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AN CNOC 16 ans
Single Malt, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 14738
AwardsMédaille d'Argent, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
- Appearance : or à reflets ambrés.
- Nose : expressif. Il se révèle fruité sur des notes franches de citron et de poire. Acidulé, il évolue sur des notes plus douces et gourmandes de vanille et de miel.
- Palate : fraîche et légère, elle se révèle épicée (cannelle, poivre) puis se développe sur des notes de caramel au beurre.
- Overall : crémeuse, longue et persistante sur le chêne blanc et la vanille.
- The brand
This distillery uses a variety of casks - butts and hogsheads in Spanish oak and barrels and hogsheads in American oak - to produce a light, but complex, whisky. Both modern and classic, An Cnoc’s official bottling stands out on the one hand for its extremely distinctive packaging - see the Peter Arckle vintages, the labels and tubes of which have been created by the artist of the same name - and on the other hand for the alcohol content which is often higher than average, as well as for its numerous dated vintages. A forward-thinking whisky with deep respect for tradition!
Built on the Knock estate in 1892, following the discovery of several sources of very pure, fresh water springs, the Knockdhu distillery continues to produce a single malt from the two original stills. In 2000, the owners of the distillery decided to change the name of their whisky, in order to avoid any confusion with another distillery in the same area, Knockando. The distillery uses a variety of casks – Spanish oak butts and hogsheads, and American oak barrels and hogsheads – to produce a light, but complex style of whisky.