AnCnoc 35 Year Old Highland single malt Scotch Whiskey. Distilled at Knockdhu distillery. Limited to only 1,495 bottles worldwide.
Nose: Initial aromas of sweet wood, sticky toffee pudding and baked apples are followed quickly by ripe sultanas and honey. Fragrant orange oil and cinnamon gum come to the fore next with a hint of peppermint lingering in the background. A drop of water brings out honeysuckle, gooseberry and chocolate-covered papaya. Great complexity.
Taste: Spicy entry with cinnamon and white pepper. Rich Christmas cake and walnuts are followed by bitter orange chocolate, that really rich 70% cocoa stuff. Look for vanilla ice-cream and a zing of lime at the back. A palate and a half. The finish is intense and fizzy with flavours of spicy dried fruit, cocoa, citrus and nuts. Really long and very elegant.
anCnoc Single Malt Whiskey
anCnoc malt whiskey is produced at Knockdhu Distillery at Knock in the Highland whiskey region. It was established by the Distillers Company Ltd. in 1893 to produce whiskey for Haig's blends of scotch. Knockdhu has two stills with worm tubs and traditional dunnage warehouses where it matures both peated and unpeated anCnoc whiskey. Vintage releases include 1975 and 2000 whilst age releases include the 12 year old and 22 year old.