Vintage 2001

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 137
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Brand: anCnoc
Expression: Vintage 2001
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Pineapple which has been griddled and placed on top of a milk rum punch. There is barley water too and hints of toasted coconut and vanilla.
Palate: It takes a while to settle down, and as it does it brings out big copper tones, bloody orange pith, cardamom and fennel. The alcohol gives this some fire, too.
Finish: Lingering spice of fennel and clove give this almost a Scandinavian feel.
Comment: Nice, could do with being a touch more mellow to score higher.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Edgy and slightly industrial with hard barley and hints of wine gums, burnt caramel, honey and coffee.
Palate: Industrial, hard barley with hints of honey and homogenous sweet fruit, although there isn’t enough sweetness to offset the industrial character. Lightly coffeed and oily middle.
Finish: Medium length with lingering industrial notes and a touch of spice.
Comment: As readers will know, this is not a style of whisky that I warm to.
Visit the distillery
Knockdhu Distillery, Knock, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Speyside, Scotland
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