anCnoc 18

anCnoc 18

Price: $100 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Knockdhu / Inver House

Region: Highland

46% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 18 years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Light bronze

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Jammy fruits and honey, caramel, citrus, vanilla bean, and berries

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body

Palate/Taste: Caramel and sherry, bit of pepper, oak, cranberry, and custard

Finish: Medium, dried fruits, oak, begins to dry on the palate, mint and ginger.

Thoughts: Quite the step up from the 12 year, while sherried it does not dominate the profile.

Score: 83 out of 100

anCnoc 12

anCnoc 12

Price: $47 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Knockdhu / Inver House Distillers

Region: Highland

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 12 years

Cask Type: American oak

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Dark gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Citrus zest, honey, floral, ginger, light and breezy

Mouthfeel: Intermediate

Palate/Taste: Vanilla frosting, sugary, barley, with earthy notes building over time, citrus and coconut

Finish: Longer than expected, a combination of honey, vanilla, and earth notes.

Thoughts: Probably one of my favorites among the lighter summer styled Scotches.

Score: 80 out of 100