Another quick one today.
Got this sample from FineDramsTM with a load of others. Just wanted to try something from this distillery and the most basic offering seemed like a good way to check out the distillery character.
Funnily enough AnCnoc is NOT a distillery, the distillery is Knockdu but they had a clash with Diageo because they have a similar named distillery, Knockando, so renamed their malt.
AnCnoc 12 40%
Colour: Light Gold
Nose: Fresh and citrus-y. Vanilla, some pastry, lots of lemon, lemon juice, a little grapefruit, lime. A bit of coffee and chocolate too.
Taste: Gentle arrival, developing very lemony, lemon juice, lemon zest, then some pastry and vanilla, some ginger spice and white pepper (A little youth?), a little oak with chocolate and coffee into the finish.
Finish: Medium length. Oak, ginger and white pepper with a little coffee.
I found this to be pretty average I’m afraid. I’d like to try older versions at a higher strength though.