Review #168 | /r/Scotch Review #67 – AnCnoc 12
ABV: 43% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Nose: Honey and doughy sweetness. There’s some light sherry style notes: fig, plum and syrupy grapes. Light strawberry. It’s like a light, fragrant, fruity arrangement in a small danish pastry. I enjoy it.
Taste: Sweet but thin mouth feel. There’s a lot of sweetness here and it’s definitely a bit doughy also. Some thin vanilla icing. Summer fruits like grapes, strawberry and a tiny bit of raspberry.
Finish: It’s medium to short and a bit hotter than expected for such a low proof dram, but it’s not too hot or unreasonably so. Very sweet but not cloying. It’s light and summery and goes down easy.
Overall: I didn’t know what to expect here – this is my first brush with AnCnoc’s take on whiskey but it reminded me of a little sweeter Glengoyne. Delicious and light, definitely on the more dessert end of things. I really enjoyed it though and it could easily be a daily, no frills type of dram to me if the price was right. I don’t see it much here in the Midwest but I would easily snatch a bottle in the $45-$50 price range. Based on this tasting, there’s no question that this dram meets the criteria to merit a 5 rating. It’s solid, delicious and I don’t see any real flaws with it.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect