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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Saturday, 21 June 2014

ANCNOC KNOCKDHU 1975 (2005) - DISTILLERY BOTTLING

Knockdhu Distillery or rather AnCnoc as their whisky is called is a distillery on the edge of the Speyside region - actually its in the Highland, east of Speyside and a distillery you'd easily miss when in the area. They're usually not open to the public, but they've, most times, been very forthcoming if you contact them in advance if you want a peek inside.

Their whisky carries a style I like, very 'highland' as my review will also show and usually their bottlings are a mix of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks - so it can't be all bad, can it? ;-)

On to the review...

Knockdhu Distillery, September 27th 2009 © The Malt Desk

AnCnoc 1975 30yo, (bottled xx.09.2005) 50%, Spanish & American oak, Distillery bottling

Colour is light amber

Nose:
Vanilla, cooked fruits, quite some honey and sherry influence, a little mint and very generous with musty earthy notes as well - very 'highland' to me...

Taste:
The dark fruit sherry influence is there again right away, more fruit - mainly citrus lead by oranges and with an very lovely malty edge. Vanilla is in here too along with a slight burnt note and a herbal edge, tea, nutmeg and dash of pepper. Is there a trace of peat in here as well?

Lovely whisky for sure!

88/100!

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