Re: September 27th live & online with Malty
An Cnoc, 1991 in a (clean) Spiegelau Glass
Nose: Immediately fresh, becoming more intense on further nosing.
The fresh notes are almost akin to mint, but in a lovely perfumed floral kind of way.
Don't be put off by this, the nose is very pleasant and promises much.
Palate: Initially feels weak, but this soon explodes into massive flavour comprising dry nuts, slight liquorice and slightly sharp pears.
The finish seems to want to be short, but only gently fades and keeps on coming back. All the flavour is on the front of the tongue and in the cheeks, with almost nothing on the back of the throat.
Did I mention how long this is? How it keeps returning?
Well, it is and it does.
I really like this 1991. In this years Munich Whisky Fair I attended the An Cnoc Masterclass and we were presented with two drams; the 1993 and the 12y.
With only two of us in attendance we opted for an informal passing around of the bottles and an intimate discussion of the two drams.
I found the 1993 to be not so long or complex as the 1991 and the 12y to be good, but probably the lesser of the three.
As the 1991 seems to be all gone now, I think I'll have to source some 1993 for the bar when this runs out.