste.

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on May 6th, 2019 in the Knockdhu Distillery during the Spirit of Speyside Festival.

  8. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    great, fruity whisky, a distantly wrong distillery, the comparison with the very fruity Malts of Glenallachie is apparent, which are very similar to the basic character. Of course, not very complex, it would have taken him a few more years. But everything seems well interwoven and harmonious - very good Allday Dram
    • Nose
      86 86
      great fruit flavors such as blackberry, black currant, gooseberry and apricot jam, some nutshell, dried fruit, oak, alcohol is well integrated
    • Taste
      86 86
      here too, the berry fruits dominate, great but not too intrusive sweetness and light oak flavors, honey sweetness
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium, fruit compote with spiky and blackberries, the oak slightly fades with pleasant spiciness, the honey sweetness is in the finish from clearest


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