Currency and Delivery Country

We're just loading our login box for you, hang on!

Knockdhu

In 1892, John Morrison purchased the Knock Estate and farm. Shortly after, he uncovered a spring on Knock Hill’s southern slopes. He found the water to have a superb flavour and sent it to a Distiller’s Company Limited-owned Laboratory in Edinburgh for evaluation. They confirmed the water was indeed of outstanding quality and put up an offer for the site. Morrison gladly accepted. The Knockdhu distillery was built in May of 1893 and designed by the Elgin-based architects Gordon and Macbey.

The distillery was the first to be built by Distillers Company Ltd. The water is piped from Knock Hill to the distillery and also to those living in the local village, though today five other water sources are used in supplement as well as that from the Ternemney Brook, which proffers the distillery’s cooling water. The capacity is small; the distillery’s pair of stills produce around 900,000 litres yearly. Today, none of the whisky is bottled as Knockdhu single malt. Rather as anCnoc. The name anCnoc was chosen as the current owners, Inver House, deemed Knockdhu too similar to Knockando and relabelled it to avoid confusion. Despite being small, the Knockdhu whisky distillery boasts large onsite storage facilities; its five warehouses have space for 7,600 casks.

In 1930, Knockdhu was transferred to the hands of Scottish Malt Distillers, who closed it a year later. The distillery then reopened in 1933, but closed for the Second World War. During this time the buildings were used to accommodate soldiers from India. Inver House acquired the distillery in 1988 and two years later released the first official bottling. A further three years passed and the first bottling of anCnoc was released. Inver House were, in turn, acquired in 2001 for £124 million. In 2006, Inver House became a subsidiary of Thai Beverages Plc. Knockdhu whisky is distilled from unpeated malt, though for several weeks each year a lightly peated malt of 22ppm is used. Independent releases are nigh on impossible to find.

anCnoc 1990

70cl, 46%

A 14 year old bottling from the Knockdhu distillery, bottled in 2004. It was in 1993 that Knockdhu started bottling their single malt under the anCnoc label.  More info

anCnoc 1990

Knockdhu 10 Year Old 1994 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A 10 year old Knockdhu distilled in 1994 and bottled in 2005.  More info

Knockdhu 10 Year Old 1994 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

anCnoc 1996

70cl, 46%

Distilled at Knockdhu in 1996, this was bottled as anCnoc in 2011, and it offers a lovely creamy, fruity flavour, thanks to its maturation in top quality bourbon barrels.  More info

anCnoc 1996

anCnoc 1998

70cl, 46%

The An Cnoc 1998 is a limited release for 2012 from the Knockdhu distillery. This whisky possesses great drinkability and would make an excellent pre-dinner drink.  More info

anCnoc 1998

anCnoc 35 Year Old Limited Edition - 1st Release

70cl, 44.3%

A special limited edition bottling from anCnoc, this 35 year old bottling retains a youthful edge, although it has benefited from its time in the wood.  More info

anCnoc 35 Year Old Limited Edition - 1st Release

anCnoc 12 Year Old with 2 Glasses Gift Pack

70cl, 40%

Knockdhu renamed their whiskies anCnoc to avoid confusion with the nearby Knockando distillery. This 12 year old exhibits a gentle, non-sherried Speyside style of whisky. This gift pack comes with…  More info

anCnoc 12 Year Old with 2 Glasses Gift Pack

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition - Casks (2nd Release)

70cl, 46%

This is the second releases of a series of limited editions from the Knockdhu distillery in collaboration with Scottish illustrator Peter Arkle.  More info

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition - Casks (2nd Release)

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition - Bricks (3rd Release)

70cl, 46%

Scottish illustrator Peter Arkle created this striking label for this lovely limited-edition bottling from the Knockdhu whisky disillery. Kudos Peter.  More info

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition - Bricks (3rd Release)

anCnoc 1999

70cl, 46%

The 1999 vintage of anCnoc single malt Scotch whisky from the Knockdhu distillery comes from carefully selected sherry and bourbon cask and is bottled without chill-filtering or colouring. It's just…  More info

anCnoc 1999

anCnoc Rutter

70cl, 46%

Distilled by Knockdhu in the Highlands, this is a peated anCnoc single malt Scotch whisky, one of the first from a new collection of peaty expressions made by the distillery. Peated to a level of…  More info

anCnoc Rutter
3

anCnoc 1975 (bottled 2014)

70cl, 44.2%

A limited edition 1975 vintage anCnoc single malt Scotch whisky from the Knockdhu distillery. The whisky was drawn from only three casks (Spanish and American oak) and eventually bottled in 2014 with…  More info

anCnoc 1975 (bottled 2014)

Knockdhu 10 Year Old 2005 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 53.5%

An independent bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Knockdhu distillery - you don't see that very often! This one is a 10 year old single malt, distilled in July 2005 and bottled in August…  More info

Knockdhu 10 Year Old 2005 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition - Luggage (Travel Retail) 1l

100cl, 46%

Another winning combination of anCnoc single malt Scotch whisky from Knockdu distillery and artwork from illustrator Peter Arkle, this time originally released for travel retail. The design shows…  More info

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition - Luggage (Travel Retail) 1l

Knockdhu 6 Year Old 2009 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%

A rather rare independent bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Knockdhu distillery, who release their whisky under the name of anCnoc. It was distilled in 2009 and bottled 6 years later in…  More info

Knockdhu 6 Year Old 2009 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

Recently viewed