anCnoc Flaughter

Peated Single Malt

anCnoc // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    3.21
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 14 )

anCnoc’s Flaughter is named for the part of a spade used to remove the top layer of peat. When Knockdhu, the name of their distillery, first opened, peat was the primary fuel of the Highlands and whisky production was no exception. However, when railways spread throughout Scotland, the dependence on peat as a fuel source fell, and the style of whisky fell out of favor. Now that peated whisky is in full demand, you can expect to see new peated whiskies on retail shelves. This whisky is peated to a level of 14.8 ppm and is bottled at 46% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    American oak

Tasting Notes

"Sweet peat notes open the nose on this solid whisky. Smoke and ash character moves through, reminiscent of the day following a bush fire. Earth and light caramel tones appear before fruits and sweet malts show up. On the palate, the whisky is moderately smoked but with a floral and fruity sweetness behind it and dry, rich earth adding savory and toasted notes. The finish is on the short side, but is pleasant for what it is."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet