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anCnoc Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings
anCnoc 12 year old
16 year old
18 year old
22 year old
35 year old
Cutter, Flaughter, Rutter (Tushkar Sweden Only)
Vintage 1975, 2000
anCnoc Single Malt Scotch Whisky Older Distillery Bottlings
21 Year old
1975 Vintage, Vintage1997
1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Highland Selection 13 year old, 26 year old
30 year old
Peter Arkle - Ingredients, Casks, Bricks, Warehouse
Knockdhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Knockdhu 23 year old
Knockdhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottlings
Provenance (Douglas Laing),
anCnoc Distillery, Knock,
Tel: +44 (0)1466 771223
Visitors by appointment
An Cnoc Scotch Whisky
Distillery Style Tasting Notes
Nose: Light, fruity, grassy, faint peat smoke.
Palate: Very light bodied, creamy on the palate, subtle traces of fruit, sweet, vanilla.
Finish :Creamy and sweet.
Founded in 1894
Location Speyside region, northeast district Huntly
Water source Local springs on Knock hill
anCnoc Distillery Equipment
Stainless Steel lined semi-lauter mash tun (5 Tonnes)
8 Oregon pine washbacks
2 squat stills with boil balls in their necks and worm tub
Produces un-peated and peated spirit
Storage on site is four warehouses (1 Rack 3 Dunnage)
Matured in ex Bourbon casks with an additional 15% in Sherry Butts
anCnoc Malt Whisky Distillery History
The Knockdhu Distillery, from which anCnoc comes, was founded in 1894 following the discovery of several springs of the purest, crystal clear water on the southern slopes of the Knock Hill
Situated beneath the Knock Hill, known to local villagers by its Gaelic name of anCnoc. Transformed by the Scottish wind and heather, the Knock Hill appears black from a distance, hence the Gaelic name Cnoc Dhubh, from which Knockdhu originates
Knockdhu Distillery is situated on the eastern perimeter of Speyside, which is renowned for its pure spring water and fresh crisp air
When production started in 1894 the Distillery was a showpiece, the two pot stills could turn out 2500 gallons of spirit per week
Today, the two original pot stills remain in the Distillery, providing anCnoc with its traditional distinctive flavour as tasted over 100 years ago.
Knockdhu has two tall ball shaped stills that produce 11,000 litres of spirit, which equals 4,750 six-pack cases
The conventional, cast iron mashtun’s produce a very clear wort, with a mash size of 4150kg
With six wooden washbacks in total, the average volume produced is 21500 litres. The wooden washbacks generate a more consistent wash, most distilleries today use new steel versions
Traditional worm tubs which were used in the original whisky making process are still used today to produce the finished whisky
The new make characteristics are clean, sharp, citrus, estery and floral
The typical spirit Vat strength is 69% Volume.