anCnoc 35 Year Old Limited Edition 2nd Release
70cl, 41% abv
anCnoc is a rather curious whisky. It comes from the Knockdhu Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, a place where traditional production methods are used to craft a refreshingly modern single malt; light and elegant. But give it time, more than three decades’ worth in fact, and this crisp, fresh whisky becomes lush and complex, bursting with personality. Filled with their charismatic spirit from back when flared jeans were all the rage, hand-picked American oak casks aged quietly in the warehouses to eventually bring a whisky like no other. Rich and opulent but with exactly the vibrancy and balance you’d expect from anCnoc, the single malt of Modern Tradition. The family resemblance to their younger expressions is intact, distillery character shining brighter than ever.
Colour: Baltic amber.
Nose: Top notes of lemon curd, green apples and cut flowers are followed by a heavier honey sweetness, creamy toffee, leather, spices and a pleasant touch of warming wood smoke, making for a fragrant and rich nose.
Palate: Oily and full-bodied. Honey and fresh vanilla sit firmly on the palate, with spiciness and, once again, slight smokiness woven in.
Finish: Long and rewarding, with hints of ground spices and caramel sweetness.