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anCnoc 12 Year Old

Uncomplexed

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

10th Feb 2010

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The anCnoc whisky is produced by the Knockdhu distillery, near Huntly in Aberdeenshire. Prior to it's mothballing of 1983, their spirit was an important component of the famous Haig blend. In 1993 the distillery was obtained and reopened by Inverhouse Distillers Ltd. They then started marketing their dram as single malt, under the label of anCnoc. This somewhat strange move was merely to make sure consumers would not confuse this signle malt with those of that other Speyside distillery, Knockando.

The nose is aromatic & soft with lots of honey, a bit of lime, liquorice and even cereals.

He starts off very sweet, but dries up fairly quickly. Reminds me a bit of fruitbeer (we have several in Belgium). At the end, it becomes a bit bitter.

The finish is short and very dry.

This is not at all a complex dram, but it doesn't pretend to be either. It's a good allrounder. A typical entry malt.

As it can be obtained for about 25 pounds, it's a good idea to have this in your cabinet at all times (as a daily dram or to serve to friends who are not yet introduced into the magical world of whisky).

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markjedi1 commented

Yep, that's the Power of Connosr :-) (Hey, I think JL should pay me a dram for this slogan, no?)

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