Review #46 (2014)
This is a peaty anCnoc, and the PPM is 14.8. Notice that anCnoc measure the PPM before bottling the whisky and not before the whisky is filled in the casks. This means, compared to other distilleries, that the PPM seems low but actually is much higher.
It is between 8 and 10 years old and the smell is lightly peaty and the oak smells burned. There is some vanilla and it seems very fat and oily. The taste becomes peatier and you find some grass and citrus notes. The peat in the finish is a bit lighter, and some sweet notes of honey come forward.
The balance is fine but the whisky is not that complex. Just a nice peat-whisky. The casks have been through the dechar/rechar (see glossary) process and it seems to work quite well. I rate this whisky 87/100 (22/22/22/21).