AnCnoc 18 Review

This is a 18 year expression from AnCnoc that is a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks and is bottled at 46% ABV.

Nose: Very briny with overtones of vinegar, grassy and hay filled malt with root vegetables and pickled cabbage.

Palate: All the bold farmy notes disappear here as it turns oddly flat and dull. Pickled vegetables remain with corn relish appearing.

Finish: Relish and brine linger on with honey and oak.

Rating: 79/100 – Definitely a unique profile with the vinegar/pickled notes. If the palate held up better, I could see this being more appealing.

Value for the money: Looks like this can be had for $73 on Master of Malt, but prices range up to $110 from what I’m seeing. $73 is a decent price on it, but the overseas shipping to US would drive that up quite a bit to the point where I don’t think this bottle would be worth it.

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