anCnoc cutter with a prestigious award

Posted on April 03, 2015


We make the best whisky we can because it's right and proper, it's quite simply our passion. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than pulling the bung out of a cask and realising we have another cracker on our hands. Recognition has always been secondary to the feeling of deep fulfilment that only a job-well-done brings. And yet, admittedly, we couldn't help a fist pump, high five and a few hoots when the latest World Whiskies Awards results came in!

anCnoc Cutter was added to the Peaty Collection in September 2014 and it was an instant hit with a lot of our loyal fans. It also made us new ones. The fame of this heavily peated, densely smoky yet still bright, crisp and unmistakably anCnoc-y expression travelled fast and we've heard great things about it from whisky drinkers world-wide from day one. But now a panel of expert judges, following three rounds of rigorous blind tastings, deemed anCnoc Cutter the Best Highland Single Malt with no age statement. That's a pretty broad category and we came up against some truly excellent drams.

What made anCnoc Cutter successful in this year's edition of these prestigious awards? We think it's the combination of unforgiving peatiness, 20.5 ppm phenol really is up there, combined with our trademark light, elegant touch. Sweetness of honey and crisp zest of a freshly picked lemon... only this time it's all on fire.

And how about you? Have you tried anCnoc Cutter yet? Let us know what you think about the Dark Side of anCnoc and the recent accolade on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #LightOnDark and, above all, help us celebrate the win by raising a glass of something traditional yet distinctly modern tonight.

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