AnCnoc 12yr Review | Whiskey Raiders
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AnCnoc 12yr

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  • Distiller:

    anCnoc

  • Bottler:

    anCnoc

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It drinks young — and comes across a bit hot on the finish — but it’s charming in its own way.
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  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Indeed, a fine, pretty ‘natural’ and very honest malt whisky. Of fair marketable quality, as they used to say.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: All in all, a nice treat to enjoy when you've got a craving for something sweet.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Ancnoc 12 is in that “it’s not really good, but it’s not really bad either” kind of area.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Delicious and light, definitely on the more dessert end of things.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: Medium-bodied, smooth, and well-balanced, with more honey, apple, malt, vanilla, and cinnamon.
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  • Nose:

    Honey and doughy sweetness. Theres some light sherry style notes: fig, plum and syrupy grapes. Light strawberry. Its like a light, fragrant, fruity arrangement in a small danish pastry. I enjoy it.

  • Taste:

    Sweet but thin mouth feel. Theres a lot of sweetness here and its definitely a bit doughy also. Some thin vanilla icing. Summer fruits like grapes, strawberry and a tiny bit of raspberry.

  • Finish:

    Its medium to short and a bit hotter than expected for such a low proof dram, but its not too hot or unreasonably so. Very sweet but not cloying. Its light and summery and goes down easy.

  • Overall:

    I didn't know what to expect here - this is my first brush with AnCnoc's take on whiskey but it reminded me of a little sweeter Glengoyne. Delicious and light, definitely on the more dessert end of things. I really enjoyed it though and it could easily be a daily, no frills type of dram to me if the price was right. I don't see it much here in the Midwest but I would easily snatch a bottle in the $45-$50 price range. Based on this tasting, there's no question that this dram meets the criteria to merit a 5 rating. It's solid, delicious and I don't see any real flaws with it.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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