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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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.
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
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
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
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
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.