So back in July, our Whisky Ladies had an evening featuring a trio of highland drams. It was a lovely evening where the tasting progression was spot on! And then I somehow managed to lose my tasting notes – for months!
Finally recovered, hope you enjoy our impressions…
AnCnoc Black Hill Reserve 46%
- Nose – First whiff was full fruity, a bit spicy, a little rustic, some hay, lovely honeyed sweetness, like a fresh fragrant meadow, rewarding us with a delightful perfume. After the 1st sip, grapefruit citrus twist, vanilla, desert custard, heather
- Palate – Lovely, floral, lots of honey, orange, gets more and more flavourful, spice
- Finish – Heather with leather, long and satisfying
We really enjoyed this one and found it both very well balanced and frankly, just well done! That light, bright sunshine kind of whisky that is a perfect way to start…
We set it aside to try the next two and then revisited to find honeydew melon, honey… quite pleasant.
And what do the folks at AcCnoc have to say?
Knockdhu Distillery’s enduring charisma echoes the timeless allure of the nearby Knock Hill, known to the locals as the Black Hill. It is the source of the springs which bring our whisky to life and in whose shadow the Distillery has flourished since 1894. Gaelic for Black Hill, Knockdhu remains rooted in traditional production methods, yet the refreshingly modern personality of anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky conveys its contemporary outlook. An outstanding addition to our range of whiskies, Black Hill Reserve is testimony to the finest qualities of anCnoc. Matured exclusively in first fill American oak ex-bourbon casks, it is a whisky every bit as captivating as the historic corner of Scotland from which it comes.
Did we agree? Absolutely!
Depending on where you travel, you may be lucky enough to find this in travel retail for around £52.
What else did we try in our Highland Treat?
- AnCnoc Rùdhan 46% – A peatier persuasion, spice, apples, interesting…
- Glen Garioch 15 year Sherry Cask 53.7% – Coffee candy, heavy sherry and brilliant paired with cheese
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