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anCnoc Single Malt Scotch Whisky aka Knockdhu Speyside Distillery  Information

anCnoc Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings

anCnoc 12 year old

16 year old

18 year old

22 year old

35 year old


Peated Range

Cutter, Flaughter, Rutter (Tushkar Sweden Only)


Travel Retail

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,

By Huntly,


AB38 7RP

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.

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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.