Nc’nean Quiet Rebels Annabel

Nc’nean Quiet Rebels Annabel Organic Single Malt Scotch Whisky

1. What they say


Our autumn series is all about the people who make Nc’nean what it is, about our small team of eco-conscious drinks fanatics on a mission to bring together a new generation of Scotch drinkers. We might be small, but our job is mighty, to pioneer sustainable production whilst creating innovative and delicious spirits. Each autumn, this bottling is selected by and named after one of our small team.

  • Casks filled in: June 2017 – May 2018
  • Bottled in: September – October 2021
  • Barley: 100% organic Scottish
  • Yeasts: Anchor, Fermentis, Mauri & Chardonnay
  • Bottled at 48.5%

2. Official tasting notes

  • Almond biscotti, tropical fruits, coconut, toasted vanilla

3. Details

  • ABV 48.5%
  • Age 3 Years Old
  • Bottler OB
  • Bottling Quiet Rebels Annabel
  • Cask Bourbon, PX Sherry, STR ex Red Wine and Tokaji
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £65.95
  • Origin Nc’nean distillery
  • Region Highland
  • Released 2021

4. What I say

The first release in Nc’nean distilleries autumn seasonal release range titled Quiet Rebels is named after the distillery founder Annabel Thomas. Made from a mixture of casks which produced 4504 bottles in total.

Sampled from Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar (2022 Edition) [Original]

5. The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • Colour Mid gold (7/20), medium-large tears and legs.
  • Nose Malty and vanillic, some apples present already, dusty sawdust and toasted oak, honey, almond, sweet cereals, light glace cherries and Victoria sponge cake.
  • Taste Medium-bodied, woody, sugary, malty cereals, toasted oak and vanilla frosting, both green and toasted coconut, crystallized ginger and rosy apple sweeties.
  • Finish Medium, sweet and sugary, mixed fruits and some citrus zest and plenty of vanilla.

6. Overall

Fairly well structured, displays some youthful spirit as you would expect for 3-4 year old whisky. There was more than a hint of cardboard I associate with STR casks added to the woody element here. This has clearly been well put together from the cask selection to final product. I’d be interested to see how Nc’nean improves with age.

7. Score 83/100

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