Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Inver House Distillers has announced the launch of a new no age statement (NAS) limited edition anCnoc expression, featuring bottle and packaging artwork by Scottish fashion designer Patrick Grant.

anCnoc Blas (54% ABV) which takes its names from the Gaelic for the word ‘taste’, has been matured in Spanish and American oak barrels and bottled without colouring or chill-filtration.
anCnoc Blas

Created in partnership with Patrick Grant, best known for his role as creative director of bespoke tailors Norton & Sons of Savile Row, the unique bottle and tube design is said to embody everything anCnoc represents; its Highland home, rich heritage and the spirit of a modern tradition.

Patrick spent over a year designing the bespoke print used on the packaging, and had a little help from anCnoc fans, who took to social media in October 2015 to submit images and messages which inspired the final design.

Commenting on the new limited edition bottling, Patrick Grant, said: “I spent a lot of time at Knockdhu not only taking in the landscape and surrounding areas, but getting to know the people that work there and the methods that they use. Everything in the print is from the hill, the village of Knock or within the distillery itself and tells the story of the making of Blas. I’ve tried to interpret anCnoc’s history and tradition in a modern way, and hope this is translated through the aesthetic of the bottle.”

anCnoc Blas, will be available later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £49.99.

Posted by Steve Rush