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Peter Arkle Ancnoc edition No.2

23 October 2012 1,299 views Written by: Gal Granov

IMG_9443Time flies, and it seems only yesterday we reviewed the first Arkle edition. Here’s a 2nd one. You get the deal, it’s another lovely sherry focused (50%) dram from the knock.

Limited Edition No. 2 is a classic expression of single malt whisky from
Knockdhu Distillery with a twist. The whisky was matured in Spanish oak ex-sherry butts
(50%) and American oak ex-bourbon barrels, both first fill.  The
whisky is bottled at 46% ABV, unchill-filtered and presented at its natural color.

AnCnoc Arkle Edition No.2 , 46% ABV, £37, NASAnCnoc-Peter_arkle_2nd_release_1024x1024

Nose: perfumed honey. Apricot. Dried ones. Sultana. Wood. Cinnamon and spice. Sweeter than the normal ancnocs but not over. Not big sherry.

Palate : very nice. Sweet. Lots of honey liquor sort of with dipped sultanas. Dark chocolate Bon bons. Leather. Fig jam.

Finish : wood varnish. Chocolate filled with liquor. Demerara sugar.

Bottom line:

Lovely. Sweet. Chocolate-y. Winter after desert dram. Would be great with dark chocolate 70%, methinks. A lovely twist on the regular AnCnocs , good stuff, and lovely lovely packaging.

Score: 85/100

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