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anCnoc 18 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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anCnoc 18 Years Old

Brand
anCnoc
Expression
18 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
18 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1975
Produced at
Knockdhu Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.ancnoc.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

81
Nose
A big, rich, moderately mature, bourbony oak nose with hints of cereal, dusty spice, orange and dunnage. Juniper, honey and coffee; oak becomes luscious and creamy.
Palate
Crisper and sharper than the nose with barley, citrus and a light herbal note. A lot less oak! But still adding structure. Coffeed and gritty on the middle as the tannins emerge.
Finish
Long and herbal, dry finish as the citrus scythes its way through the oak. Peppery spice and coffee after-taste.
Comment
A whisky of two halves! Big and oaky on the nose but crisp and fresh on the palate.

Sara Smith

63
Nose
Sweetened porridge and dark sugar caramel, but with a slightly acidic note to it. Light, creamy banoffee (especially the toffee), an unexpected floral note.
Palate
Bold, sweet malty notes, a bitterness reminiscent of dark chocolate or black coffee, but without the fullness of flavour. The warmth lasts after the flavour has faded.
Finish
The bitterness from the palate continues and deepens to a malty, beer-like note with a hint of the chocolate cream.
Comment
A neat, unfussy whisky with good warmth and a clean, malty flavour.
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