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Review: anCnoc 12 Year Old

anCnoc 12 Year Old

Cask Info: Matured in American oak barrels and European oak butts.

ABV

Chill Filtration

Natural Color

Price

43%

No

Yes

$55


anCnoc 12 Year Old

Nose: It greets with a refreshing burst of fruitiness. Grilled pineapple, lemon meringue, green apple, honeysuckle, and lychee in syrup. A hint of rose stems emerges over time. The aroma is bright and juicy, striking a good balance between sweetness and tartness.


Palate: The arrival is smooth and sweet, with a moderately waxy mouthfeel. I get notes of vanilla bean, key lime, and a touch of balsamic melon salad. It tastes like early summer in a dram.


Finish: It evolves beautifully with a medium finish. Sweet to start with. Then comes a gentle oakiness, culminating in a mild, lingering spicy tingle.


Final Thought: This whisky is such a hidden gem! It ticks all the boxes — accessibility, affordability, and deliciousness. What I particularly love about this anCnoc is its overall profile. It offers a pleasantly unique aroma and taste without being overly funky. Unfortunately, the 40% watered-down version doesn’t quite replicate that distinctive deliciousness. Needless to say, I’ll certainly be stocking up on the 43% bottling!


Girl with Cask Strength Score: 90/100.

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