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anCnoc 16 Year Old

How Do I Pronounce This Again?

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@AlanjpReview by @Alanjp

10th Feb 2012


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An Cnoc has to be pronounced with a couple of silent letters, I remember being told that at Pure Festival last year and it does highlight this on the bottle too, however now I’ve typed that I realise that wont really matter as your reading rather that saying this review!

It’s a very pale whisky, you could say it looks a lot younger than the 16yrs it has behind it I guess. A pale yellow, like the afternoon daylight. The yellow theme for me carried over into the nose, with lemon peel, lemon zest and a general citrusy aroma coming through. There was a sweetness about it too though.

This really all stayed in my sense as I tasted the whisky, there was a sharpness to it, I think the citrus kinda made that one happen! The finish was long and lingering, remaining sharp till the dying embers faded!

This dram certainly leaves an impression on you, but not in a “I’m very special” kinda way, more a “I’m just above average” kinda way. Worth a try though without a doubt.

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