The Knockdhu Distillery is situated in the picturesque village of Knock in Aberdeenshire. Which is up in the in the north east corner of Scotland. The story of the Knockdhu distillery starts with a man of vision (who also had an eye for a good investment). In 1892 an enterprising chap named John Morrison bought the Knock estate. The surrounding land was full of peat and barley. And the Great North Railway line ran nearby. So when springs of pure, clear water were found, John saw a golden opportunity. Samples of the water were sent for analysis and soon negotiations were under way with The Distillers Company of Edinburgh to build a distillery. Knockdhu opened its doors in October 1894. Back then it was regarded as the perfect embodiment of a modern distillery. So it’s perhaps no surprise that we still produce a light, intriguing and thoroughly modern whisky to this day.
AnCnoc Cutter is the latest edition to AnCnoc’s limited peated range and named after the Cutter, which is used to cut peat from shallower, drier bogs. This is the peatiest expression to date at 20.5 ppm. It was matured in ex-bourbon barrels, non chill-filtered, natural color, bottled at 46% alc/vol.
NOSE: Smoke, iodine, ash, toffee, fruit, vanilla.
PALATE: Creamy, peat, campfire followed by apple, peach, citrus, toffee, vanilla.
FINISH: Long, smoke, drying.
Very well balanced dram!