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AN CNOC         12 years old 40 %
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY       
The Knockdhu Distillery Co, Banffshire

AN CNOC   18 years old 46 %           INFO     
HIGHLAND SELECTION
Limited Edition
Distilled in 1983
Bottled in 2001
Genummerde flessen
700 bottles
The Knockdhu Distillery Co, Banffshire
                    
AN CNOC   14 years old 46 %        INFO
THE ENIGMATIC HIGHLAND MALT

LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
Distilled: 1991
Bottled: 2005
Special Edition Non Chill - Filtered
Knockdhu Distillery Company,
Aberdeenshire

AN  CNOC    30 years old  50 %
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1975
Matured in Spanish and American Oak casks
Bottled 2005
Limited Edition
Non Chill Filtered
The Knockdhu Distillery Company, Aberdeenshire

AN  CNOC  INFO
Established 1894
46 %                                                          
TUSHKAR  15.0  PPM
parts  per millions
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Limited Edition
Non chill - filtered
Natural colour
Distilled, Matured and Bottled in
Scotland by
The Knockdhu Distillery Company,
Aberdeenshire


AN  CNOC INFO
Established 1894
PETER  ARKLE  EDITION  46 %       
Highland malt Scotch Whisky
Limited Edition
Pronounced: ( a - nock)
Exclusive to Travel Retail
Non vhill - filtered
Natural colour
Distilled, matured and bottled
by The Knockdhu Distillery Company,
Aberdeenshire

Highland Malt
Speyside
AN CNOC (1894 - 1983) (1988   also see The KNOCKDHU


Knock, Banffshire. Licentiehouder: The Knockdhu Distillery Co. Eigenaar: Inver House Distillers Ltd.
Op 29 Oktober 1894 kwam de eerste single malt whisky uit de twee ketels van The Knockdhu.
Het is de enige distilleerderij die door The Distillers Company Ltd, (D.C.L) werd gebouwd, de overige distilleerderijen kwamen in hun bezit door overnames en fusies.
The Knockdhu ligt ten noordoosten van de rivier Isla nabij de Knock Hill, waar ook het water van wordt betrokken.
De single malt whisky van The Knockdhu ging bijna 100 jaar lang op in de blended whis-kies van Haig.
Gedurende de twee wereldoorlogen was The Knockdhu gesloten.
In 1940 werd The Knockdhu aangesloten op het electriciteitsnet.
Er waren verbouwingen in de jaren 1950, 1964 en in 1966.
De spoorlijn die langs de distilleerderij liep werd in 1967 gesloten.
In 1968 verdwenen de moutvloeren.
Tot 1972 werden de ketels met kolengestookt, daarna verhit met stoom.
The Knockdhu werd in 1983 gesloten.
In Februaru 1988 neemt Inver House The Knockdhu over en na een renovering in 1989 weer opgestart.


Inver House


Publicker Industries Inc, uit de Verenigde Staten introduceerden in 1950 een nieuw blended whisky: Inver House.
In 1965 bouwden zij een eigen graan- en maltdistilleederij met een bottel en blending-complex te Airdrie in de Lowlands
Dit gebouwencomplex staat bekend als Moffat.
Men bracht een single malt whisky uit met de naam Glen Flagler.
In 1973 kocht Inver House Bladnoch maar verkocht deze weer in 1983 aan Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd.
Loch Lomond werd in 1985 overgenomen van Amalgamated Distilled Products en wat later weer verkocht aan Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Ltd.
In 1988 was er een management buy-out.
De graandistilleerderij te Airdrie werd gesloten en Inver House werd van een bulkleve- rancier een merken leverenacier.
In 1988 werd de blend Hankey Bannister gekocht van I.D.V.
Op 10 November 1989 werd The Knockdhu gekocht van United Distillers Ltd.
In 1992 kwam de blend Catto, afkomstig van I.D.V. in hun bezit.
In Januari 1993 werd Speyburn overgenomen van United Distillers Ltd.

June 2012

An Cnoc launches the Peter Arkle Limited Edition: the scottish born artist has developed a range
of limited edition designs which will be launched throughout 2012.

The first release is based on a depiction of the ingredients malted barley, spring water, heat, yeast,
time  and magic ; the secret thing which makes An Cnoc  An Cnoc.

This whisky is a new expression, selected by distillery manager Gordon Bruce and matured in Spanish
sherry butts.

1000 cases of the first Peter Arkle Limited Edition will be released.

Pronounced"( a - nock)

The Tushkar spade has a long blade that cuts down through the peat, producing
a turf with a medium to slow burn. This peat creates and adds a complex but
medium smokiness to the whisky, in this case with a PPM of 15.0.

Friday 11 September 2015  

INVER House Distillers has teamed up with an Edinburgh-born fashion designer to help create a limited-edition tipple set to go on sale next February
Patrick Grant, the creative director of Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons and luxury menswear label E.Tautz, is joining forces with anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky to create the product's packaging.
Also a judge on BBC2's The Great British Sewing Bee, Grant's contribution extends to helping taste and profile the special-edition spirit.
His design will include a bespoke print inspired by the brand, the liquid's flavour notes, and the Knockdhu distillery production methods. When creating his final print designs he will also use input from the public, who can suggest what they think embodies anCnoc on social media using the hashtag #ModernTradition.
Grant - menswear designer of the year in 2010 and recipient of the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund 2015 - said: "Growing up in Scotland, and as big fan of anCnoc whiskies, it's a stroke of fate that led me to partner with them on this exciting project. I saw lots of parallels with my work and the masterful production methods used at the distillery - from provenance and heritage to craftsmanship and tradition but with a contemporary edge."

The retention of Knockdhu’s two originally-designed pot stills means Ancnoc’s signature fruity, citric and honeyed flavour is very similar in style to the whisky produced by the distillery more than 100 years ago.


Ancnoc is matured in a mixture of ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks, while the final whisky is free of chill filtration and added colour, lending weight to the malt’s light fruitiness.

The Ancnoc brand came into existence just a few short years after Inver House Distillers bought Knockdhu distillery from United Distillers in 1988.

Having brought the distillery out of mothballs in the February following its purchase, Inver House set about establishing a brand for its first Scotch whisky plant. It was felt, by the owner, that the distillery name was too confusingly similar to Speyside distillery Knockando, and so Ancnoc [meaning black hill] was chosen as the brand to represent its single malt.

The first official bottling of Ancnoc was released in 1993, although the brand never really took off until 2003 when it was relaunched with a 12-year-old bottling as its flagship. In the years that followed a series of vintages and age statements were released, and by 2013 the core range consisted of the 12-year-old alongside a 16, 18, 22 and 35-year-old.

A number of expressions appeared as part of the Peter Arkle collection – a collaboration with the renowned illustrator who designed the packaging – which was launched as a limited edition range in 2012.

While Knockdhu’s malt is renowned for its light, fruity style, the distillery has been producing a small amount of peated spirit for several years, which was finally released as part of a new collection in 2014. The peaty range comprises of Rutter, Flaughter, Tushkar and Cutter, all of which are named after peat-cutting tools and have been matured in ex-Bourbon casks for between eight and 12 years. Ancnoc notes the phenol content of all four, which ranges between 11 and 20ppm, based on the new make itself rather than in the barley.

1894
Production begins at Knockdhu distillery
1993
Considering Knockdhu to be too confusingly similar in name to another distillery, a single malt under the Ancnoc brand is launched
2003
Ancnoc is relaunched with a 12-year-old at the heart of the range
2008
Ancnoc 16 Year Old is launched as a permanent expression
2012
The brand’s oldest expression to-date, a 35-year-old, is released; the Peter Arkle collection kicks off with ‘Ingredients’
2014
The first peated Ancnoc is released in the form of the Peaty Range
OWNERS

International Beverage Holdings
PARENT COMPANY

Inver House Distillers
1993 - present


Internally, it is a mix of the old and new. The mash tun has a lauter system, but the washbacks are wooden, while the distillate is condensed in worm tubs.

The new make is heavily sulphury as little reflux is encouraged in the stills, but when that cooked vegetable element both flies off and is absorbed into palate weight, the dominant character is citric and intense. Fresh and vibrant when young, its weight allows it to mature well.

In recent years, a heavily peated variant has been made.

In 1877, Scotland’s largest grain distillers [Cambus, Cameronbridge, Carsebridge, Glenochil, Kirkliston and Port Dundas] joined forces to found the Distillers Company Limited [DCL] as a way of safeguarding their business against pot still distillers who at the time were switching between malt and grain depending on where the best profits were to be made.

In 1893, it made its first move outwith its Lowland grain heartland and built a distillery next to the village of Knock, just outside Keith, the first move in the creation what was to become the dominant player in Scotch whisky (DCL would eventually evolve into Diageo), encompassing grain and malt production as well as blending houses.

The site was chosen by DCL founding member John Haig & Sons because of its railway links, supply of local barley and availability of peat, and remained in the DCL stable until it was mothballed in 1983, one of many sites the firm had to close when the ‘whisky loch’ was at its deepest.

Its ownership passed to Inver House in 1988, who soon had a single malt on the market. This was called AnCnoc, rather than the distillery name, which Inver House felt was too similar to the already established Knockando.

In recent years Inver House has created a wetland area outside the distillery where the distillery’s spent lees is treated. A range has now been established, with 12, 16 and 21-year-old expressions at its core, supported by annual vintage releases.


1877
Scotland's largest grain distilleries join forces to create Distillers Company Limited
1893
DCL constructs a distillery in Knock and begins production the following year
1930
Scottish Malt Distillers assumes control of Knockdhu
1983
Knockdhu has a good run but is closed due to lack of demand
1988
Inver House Distillers purchases Knockdhu and reopens it the next year
1990
The first official bottling of Knockdhu single malt is released
1993
A second brand from the distillery, Ancnoc, is introduced
2001
Pacific Spirits acquires Inver House for $85m
2006
International Beverage Holdings buys out Pacific Spirits UK
2014
The first peated Ancnoc appears in the form of the Peat Cutter range

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
1.75
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
60hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
69%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
5
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Mainly unpeated, HP malt phenols at 48 ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Crisp, Boortmalt
MASH TUN TYPE i
Semi lauter
NEW-MAKE PHENOL LEVEL i
28-35ppm
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
69%
SINGLE MALT PERCENTAGE i
20%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
14,300
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Wide shouldered pot, small boil ball, tall head.
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
16,600
STILLS i
2 (1 wash, 1 spirit)
WAREHOUSING i
One racked and three dunnage warehouses
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
11,300
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Wide shouldered pot, small boil ball, tall head.
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
12,000
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
22,600
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
30,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Wood
WATER SOURCE i
Four springs from Knock Hill
WORT CLARITY i
Clear


In 1877, Scotland’s largest grain distillers [Cambus, Cameronbridge, Carsebridge, Glenochil, Kirkliston and Port Dundas] joined forces to found the Distillers Company Limited [DCL] as a way of safeguarding their business against pot still distillers who at the time were switching between malt and grain depending on where the best profits were to be made.

In 1893, it made its first move outwith its Lowland grain heartland and built a distillery next to the village of Knock, just outside Keith, the first move in the creation what was to become the dominant player in Scotch whisky (DCL would eventually evolve into Diageo), encompassing grain and malt production as well as blending houses.

The site was chosen by DCL founding member John Haig & Sons because of its railway links, supply of local barley and availability of peat, and remained in the DCL stable until it was mothballed in 1983, one of many sites the firm had to close when the ‘whisky loch’ was at its deepest.

Its ownership passed to Inver House in 1988, who soon had a single malt on the market. This was called AnCnoc, rather than the distillery name, which Inver House felt was too similar to the already established Knockando.

In recent years Inver House has created a wetland area outside the distillery where the distillery’s spent lees is treated. A range has now been established, with 12, 16 and 21-year-old expressions at its core, supported by annual vintage releases.


1877
Scotland's largest grain distilleries join forces to create Distillers Company Limited
1893
DCL constructs a distillery in Knock and begins production the following year
1930
Scottish Malt Distillers assumes control of Knockdhu
1983
Knockdhu has a good run but is closed due to lack of demand
1988
Inver House Distillers purchases Knockdhu and reopens it the next year
1990
The first official bottling of Knockdhu single malt is released
1993
A second brand from the distillery, Ancnoc, is introduced
2001
Pacific Spirits acquires Inver House for $85m
2006
International Beverage Holdings buys out Pacific Spirits UK
2014
The first peated Ancnoc appears in the form of the Peat Cutter range

ANCNOC PEATHEART IS BRAND’S ‘SMOKIEST’ MALT
07 November 2017
Highland single malt anCnoc has released Peatheart, a permanent new expression described as its ‘smokiest whisky to date’.

AnCnoc Peatheart smokiest whisky
‘Smokiest’ whisky: AnCnoc Peatheart is made from barley that has been peated to 40ppm
The no-age-statement whisky, produced at Knockdhu distillery in the village of Knock in Aberdeenshire, takes its name from peat bogs surrounding the area.

Made using barley peated to 40ppm (phenol parts per million), anCnoc Peatheart is described as ‘intensely smoky’ with notes of leather, stewed apples and chocolate.

The expression is the first peated whisky from the brand to communicate the ppm of the barley used, rather than the liquid itself.

Peatheart’s launch follows the culmination of the brand’s Peaty Collection, a series of limited edition single malts celebrating the traditional tools used to cut peat.

The Peaty Collection was lauded for defying industry convention by communicating the ppm of the liquid itself, rather than the barley.

As phenols are often lost during the whisky production process, it’s widely considered that the ppm of the barley is not a true reading of a whisky’s ‘peatiness’.

A spokesperson for the brand told Scotchwhisky.com the change was made to ‘fall in line’ with industry standards.

‘Peatheart’s 40ppm is the phenol content of the malted barley, whereas on previous anCnoc peated expressions the ppm was the measurement of the phenol content of the finished product, i.e. the liquid.

‘We were one of the only brands to communicate the ppm of the whisky as opposed to the barley, yet the consumer understands the industry standard better, which is the ppm of the barley.’

Bottled at 46% abv, anCnoc Peatheart will be available globally for around £52 for 70cl.

It joins anCnoc 12-, 18-, 24- and 35-year-old in the core range.

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