AnCnoc 12 YO

AnCnoc 12 YO

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AnCnoc 12 YO, 40 %

AnCnoc 12 YOThe whisky of the day is the AnCnoc 12 YO from Knockdhu Distillery, located in the Highland region of Scotland. This whisky has been matured in a mix of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, with a slight majority on the bourbon casks.

Knockdhu are selling their whisky under the brand AnCnoc to avoid confusion with the Knockando distillery.

The AnCnoc 12 YO is available to buy in Norway at NOK 545 (5261301), in Sweden at SEK 369 (42901), and online in the UK at GBP 26.

Nose (21/25): Ginger, honey and citrus notes upfront. A bit spicy - oaky spices. I also pick up some floral notes and waxy apples. Warm and nice.

Taste (21/25): Cool and light mouthfeel. Soft fruitiness. Honey and mild caramel.

Finish (20/25): Nutty and slightly oaky now. A bit more caramel, and the fruit moves from citrus to more apples. Medium to short finish.

Balance (21/25): A very nice entry level dram. Makes you want to explore more from Knockdhu.

Score (83/100)

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Sláinte! - Thomas

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