anCnoc 35

anCnocYesterday the guys from the Edinburgh Whisky Blog hosted another Twitter Tasting, together with the anCnoc Distillery. anCnoc is preparing the release of a new 35 year old whisky, later this year (probably after summer).

This tasting was not open for public entry, unfortunately for a lot of people, and I feel truly blessed to have been part of it!

anCnoc DistilleryIt starts with a light sweetness with a hint of wood, but very quickly the real character pops op. I get big hints of sticky toffee pudding with baked apple and some cinnamon. There are also scents of waxed leather and lacquered wooden furniture. If I am very careful, I get a snuffed candle.

It starts with honeyed sweetness and fruit, like a very nice Christmas cake. Sticky Toffee pudding again, but there is also a layer of nuttiness, brazil nuts (paranoten in Dutch).

The finish is long, very long. I get bitter chocolate. Orange peels boiled in syrup. Mixed nuts and raisins, and some wood to round it all off. Afterwards you get a slight fizzyness which leaves a slight but perfect dryness.

This is one fine dram. I am always worried about being a bit over enthousiastic after such a nice and exclusive tasting, but in this case I simply know it is justified. An absolutely terrific dram. Very smooth, but heaps and heaps flavour and complexity.

anCnoc 35 years old, 43% (at this moment, this can change a little bit before bottling).

Nose: 10
Taste: 9
Finish: 10
Overal experience: 10
Price/quality: ?

Total: 39 points

5 stars


About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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4 Responses to anCnoc 35

  1. I really enjoyed the event .
    it was a close call, and i almost did not take part because of several reasons…
    post to come which will explain all.


  2. JayDieNL says:

    Wooww… nice score, Sjoerd!

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