Nc'nean Distillery Organic Single Malt Batch 2 46% 2017

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Distillery Nc'nean Distillery
Bottler OB
Serie Batch 2
Bottled for
Distilled date 08.2017
Bottling date 28.09.2020
Country Scotland
Region Highlands
Age 3
Cask Type 65% STR Red Wine, 35% Ex-Bourbon
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 46
Volume 0,70
Condition In Orginal Box
Label Perfect
Stock

Professional reviews

BOW (88.5)

OTHER (88)

Words Of Whisky:

Nose: It’s herbal, somewhat floral and green with a touch of resin and juniper at first, followed by nectarines and peaches, but also a whiff of lemon pith. There’s a subtle malty layer with notes of porridge, and then some freshly mown grass also. Finally some icing and vanilla. Pretty attractive.
Taste: It has a little less to offer on the palate, although I enjoy the creamy mouthfeel. A sweet, malty arrival, but also butter, almonds and macadamia nuts. Charred oak with subtle touches of fennel and nutmeg. Finally a slight citrus-y note.
Finish: Lingering oak, malt and a whiff of peach.

Score: 80

The oak speaks a little too loudly at times, which I would at least partly put down to the STR casks. They are the legacy of Dr. Jim Swan and are used by many young distilleries around the world, as they are designed to impart flavour quickly. I’ve yet to be truly blown away by single malt whisky from such a cask.

That being said, the Nc’nean Organic Single Malt shows promise beyond the cask influence. I’d be curious to see a more naked Nc’nean matured solely in (refill) bourbon casks.

Nc'nean Distillery - Organic Single Malt Batch 2 46% 2017

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