An Cnoc 12 Years70cl
An Cnoc 12 Years
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In 1892, Mr John Morrison bought the Knock Estate in the small village of Knock, in Aberdeenshire. This glorious piece of land was full of peat, barely, and springs of pure, clear water. Pair all of that with the railway tracks which were right next door and you have all of the ingredients for a world-class whisky distillery. That is why the Knockdhu Distillery was born a mere two years later. The Gaelic name for Knock Hill, the black hill under which the distillery rests, is "AnCnoc". So, this is from whence the brand gets its name.
AnCnoc still uses the original copper pot stills and traditional techniques to make their pleasingly modern, yet traditional, whisky. The AnCnoc 12-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky is a non-sherried Speyside malt. This delicious whisky is aged for 12 years in American and Spanish oak barrels which were previously used for either sherry or bourbon. The casks age in warehouses with thick granite walls to achieve stable temperatures.
This gentle 12-year-old single malt is a very clean whisky with layers of complexity in its flavour. Medium-bodied with a decent length finish, you will love the interplay of flavours on the tongue. This excellent malt is perfect for any occasion. Its sweetness and fruitiness make AnCnoc 12-Year-Old the perfect pairing for cheese plates.
Description of An Cnoc 12 Years
An Cnoc 12 Years
- Colour: A light golden yellow
- Aroma: A hearty and rustic with earthy grain notes supporting sweeter notes of vanilla and green apple.
- Taste: Full-bodied with a bit of spice on the palate. The flavour is balanced and complex, with notes of roasted nuts, orchard fruits, winter spices, lemongrass, and gingerbread. The finish is warm and medium-long showing notes of oak and barley. An Cnoc 12 Years is best enjoyed straight at room temperature or on the rocks, depending on your personal preference.
PRODUCER: AnCnoc. The distillery was previously known as Knockdhu, Gaelic for "Black Hill", but changed its name to anCnoc (pronounced "a-nock") in order to prevent confusion with a nearby distillery with a similar name. The distillery began in 1824, a standard of modern production at the time. Nearly two centuries later, anCnoc uses traditional methods to create exceptional scotch whiskeys.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: The production methods are traditional and almost entirely unchanged since anCnoc's inception. The two copper stills are the same dimensions at the original stills used the distillery used when it was first founded. After double distillation, An Cnoc 12 Years is aged in American and Spanish oak barrels in anCnoc's dunnage warehouses that have granite walls for stable temperatures.