18 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 126
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Brand: anCnoc
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: A big, rich, moderately mature, bourbony oak nose with hints of cereal, dusty spice, orange and dunnage. Juniper, honey and coffee; oak becomes luscious and creamy.
Palate: Crisper and sharper than the nose with barley, citrus and a light herbal note. A lot less oak! But still adding structure. Coffeed and gritty on the middle as the tannins emerge.
Finish: Long and herbal, dry finish as the citrus scythes its way through the oak. Peppery spice and coffee after-taste.
Comment: A whisky of two halves! Big and oaky on the nose but crisp and fresh on the palate.
Taster   Sara Smith
Nose: Sweetened porridge and dark sugar caramel, but with a slightly acidic note to it. Light, creamy banoffee (especially the toffee), an unexpected floral note.
Palate: Bold, sweet malty notes, a bitterness reminiscent of dark chocolate or black coffee, but without the fullness of flavour. The warmth lasts after the flavour has faded.
Finish: The bitterness from the palate continues and deepens to a malty, beer-like note with a hint of the chocolate cream.
Comment: A neat, unfussy whisky with good warmth and a clean, malty flavour.
Visit the distillery
Knockdhu Distillery, Knock, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Speyside, Scotland
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