anCnoc 12 Years Old

Speyside single malt scotch whisky

40% ABV, £31 for 70cl

Score: 84/100

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What they say:

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

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What I say:

Sampled at the anCnoc masterclass in Edinburgh on 25th March 2015 and again during the #ModernTradition tweet tasting on 1st April 2015

Colour:

Full amber gold (9/20), medium tears

Nose:

Light floral heather blossom, fruity cider apples, lemon cream puff and malted milk biscuits, cereal barley draff

Taste:

Sweet & Floral blossom honey vanilla cream, apple sauce, custard cream biscuits and crème brulee all with a generous squeeze of fresh zesty lemon juice. makes me think of pancakes!

Finish:

Medium length, gentle, fruity honey, citrus fruits hints of zest. refreshing and cleansing

Overall:

Sweet, friendly and approachable. A very drinkable introduction to anCnoc’s whisky.