anCnoc is the whisky produced at Knockdhu Distillery located in the region Highland i Scotland. The distillery opened in October 1894. They produces both unpeated and peated whiskies. Today I am tasting the 24 YO which is an unpeated whisky.
Fruity and smooth on the nose. Peaches and red apples. Fresh tobacco. Warm and gentle. Some white pepper. A bit dusty after spending some time in the glass. Warm and surprisingly spicy on the palate. The fruitiness appears again, now with baked red apples and pineapples. I get white pepper and ginger. The finish is spicy and warm. Grilled slices of pineapples – without any smoke from the grill, just the juicy taste of warm pineapples. A bit dry with some oak and peanut shells.
My score: nose 22 / taste 21 / finish 21 / balance 22 = 86
Image from ancnoc.com.