an Cnoc (a-nock) is actually produced at the Knockdhu distillery which is situated in the picturesque village of Knock in Aberdeenshire, up in the north east corner of Scotland.
In 1892 John Morrison bought the Knock estate from the Duke of Fife, following the discovery of several springs on the southern slope of Knock Hill. The surrounding land was full of peat and barley and the Great North Railway line ran nearby. John saw a golden opportunity. Knockdhu opened its doors in October 1894 and the methods used to make anCnoc have hardly changed in over 100 years. It remained in continuous operation until 1931, when it was forced to close for a few years due to the economic depression. Wartime restrictions on barley forced a second closure from 1940-1945. Knockdhu was again closed in 1983, but was sold to Inver House in 1988, production resumed in February 1989. Previously named Knockdhu after the distillery, it was renamed an Cnoc in 1994 to avoid confusion with Knockando.
an Cnoc is a Gaelic word meaning ‘the hill’
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50 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Highland)Official distillery bottling, 50 ml mini bottle with distillery label.
700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland ( Highland)The anCnoc 12 year old (a-nock) is renowned the world over. Known as a must-have in any whisky drinker’s 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.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)anCnoc Flaughter is named after the Flaughter spade which is used to remove the top layer of peat which is richer, more rooty and produces more reek. This gives a heavier, smokier flavour to the whisky, in this expression, with a PPM of 14.8
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)anCnoc Cutter is named after the hand tool used to cut peat from less wet, shallower bogs. This means the peat it reveals is drier and therefore more easily burnt producing a whisky that has a medium-heavy smokiness, in this case, with a phenol content of 20.5 ppm. (higher than Flaughter at 14.8 ppm)
1000 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)The dark, smoky side of anCnoc has proven a real hit with whisky enthusiasts, a fact highlighted by the recent award for anCnoc Cutter. Barrow boasts a 13.5 ppm phenol content at 46% ABV. It also hasn't been chill-filtered or coloured. Barrow is limited to only 7,500 bottles worldwide.
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700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)Wholly maturing anCnoc in American bourbon barrels allows the characteristic intense citrus notes to shine through. anCnoc 16 Years Old has been bottled in its most natural form, as it’s neither chill-filtered nor coloured.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)The anCnoc 18 Year Old has matured in Spanish oak ex-sherry casks and American oak ex-bourbon barrels and has been bottled in its most natural form, neither chill-filtered nor coloured.
"Sweet, spicy and full of sherry goodness. lots of oak playing first violin here, spiced oak, it’s a lovely ending to a delicious dram. Splendid"