The Knockdhu Distillery is situated in the picturesque village of Knock in Aberdeenshire. Which is up in the in the north east corner of Scotland. 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.
AnCnoc Rutter is a part of AnCnoc’s limited edition peated range and named after the rutter spade, used to size and separate the peat blocks producing a turf that is slow burning. This peat creates less reek therefore gives the whisky a more fragrant smokiness. It is non chill-filtered, natural color, bottled at 46% alc/vol., peated to 14.8ppm.
NOSE: Initial peat, lemon rind, nutty, black tea, green fruit.
PALATE: Oily, rich, green apple, honeyed fruit, vanilla, spice, pineapple, peardrops, leather, with smoke in the background.
FINISH: Medium, light, tobacco, spice and leather.
Final note: We have always wondered what a great malt like AnCnoc would taste like if it was peated. Now you have a chance to find out for yourself with Flaughter, Rutter, and Cutter, so go on and experience the dark side of AnCnoc, you know you want to!