Friday, August 30, 2019


anCnoc, has announced the launch of two new limited-edition expressions, as part of the 125th Anniversary of the Knockdhu Distillery.

anCnoc 16 Years Old Cask Strength (56.3% ABV) has been matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks. anCnoc 125th Anniversary Peated Whisky (46% ABV) has been matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks, before being finished in a Spanish oak butt.

anCnoc launches two new limited edition expressions

anCnoc 16 Years Old Cask Strength, combines traditions from the distillery’s past and modern methods of the present, honouring the distillery team’s passion for whisky making. It’s said to offer up a light, elegant expression – the epitome of a spectacular anCnoc malt. The pale, bright golden whisky offers aromas of sweet vanilla mixed with coconut and butterscotch toffee, and to taste, green apple and citrus mix with a faint, warming spice.

anCnoc 125th Anniversary Peated Whisky, is said to take whisky drinkers on a mellow journey from the heart of Banffshire’s rich peatlands, delivering notes of wood smoke, mixed with almonds and dried fruit and a touch of burnt toffee.

These latest limited editions from the Highlands based distillery, feature collectible packaging, each one illustrated to tell anCnoc’s unique story about the distillery’s heritage, with a celebratory copper lid, marked in honour of the 125th Anniversary.

Commenting on the news, Gordon Bruce, anCnoc Distillery Manager, said: “To be celebrating 125 years of making exceptional whisky is a real achievement. The traditional methods that make our whisky so special are still in use today, but we’re constantly innovating to offer a fresh take. It’s this combination of tried and tested means with a contemporary twist that makes anCnoc, and Knockdhu Distillery, one of the best places in the world to work – we have a lot of fun here. I’m lucky to have a seat at the helm of the Distillery in such an exciting year, and it’s an honour to the whole team to be able to oversee these two very special Limited Editions.”

He went onto say: “To me, anCnoc 16 Years Old is a very good example of what anCnoc should be – it’s a lovely, light, bouncy, zingy whisky – a beautiful dram. The Limited Edition Peated whisky is a great opportunity to offer something smoky with a hint of sweetness too – appealing to both peat enthusiasts and those who might not normally opt for peat. It was really important that, to mark this special year, we could offer something for everyone, and I think we’ve done just that.”

anCnoc 16 Years Old Cask Strength and anCnoc Limited Edition Peated Whisky, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of £100.00 and £80.00.

Posted by Steve Rush