anCnoc Stack

anCnoc Stack was launched late 2016 as part of their rapidly evolving peaty collection. It has been matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels for more than 10 years and comes at around 20 ppm of phenols.



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(46%, OB 2016, 6000 btl.)

Nose: a lightly vegetal, mossy kind of peat smoke, sweetened with some honey and vanilla from the oak. Light apricot aromas and stewed apples. Fresh aromatic lemons, bordering on bergamot. Hints of dusty cereals underneath. Fairly light but very pleasant.

Mouth: starts on rather deep, earthy smoke, joined by some chocolate notes later on. Hints of Granny Smith, lemons and nectarine. Vanilla custard, hints of mint too.

Finish: not too long, peppery,  keeping a nice balance between fruity notes and gentle peat smoke.

A nice dram, with a fresh, almost summery character, delicate peat and decent complexity. A bit expensive though: around € 65, that’s twice the price of the excellent anCnoc 12 Years.

Score: 84/100