anCnoc Scotch Now Comes In A 18 Year Old Expression - The Whiskey Wash

anCnoc Scotch Now Comes In A 18 Year Old Expression

By Nino Marchetti / December 3, 2014

ancnoc-18Scotland’s Knockdhu Distillery, known for its line of anCnoc single malt whiskies, has unveiled a new addition to this brand that’s seen almost two decades of rest in American oak ex-bourbon and European oak ex-sherry casks. The new anCnoc 18 Year Old is set to price for around £70 ($110).

The anCnoc 18 Year Old, according to the distillery, is non-chill filtered and naturally colored. It was bottled at 46% ABV and is in the mid-range of age amongst Scotch under this label. Initially 6,000 bottles are said to have been released globally.

Tasting notes for this new single malt are below courtesy of anCnoc:

Nose: Gentle spices and intense sweetness of dried fruits are topped with silky chocolate ganache, a squeeze of ripe orange and a mere suggestion of oiled leather. Intricate and elegant, balancing both maturity and Distillery’s signature character.

Taste: Full-bodied and bold, the palate brings aromatic spices, fruit loaf and candied lemon slices followed by a surge of vanilla custard, honey and runny caramel. European and American casks play in harmony delivering a lush and irresistibly moreish drinking experience while retaining anCnoc spirit firmly at the heart of this whisky.

Finish: Long and rewarding, the finish transforms from peppery and hot to deliciously sweet and smooth with an undertone of bitter pralines.

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