When John Morrison bought the Knock estate from the Duke of Fife in 1892, he was a man with a vision - to make his investment pay its way. The discovery shortly afterwards of several springs of pure, clear and highly palatable water on the southern slopes of Knock Hill allowed him to do just that. Samples of the water were sent for analysis and within a month negotiations were under way with The Distillers Company of Edinburgh for the construction of a distillery on Knock Farm. The location, close to the Great North of Scotland railway line and just a few miles from the peat and barley-rich region of Moray could not have been more suited to such a venture. Foundations were laid the following year and the distillery, built using eye-catching local grey granite, began production in October 1894. Fuelled by a 16 horse power steam engine and deemed capable of turning out 2,500 gallons of spirit a week, Knockdhu was regarded at the time as the embodiment of a modern distillery. Despite the closure of the railway branch line in the late 1960s, production of whisky was sustained until 1982 when Knockdhu became one of a dozen distilleries owned by Scottish Malt Distillers to be closed in the face of declining demand for whisky worldwide. The closure was a distressing blow for the local community, but help was at hand in the shape of Inver House Distillers, who purchased Knockdhu in 1988 - the first distillery purchased by the company. It was the dawning of a new era, with production recommencing on 6th February 1989. Featuring contemporary new packaging, anCnoc was launched in 2003, confirming the brand as one which not only retains its long-established character and excellence, but is bold enough to stand out from the crowd.
anCnoc blas Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Colour: Golden honey. Nose: Densely sweet and fruity, with notes of lemon and candied orange peel. Tones of bitter chocolate and vanilla add complexity and weight. Taste: Full-bodied and oily. The initial burst of warm lemon tart is followed by notes of rum raisins and dark chocolate. A hint of ... more
anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 year old
The anCnoc 12 Year Old is renowned the world over. Known as a must have in any whisky drinkers collection, it's light and yet complex. Smooth yet challenging. And each twist and turn delivers a surprise. In fact, this is a dram that has something for everyone. Nose: Soft, very ... more
anCnoc Peter Arkle
Nose: Rich and spicy fruit cake aromas are complemented by creamy vanilla and pronounced sticky toffee. The middle note of freshly picked green apples is accentuated by just a touch of blood orange zest. Complex and satisfying. Colour: Rich copper with amber highlights Taste: Sun-dried raisins and honey explode on ... more
anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition Brick Label Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky
Nose: Honey and lemon notes are accompanied by apples and sweet vanilla. Touches of leather and orange zest add to the depth. Colour: Bright amber Taste: Spicy with notes of vibrant citrus, sherry and dark chocolate. The finish is long and smooth with notes of oranges and sherry. more
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