The story of the Knockdhu distillery starts with a man of vision (who also had an eye for a good investment). In 1892 an enterprising chap named John Morrison bought the Knock estate. The surrounding land was full of peat and barley. And the Great North Railway line ran nearby. So when springs of pure, clear water were found, John saw a golden opportunity. Samples of the water were sent for analysis and soon negotiations were under way with The Distillers Company of Edinburgh to build a distillery. Knockdhu opened its doors in October 1894. Back then it was regarded as the perfect embodiment of a modern distillery. So it’s perhaps no surprise that we still produce a light, intriguing and thoroughly modern whisky to this day.
Our single malt is refreshingly light and modern, even though it’s made using traditional methods. Our 12 and 16 Year Old bottlings have a clean, fresh character. However, anCnoc 35 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky is our oldest offering yet. As you’d expect, it shows a richer, more complex personality. However the resemblance to the younger expressions is unmistakable. anCnoc 35 Years Oldis bottled in its most natural state; cask strength, non-chill filtered & natural colour and is limited to only 1,495 bottles worldwide.
NOSE: Smooth and well-balanced, with sweet, fruity overtones and hints of vanilla, opening up with a drop of water to bright honeysuckle and gooseberry.
PALATE: Sweet notes of sherry and vanilla balanced with a zing of citrus.
FINISH: Long, slightly drying finish.