The delivery is youthful and barely reaching puberty then suddenly an intensely malty ascendancy followed by a healthy dose of drier oaks.
Finish : A sublime finale for its sheer delicacy and elegance; the peat no more than oozes, there are cups galaore of sugarless medium roast Mysore and finally, as a bourbony trail is discovered, soft liquorice and molassed sugar - easily the highlight of the experience: one of the best finishes of the year. ABV: 61.8%
The anCnoc 12 year old is renowned the world over. Known as a must-have in any whisky drinker’s collection, it’s light and yet complex. Smooth yet challenging. And each twist and turn delivers a surprise. In fact, this is a dram that has something for everyone. Colour: Gentle amber with a slight yellow hue. Nose: Soft, very aromatic with a hint of honey and lemon in the foreground. Taste: Sweet to start with an appetising fruitiness and a long smooth finish. Light yet complex, smooth yet challenging. This is a dram that has something for everyone. ABV: 40%
The anCnoc 18 Year Old has matured in Spanish oak ex-sherry casks and American oak ex-bourbon barrels and has been bottled in its most natural form, neither chill-filtered nor coloured. As a result this dram may develop a light haze with the addition of water or if kept at a cold temperature. This haze is a natural characteristic of whisky that is non chill-filtered. Taste: Full-bodied and bold, aromatic spices, fruit loaf and candied lemon are followed by a surge of vanilla, honey and caramel. The finish transforms from peppery and hot to deliciously sweet and smooth. ABV: 46%
A distillery like no other, traditional production methods are used to craft a curiously modern Single Malt. Proudly named anCnoc, meaning simply 'the hill' in Gaelic, every drop of this remarkable Scotch Whisky celebrates its Highland home, rich heritage and the spirit of Modern Tradition. AnCnoc 24 Years Old has been bottled in its most natural form – neither chill-filtered nor coloured, and as a result may develop a light haze with the addition of water or if kept at a cold temperature. This haze is a natural characteristic of whisky that is non chill-filtered.
AnCnoc Barrow Limited Edition Single Malt 1Ltr: Alcohol: 46% ABV. Colour: Faint gold. Nose: Apple peel and citrus extract peek out from under a blanket of smooth peatiness, rounded off by toasted vanilla and set toffee. Palate: Warming wood smoke. Creme brulee and ground spices add complexity and intensity to this uncompromising dram. Spices , oak and the familiar smokiness lead a lightly drying finish. Special: Non chill-filtered, natural colour. Knockdhu Distillery, established in 1894 and one of the smallest and most enchanting in the Scottish Highlands, is renowned the world over by malt enthusiasts for producing a Single Malt that makes every day a special occasion. The distillery nestles under the mysterious Knock Hill, known to locals by its Gealic name of anCnoc. Curiously, the Single Malt produced from the Knockdhu Distillery is not named after the Distillery. It is proudly named after the anCnoc, which provides the source of the pure crystal clear spring water that is an essential element of this Whisky.
AnCnoc Blackhill Reserve Single Malt Whisky 1 ltr:
"Black Hill Reserve is an impressive single malt Scotch whisky which has been allowed to mature in first fill ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 46% ABV. The name of this release comes from the name of the distillery, Knockdhu, which means Black Hill in Gaelic.
Nose: Lots of orchard fruit on the nose (something of a signature for anCnoc). Soon joined by sweet, creamy vanilla.
Palate: Apple and orange stay at the fore, backed up by continued bourbon-cask vanillas and a touch of cooking spice.
Finish: Quite long and chocolatey."
Crafted using Scotland's most treasured malt and grain whiskies, all of which have been matured for over twelve years, The Antiquary 12 Year Old is light and delicate with a smooth, lingering finish. AROMA - Peaty, earthy and solid, while in direct contrast displaying delicate fresh lemony lime characters. Nicely rounded and malty. PALATE - Mellow yet feisty, predominately malty, citrus flavours come through well with a gentle peaty touch. FINISH - Soft with a spicy tingle.
Matured in specially selected oak casks for over twenty one years, The Antiquary 21 Year Old is a smooth blend of rare distinction, containing only the best Scottish malt and grain whiskies. AROMA - Fresh and invigorating, very malty sweet – treacle toffee with hints of bitter orange and lemon. PALATE - Full and smooth with a warming syrupy sweetness, burst of malty flavours. Very long satisfying heather honeyed aftertaste. FINISH - Dry oak spice finish.
Containing an exceptionally high proportion of malt whiskies, The Antiquary is pleasantly sweet and perfectly balanced with a light and fresh character. AROMA - Clean and soft with vanilla, orange, lemon and very light smoke. PALATE - Fresh, but balancing mellow grain with ripe and fruity malt. Some heathery notes coming through. FINISH - Medium. Soft with a light smokiness.
Antiquity is a brand of Indian whisky, manufactured by United Spirits Ltd (USL), a subsidiary of the United Breweries Group. It was launched in 1992. It is available in two variants - Antiquity Blue and Antiquity Rare. Antiquity Blue is made of Indian and Scotch malt whisky blended with grain spirit. Antiquity Blue was awarded "Silver Best in Class" in the Spirits Tasting competition by the International Wine and Spirit Competition, held at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Conference, which took place in Las Vegas, United States from April 2 to 5, 2012. ABV:42.8%
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