Gold Medal: 2015 International Wine & Spirits Challenge
"Naturally light in colour. Concentrated fruit and honey on the nose with great big rich wave of malt. Honey and lemon are to the fore with rich floral backing. Mouth fills with intense malt with unhurried flow across the palate. Silky smooth and beautiful balance. Impressive long finish."
The anCnoc 22 Years Old has been bottled in its most natural form - neither chill-filtered nor coloured, and as a result may develop a light haze with the addition of water or if kept at a cold temperature. Bright gold color with a copper tint. Sweet and spicy with notes of honey and toffee. Warm Christmas cake is accentuated by the freshness of lemons, green apples and cut flowers. All wrapped in a delicate whiff of wood smoke. Full bodied and complex. Distinct crushed clove, raisin and blood orange flavours are at the front, closely followed by layers of fragrant vanilla and leather. The long, rich finish is smoky and spicy.