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  • 13October2016

    Rùdhan joins the Peaty Collection

    Meet Rùdhan, our latest travel retail expression to join the Peaty Collection.

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  • 11October2016

    Twice as nice: anCnoc Single Malt Scotch Whisky unveils the 35-year-old second release limited edition

    We’re delighted to announce the limited edition release of our most exclusive bottling to date; the balanced and full-bodied 35-year-old second release.

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  • 26September2016

    Stack launches at Whisky Live

    We are pleased to announce a brand new regional exclusive has joined our Peaty Collection. Launched at Whisky Live Paris on 24th September – a full-bodied, long-lasting smoky expression named Stack.

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  • 21September2016

    anCnoc launches our first ever single cask

    Announcing the launch of our first ever single cask to mark 60 years of French whisky specialists La Maison du Whisky.

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  • 19August2016

    Meet our newest team member: Lorraine Kennedy

    As we announce that Knockdhu now offers public tours, we'd like to take a minute to introduce our newest team member, Lorraine, who would love to show you around.

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  • 30June2016

    Stand out anCnoc 2001

    We’re casting our minds back to the, anCnoc Vintage 1999, 2001 & 2001 Twitter Tasting. So what was it that made anCnoc Vintage 2001 stand out on the night?

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  • 25May2016

    blas launches in Sweden

    Reveal blas's hidden Systembolaget Article Number for your chance to purchase one of just 130 Limited Edition bottles of whisky now available in Sweden.

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  • 21April2016

    anCnoc Vintage 2001 vs. anCnoc 24

    Let us share with you a comparison of the newly launched, anCnoc Vintage 2001 and, anCnoc 24 Years Old.

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  • 29March2016

    anCnoc Single Malt Scotch Whisky welcomes 2001 Vintage to portfolio of vintage expressions

    We're delighted to announce the introduction of the Limited Edition 2001 Vintage to our multi-award winning range of Vintage expressions.

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  • 23March2016

    whisky and chocolate inspired Easter

    We’ve created five whisky and chocolate pairings with the help of our Swedish brand ambassador’s Tommy Isaksson & Martin Tjäder, to give you a little inspiration for a decadent ‘adults only’ Easter treat.

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  • 15February2016

    unveiling 'blas'

    Announcing the launch of a new Limited Edition expression inspired by fashion designer Patrick Grant.

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  • 11January2016

    Cinderella Whisky Fair 2016

    This week we’re taking to the sea for this year’s Viking Line Cinderella Whisky Fair.

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  • 27November2015

    three simple food pairings with anCnoc 22 year old

    We've prepared three simple food pairings to go with the much-loved anCnoc 22 Year Old. Ready?

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  • 7August2015

    european exclusive 'anCnoc Peatlands' is launched

    We're delighted to announce that a brand new regional exclusive has been added to our Peaty Collection – the dark but delicate Peatlands.

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  • 3August2015

    travelling broadens horizons

    If you’re anything like us you simply can’t resist a peek into the whisky store at major airports you travel through. In the recent years the selection has increased exponentially...

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  • 9July2015

    tiger samples anCnoc 1975

    We asked Tiger, Edinburgh Whisky Blog editor and General Manager at the Usquabae Whisky Bar in Edinburgh to try our oldest expression to date, anCnoc 1975 Vintage. Here is what he thought.

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  • 22June2015

    men of knock: ian dingwall

    Today we’d like to introduce you to Ian Dingwall who started working at Knockdhu in December 1991. All current anCnoc expressions except the 1975 Vintage passed through his hands.

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  • 5June2015

    father's day whisky guide

    A bottle of anCnoc makes the perfect Father's Day gift, there are no two ways about it. But which one to choose? Simply follow these simple questions about your dad for a safe-bet gift option.

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  • 1May2015

    win anCnoc 22 year old for the #WhiskyMonth

    In honour of the Whisky Month and to help you get closer to the celebrations we're offering a chance to win a bottle of anCnoc 22 Year Old

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  • 29April2015

    a few great days in Sweden

    If we were to pinpoint the one country where anCnoc gets most love at a whisky show it could, just could, be Sweden. In no small part thanks to the Beer & Whisky Fair in the beautiful and vibrant city of Gothenburg.

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  • 15April2015

    new travel retail expressions

    Business or pleasure? Have you ever been asked this famous question on your travels? It seems that now an even more important binary conundrum arises and a new line needs to be coined. Light or dark, sir?

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  • 3April2015

    anCnoc cutter with a prestigious award

    Admittedly, we couldn't help a fist pump, high five and a few hoots when the latest World Whiskies Awards results came in!

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  • 31March2015

    from today back to 1975

    I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to taste anCnoc's oldest release to date.

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  • 19March2015

    how does anCnoc mature?

    At the distillery we get to try anCnoc at various stages of the maturation process. And sampling our spirit year after year is a wonderful experience that really helps to understand where anCnoc 12 Year Old's cherished character comes from.

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  • 25February2015

    anCnoc 18 vs anCnoc 22

    Whisky people sometimes say we've evolved two hands in order to hold two glasses. This may not be the generally accepted scientific explanation but there is a grain of truth here.

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  • 13February2015

    Valentine's Day whisky

    Match you partner's romantic personality and discover which anCnoc whisky will make the perfect gift this Valentine's Day...

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  • 30January2015

    anCnoc 1975 vintage is here

    We’re delighted to announce that from the 1st of February our eagerly anticipated 1975 Vintage will be released. This exclusive single malt was drawn from just three casks at our picturesque Knockdhu Distillery in Huntly.

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  • 9January2015

    the great winter anCnoc quiz

    As the snow flies and winter wind howls there’s little that can beat being sheltered indoors with a dram in hand. So if like us you’re looking forward to a winter evening tipple, why not follow our quick quiz to help you select your dram this evening.

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  • 18December2014

    festive party treats

    It's almost time to relax, indulge a bit, relax some more and then, inevitably, have way too many people over for drinks. If this Festive Season you're throwing a party and want to dazzle your guests with great food, our friend and renowned whisky and food expert – Martine Nouet – has a couple of suggestions.

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  • 4December2014

    anCnoc elves

    While the spirit we make now won't make it into the bottles for twelve, eighteen or perhaps thirty years and more, somehow it still manages to get busier around here before Christmas.

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  • 5November2014

    anCnoc 18 year old joins the family

    We are delighted to announce a remarkable addition to our multi-award-winning collection. The new 18 Year Old joins the family of single malts crafted here at Knockdhu Distillery in true anCnoc style.

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  • 23October2014

    the distillery experience

    When the WhiskyBoys met Gordon Bruce at the launch of the Peter Arkle Limited Edition anCnoc Single Malt in Glasgow, we had no idea that it would lead to us enjoying a three day insight into how Highland Scotch Whisky is produced.

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  • 9October2014

    Knock Bells

    Recently anCnoc fan Craig Muncie got in touch with us via our Facebook page to let us know he had just proposed to his girlfriend. With true love in the air we couldn't simply offer 'congratulations' and leave it at that, could we?

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  • 22September2014

    anCnoc vintage 2000 is here

    At last it's here. We are proud to announce the latest addition to our portfolio, the exclusive Vintage 2000. Only 1000 cases of this exceptional single malt will be available in the UK, Sweden, Japan and Russia, to name but a few, from September 2014.

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  • 17September2014

    home, sweet home

    Scotland is home and the sweetness of home always rubs off on the drink. Call us romantics, call us unreasonable, but no place beats the great Scottish cities when it comes to enjoying that wee dram properly.

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  • 1September2014

    Cutter joins the anCnoc Peaty Collection

    On the 1st of September a new expression has been added to the acclaimed Peaty Collection. Cutter is the fourth in the series and the peatiest one so far. While Rutter, Flaughter and Tushkar had phenol contents ranging from 11 to 15 parts per million (ppm), their new sibling boasts a very high phenol content of 20.5 ppm.

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  • 7August2014

    more whisky myths?

    There are still great many lost souls out in the cold spreading false tales of our beloved drink. Let's shine light on the dark matter of whisky knowledge together. Here they are, another five whisky myths, half-truths, outright lies and inaccuracies.

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  • 17July2014

    outside the comfort zone

    Step out of your comfort zone and try anCnoc 12 Year Old served in four different ways, ranging from unadulterated to outright blasphemous.

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  • 1July2014

    a visit to remember

    Our competition winner, Steve Grimley, offers his account of visiting Knockdhu & sampling our collection...

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  • 10June2014

    Father's Day gift inspiration

    This week we invite you to take our Father's Day quiz to guide you in the selection of the perfect Father's Day whisky...

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  • 3June2014

    top 5 whisky myths busted

    For the love of whisky and all things proper we implore, don't ever let anyone say any of the below in your presence and help us bust these whisky myths once and for all…

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  • 22May2014

    dad's the word

    A fine single malt speaks a thousand words - 70cl of conversations, laughs, and making memories...

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  • 7May2014

    the whisky glass

    The part one's glassware plays in the enjoyment of fine whisky is crucial which is why this week we offer a quick guide to two great whisky glasses...

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  • 14April2014

    find out more about anCnoc Peaty

    View our anCnoc Peaty infographic to discover more about our dark side...

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  • 4April2014

    the story of the cask

    For the last hundred years or so the whisky industry has relied heavily on the ex-bourbon casks. Today they account for over 90% of all casks filled in Scotland are truly indispensable in the whisky-making process.

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  • 26March2014

    shine a light on your dark side

    Today we invite you to find your ‘peaty side’ as our contemporary single malt launches an intriguing new collection of limited edition peated whiskies for the global market.

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  • 10March2014

    Miss Whisky vs. Peter Arkle

    Our friend Miss Whisky has interviewed Peter Arkle, the very artist behind the design of our limited edition Peter Arkle releases, and here's what she found out.

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The Knockdhu Distillery is situated in the picturesque village of Knock in Aberdeenshire...

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