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THE KNOCKDHU   12 years old 40 %                 
The Knockdhu Distillery Co,
Banffshire

KNOCKDHU   14 years old 40%                 
Distilled 1974
Bottled 1988
Proprietors:
James Munro & Son Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

KNOCKDHU   21 years old 57,5%      INFO         
CNOC DUBH
Cask Strenght
Limited Edition
6200 numbered bottles
Knockdhu Distillery, Banffshire


Highland Malt
Speyside
THE KNOCKDHU     (1894 - 1983)  (1988     zie AN CNOC


Knock, Banffshire. Licentiehouder: James Munro & Son Ltd. Eigendom van United Distillers
Ltd.
Op 10 November 1989 wordt The Knockdhu gekocht door Inver House Distillers.
Inver House
Ontstaan door een management - buy - out, onder leiding van Bill Robertson en Angus Graham, die € 8,2 miljoen investeerden.
November 2001 werd Inver House voor E 56 miljoen gekocht door Pacific Spirits, onderdeel van de op de Virgin Islands gevestigde Great Oriole Group van de Thaise zakenman Charoen Sirivadhanabakdi.
Manager van Pacific Spirits is Ooi Boon Aun.
Robertson en Graham ontvangen samen E 37 miljoen en ook de 130 medewerkers ontvangen geld, sommigen € 50.000.
Inbegrepen in de koop zijn de vijf distilleerderijen Knockdhu, Speyburn, (Old) Pulteney Balblair en Balmenach.

KNOCKDHU

1893           Distillers Company Limited (D.C.L.) start construction of Knockdhu
                   Architects are Gordon &  Machey from Elgin
1894           Production starts in October
1894           Management of Knockdhu is transferred to Distillers Agency
1930           S.M.D. = Scottish Malt Distillers takes over production
1931           Knockdhu closes
1933           Knockdhu reopens
1983           Knockdhu closes in march
1988           Inver House Distillerstakes over Knockdhu from United Distillers
1989           Production restarts on 6th February
1990           First official bottling of Knockdhu
1993           Knockdhu becomes a new name: An Cnoc
2001           Pacific Spirits (Great Oriole Group) buys Inver House Distillers
                   price: $ 85.000.000
2003           New introduction An Cnoc with new packaging
2004           An Cnoc 1990 and 14 years old is launched
2005           An Cnoc 30 years old Limited Edition is launched
                   An Cnoc 1991 and 14 years old is launched
2006           International Beverage Holdings takes over Pacific Spirits U.K.
2007           An Cnoc 1993 is launched
2008           An Cnoc 16 years old is released
2011           An Cnoc Vintage 1996 is launched
2012           An Cnoc 35 years old is launched
                   3 Peter Arkle ( an illustrator) Limited Editions are released
2013           An Cnoc 22 years old is released
                   An Cnoc Vintage 1999 is launched
                   2 Peter Arkle ( an illustrator) Limited Editions are released

KNOCKDHU  DISTILLERY  also see An Cnoc

Water: Knock Hill
Mash tun: 1 x 4.2 tonnes
Wasbacks: 6 x  20.700 litres
Wash still:  1 x 10.350 litres
Spirit still: 1 x 9.500 litres

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