AnCnoc Rascan
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Knockdhu
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • phenols
  • spicy
  • honey
  • green apple
  • leather
  • zesty
  • savoury
  • vanilla

anCnoc

AnCnoc Rascan (0.75l, 46%)
Price $86.99

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Character Goatson
Everything lovely about anCnoc single malt with a delicate, savory puff of smoke.

John Morrison found a patch of land rich with barley, Highland spring water, and shallow bogs of dry peat. He smartly grasped the opportunity and bought the Knock Estate from the Duke of Fife, giving birth to the Knockdhu distillery 1894. With time the methods of production have changed, but their dedication to quality has not. Today they produce a wide range of single malts of various styles, ages, and special editions.

 A "rascan" is a traditional farmer’s tool used to harvest peat from the bogs. So the name alone tells you a bit about anCnoc Rascan Peated Single Malt Whisky. But all anCnoc Whiskies are Highlanders at their heart, so the peating is very mild. So what we are saying is that anCnoc Rascan Peated is all of the lovely, fruit-forward and delicate single malt that anCnoc fans are expecting with just a pleasant whiff of peat smoke in the background.

Smartass Corner:
The smoky/peaty/charring flavor of Scottish Whiskies is measured by the phenol levels measure in parts-per-million (ppm), and anCnoc Rascan clocks in at just 11.1 ppm. By contrast, Bruichladdich Octomore is a heavily-peated monster with 169 ppm — more than fifteen times more.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Knockdhu
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Colour
Vintage gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Bright honey and fresh peeled oranges with green apple and a bit of smoke.

Flavour / Taste / Palate
The peat is there with vanilla creams, citrus zest, and leather.

Finish
Delicate and light with a trailing smoke, spice, and florals.
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  • smoky
  • phenols
  • spicy
  • honey
  • green apple
  • leather
  • zesty
  • savoury
  • vanilla
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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