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anCnoc 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40.0%)
anCnoc 12 Year Old

Awards for anCnoc 12

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver
Silver

Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2014

International Spirits Challenge

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver
Silver

Single Malt Scotch - to 12 Yrs - 2013

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

anCnoc 12 Details

Country
Region
Distillery
Bottler
(Knockdhu)

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Whisky or Whiskey

Interesting fact… anCnoc 12 Year Old whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be anCnoc 12 Year Old whiskey, instead of whisky.

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anCnoc 12 Bottling Note

Knockdhu renamed their whiskies anCnoc to avoid confusion with the nearby Knockando distillery. This 12 year old exhibits a gentle, non-sherried style of whisky.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Aromatic, quite robust. Honeysuckle, fresh flowers, cereals, barley.

Palate: Medium, good sweetness. Madeira, winter spices, mocha, Crème de Cacao, herbal hints and toasted granary bread.

Finish: Medium length, great interplay between oak and barley.

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    User Reviews of the anCnoc 12 Year Old

    Not a favorite!

    I tend to gravitate toward Islay scotches and was given a bottle of this as a gift. Haven't really enjoyed it neat, with ice, or with a splash of water. To me, it has the medicinal quality of an Islay without the sea salt or smoke I enjoy. I find it extremely sour on the palate and so astringent that it sucks all of the moisture out of my mouth. The Ancnoc has a very, very oily mouthfeel. In fairness to the malt, there is a pleasant woodiness and an acceptable aftertaste, but I really struggle at the beginning of every sip, making it something of a chore to get through. The sour grassiness of the spirit might sit well with lovers of IPAs or lowland malts, but I like neither, and so the Ancnoc will probably continue to sit on the shelf unloved.

    6th October 2014

    Best Regular

    I get to purchase this for 35-38 dollars us on a regular basis. This and Monkey Shoulder are the best one bottle a week scotch for the money. old pulteney is second followed by Auchentoshen. I recommend this to the newbie (in addition to Oban 14) as a toe dip into singles. try it and you won't be disappointed. this is very smooth all the way through.

    26th September 2014

    Underrated classic

    Although my flavor profile leans heavily toward peaty, smoky, salty island like lag 16, Talisker 10, and ardbeg oogie, this is a delicate and yet complex malt that is very underrated. It's flavor profile is closest to the glenlivet nadurra, with oak, fruit, vanilla and grass as predominant notes. Soft and smooth, it it's complexity still offers it an air of mystery that leads to try to savor it to find what makes it work. Highly recommended, first rate, inexpensive drama.

    13th September 2014

    Hmmmm....

    This is a good whisky, very well balanced and flavourful. However, in this price range, the Old Pulteney 12 is more robust. But, this is still lovely and a great summer time dram. Spice, cocoa, fruits and floral notes all seem to come through in time. With water, a good amount of lime. Lovely.

    6th September 2014

    Disappointing

    Flat. That's my view on this malt. Not bad spirit, but not great too. Cask problem. Tastewise not up to par. I will not buy this again.

    6th August 2014

    Lovely complex malt

    toffee apple and flowers on the nose. sweet with to taste with a medium finish of wood and light smoke. very well balanced. a must have!

    26th April 2014

    Medical/smokey notes

    Medical/smokey notes should be included in the tasting notes! If you don't like those - don't buy that whisky. There are subtle but definitely noticeable. I made a mistake and thought that this whisky. In it's own class I guess it's a good buy, it feels refined and well made. But only if you don't mind that medical aftertaste. I do, that's why only three stars from me.

    19th April 2014

    This is a man's scotch

    If you like the more subtle tones of Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, or Glenmorangie (which by the way are great single malts), this might not be the scotch for you. It's got a very hearty flavor that most might not appreciate. But, if you love a good strong oak flavor while still very smooth, this is the scotch for you! Sitting in the hot tub now with a triple neat and loving it!

    4th March 2014

    Intriguing

    This reminds me of jakemans honey and lemon menthol sweets, and that's a good thing. Slightly medicinal, a honey sweetness and a touch of citrus, very nice indeed, certainly a distillery I'll be taking a second look at.

    1st March 2014

    My first.

    The first single malt I ever purchased...it was recommended to me based on its balance and would say thats accurate after finishing the bottle. I consider the finish to be very crisp, and think there are apple notes in addition to those mentioned by MoM.

    17th February 2014

    Bad bottle?

    Not the worst scotch I ever had, but the slightly medicinal aftertaste was a big turn off. Based on the reviews, perhaps I got a bad batch bottling.

    15th February 2014

    Stating the obvious

    Евгений из Украины - That's easy for you to say!

    14th February 2014

    Евгений из Украины

    Прекрасный солод!!!!!!!!!! Вкус: мед. Чистый мед без каких либо нюансов (где там люди видят задымленность и торф не знаю) похож на Dalwhinnie 15, но без хересной нотки, присущей последнему. Один из моих САМЫХ любимых.

    23rd June 2013

    An Cnoc 12

    The tasting note by the chaps at Masters of Malt is very accurate, particularly the honeysuckle, fresh flowers & cereals, it's one of the most floral whiskies I've come across but one thing I would certainly add to that is citrus fruits. Like most people mention it certainly has complexity but I’ve seen a few reviewers now mention smoke but I really don’t how they can say that because I don't get the slightest bit of smokiness. A very nicely balanced, unique & great tasting whisky at the right price, top stuff.

    20th May 2013

    Very nice, but...

    ...imagine what it could be minus caramel, non chill-filtered and bottled at 46%. Imagine...x

    31st March 2013

    Delicious!

    Lovely aroma, some deep notes, quite woody, but with a sweet rich undertone. Absolutely delicious taste, similar to a Macallan, or even a richer nectar D'or. Slight smokiness, but no obvious peat. V nice!

    9th December 2012

    Sweet, Smoky, Delicious

    Nice sweetness upon entry. Good malt backbone here. Great smokiness toward the end. Almost like a sweeter, smoky Glenlivet 12--minus the burn.

    7th April 2011

    A must have

    Great complexity, very rewarding dram. There should be a peated version which could beat up Ardbeg!

    16th September 2010

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