anCnoc is a rather curious whisky. It comes from the Knockdhu Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, a place where traditional production methods are used to craft a refreshingly modern single malt, light and elegant.
But give it time, more than three decades? worth in fact, and this crisp, fresh whisky becomes lush and complex, bursting with personality.
Filled with our charismatic spirit back when flared jeans were all the rage, hand-picked American oak casks aged quietly in our warehouses to eventually bring us a whisky like no other. Rich and opulent but with exactly the vibrancy and balance you?d expect from anCnoc, the single malt of Modern Tradition. The family resemblance to our younger expressions is intact, distillery character shining brighter than ever.
Batch #6 - The Bad Guy has broken out of Colorado... Originally made as an experimental batch, Bad Guy is a wheated four-grain bourbon. It was 291's first award-winning bourbon whiskey and is most bold, rich, and complex whiskey. Made from corn, malted wheat, malted rye and beech smoked barley mash, this whiskey is heavier on the sweet side despite its high proof. Always presented at barrel proof. 2021 57.8% Alc. /115.6 PROOF?
15 Stars Triple Cask Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Cognac, Port, and rum casks
The new Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon, according to those behind it, is matured twice as long as the standard Eagle Rare 10-year-old bourbon. It is all about the presentation with this one in addition to the age though, with the Double Eagle crystal decanter featuring ?two beautifully sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside the bottle, and one serving as the stopper.
Nose:?Hints of vanilla, toasted oak and caramel.
Palate:?A gracefully aged oaky flavor.
15 Stars Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in tawny port casks
|MASH BILL WITH 75% CORN.
APPEARANCE: WARM AMBER / BROWN
NOSE: MEDIUM SWEETNESS WITH HINTS OF VANILLA AND OAK, HINT OF HONEY
PALATE: SMOOTH, MEDIUM BODIED, TOASTED NUTS
FINISH: SWEET, MEDIUM-LONG, VANILLA
AGED: NEW CHARRED OAK BARREL
INGREDIENTS: CORN, RYE, AND BARLEY
Global Spirits Competition: Gold
North American Whiskey and Bourbon Competition: Gold
Denver International Spirits Festival: Gold
Jim Murray's 2018 Whiskey Bible ratings: 92 points