anCnoc cutter

ancnoc-cutter

Sampled at Whisky Birmingham 2015 run by The Birmingham Whisky Club this was my second anCnoc and certainly a transition from the 22yr.

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience. as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Pale white wine

Nose:

Think smoke and ash with a hint of something underneath – Toffee? Vanilla?

Palate:

An even stronger flavour of ash than the nose gives but with a hint of un-ripened apple and a dash of citrus – Orange? A thick almost creamy quality to it.

Finish:

A long smokey finish to this one, peaty to the end.

Overall:

A stark contrast to the 22yr but another excellent dram. Always a pleasure to find out about a distillery for the first time and straight away be introduced to a range of delights after just sampling two of their whiskies on offer.

Notes:

Taken from anCnoc website:

cutter

20.5 PPM [parts per million]

The Cutter is a hand tool used to cut peat from less wet, shallower bogs.  This means the peat it reveals is drier and therefore more easily burnt producing a whisky that has a medium-heavy smokiness, in this case, with a phenol content of 20.5 ppm.

Colour

Cutter is pale yellow in appearance.

 

Nose

An initially thick and oily smoke structure reveals a sharper, more medicinal phenolic layer and a piercing burst of fruitiness. Ripe peaches and just a touch of oak. The nose is intense and unforgettable.

 

Taste

More ashy, with a slight apple-core bitterness. Leather and spicy vanilla is there too, lingering at the back, accompanied by sharper notes of pink grapefruit and ripe orchard fruits. Elegant and long. A kaleidoscope of spicy and peaty notes that die out with a juicy burst and a loud call for another sip.

 

Alc vol 46

Available sizes 70cl & 75cl

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