anCnoc 12 Years Old
Speyside single malt scotch whisky
40% ABV, £31 for 70cl
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
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
Full amber gold (9/20), medium tears
Light floral heather blossom, fruity cider apples, lemon cream puff and malted milk biscuits, cereal barley draff
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!
Medium length, gentle, fruity honey, citrus fruits hints of zest. refreshing and cleansing
Sweet, friendly and approachable. A very drinkable introduction to anCnoc’s whisky.