Shine a light on your dark side
Posted on March 26, 2014
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.
Aiming to unravel the mysteries of peated whisky for modern drinkers, this new collection from our Knockdhu Distillery will feature anCnoc’s classic light, easy-drinking style but with a dark, distinctive and smoky twist.
The first three releases in the collection were unveiled at a launch event in Glasgow last night (Wednesday 26th March), with the our team treating guests to tastings of each new single malt, alongside an inspiring mix of peaty experiences.
A menu inspired by our new dark side was created for the event by rising Scottish food experimentalists Jelly&Gin, with jars of edible peat bog, copper rivet lollipops and clouds of anCnoc smoke delighting our guests on the night. A living peat bog was even transported to the venue for the occasion!
The expressions in our new peated collection are named in honour of the traditional tools used to cut peat, with 'Rutter' and 'Flaughter' unveiled for the UK and global markets and ‘Tushkar’ released exclusively for Sweden.
Each new release will also display its own varying phenol content in parts per million (ppm) to indicate just how peated the whisky inside the bottle is, aiming to help drinkers find a peaty level to suit their palate.
Inspiration for the new peated collection comes from our 120 year history, which reveals that the very first whiskies crafted at Knockdhu had a peaty edge, thanks to the distillery’s location in the heart of some of Scotland’s most fertile peat land.