Nc'Nean 2017 5 Year Old Tequila Finish Exclusive To The Whisky Exchange

  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 59.5%

Nc'Nean 2017 / 5 Year Old / Tequila Finish / Exclusive To The Whisky Exchange

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Product Description

Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange, this single cask whisky is made from organic Scottish barley and fermented for up to 114 hours to create a high-ester spirit brimming with flavour. It was matured in a first-fill ex-bourbon cask before being finished in an ex-Tequila cask, imparting green, floral and vegetal aromas of Padron peppers, wildflowers and citrus on the nose. This is followed by a rich, creamy texture with notes of lemon curd, tinned peaches, cracked white pepper and nutmeg on the palate.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose

      Lime and vanilla with a dusting of white pepper. Cinder toffee follows along with white chocolate (the good stuff), creamy milk chocolate, sultanas, and lemon posset, drizzle cake and candied peel. Buttery shortbread and Garibaldi biscuits follow along with a delicate thread of meadow flowers.

    • Palate

      Buttery grain, candied lemon peel and butterscotch lead. Rich orange notes follow, along with apple sauce, peach and the white pepper from the nose. Toffee builds along with a touch of sweet yellow capsicum.

    • Finish

      Peppery and spicy with creamy toffee.

  • Amardeep Grewal, The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose

      Candied citrus and pear drops lead to subtle hints of sesame with honeycomb and white florals on the nose.

    • Palate

      A sweet and creamy texture with notes of lemon meringue pie, salted caramel and crisp apple, complemented by freshly-baked lemon muffins.

    • Finish

      Lightly-brewed green tea, followed by menthol and white pepper.

How we pack
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    Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard. Our special air-inflated packaging is both re-usable and recyclable, as well as efficient to both transport and dispose of.

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    We deliver to countries all over the world! You can also select express delivery, or pick a specific delivery date, at checkout.

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    Our experienced warehouse team take great care with every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.


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Crafted Slowly

This bottling is part of the Aon collection – meaning 'one' in Gaelic – which comprises hand-picked single casks of unique character. Though Nc'nean's rise to prominence has been remarkably rapid, at the distillery itself they like to take things slow. This applies to malting organic Scottish barley, fermenting with high-ester yielding yeast, and distilling slowly – which allows for more copper contact and results in a clean and fruity new-make spirit. For this release, that spirit was aged in a first-fill bourbon barrel and then matured for an additional two years in an ex-Tequila cask, which has added a subtle vegetal character to the whisky.

Made by Nature

Nc’nean distillery is nestled on the wild west coast of Scotland. Its picturesque surroundings give inspiration to its beautiful bottles, which are made with 100% recycled glass and adorned with local Scottish flora. Once you scratch beyond the vibrant surface, you’ll find a distillery that does business in accordance with its values – a fact best illustrated by its rigorous approach to sustainability and B Corp certification. Happily, Nc’nean delivers on flavour too, showing us that great whisky doesn’t need to be hard on the planet.

You can explore more expressions from this remarkable distillery here.

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