The Highland distillery of Knockdhu was built in 1877, marking the genesis of The Distillers Company (DCL), who would later evolve into industry giant Diageo. Used almost exclusively as blending stock, It didn't become known as a single malt until (under the new ownership of Inver House) its first official expression was released onto the market in 1990.
After a short time, the rather wise decision was taken to create the brand name “anCnoc”, and while it's pronunciation may not be immediately obvious, it had the desired effect of avoiding confusion with Knockando.
In 2012 anCnoc teamed up with Scots-born illustrator Peter Arkle to launch a series of Limited Edition whiskies. Now living in New York, Peter refers to anCnoc as 'remarkable liquid' and enjoys its 'magic'. It seems fitting then, that he should work on producing the packaging for the Collection.
This is the third release in the Peter Arkle Limited Edition range and this one features a picture of a dunnage wall as drawn by Peter on his visit to Knockdhu distillery in 2011.
Cask Type: Sherry Butts & Bourbon Barrels
46% ABV / 70cl