Knockdhu’s small distillery team is celebrating its latest release from the Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky vintages collection: the limited-edition anCnoc 2009 Vintage.
The distillery describes the expression as a delicate, spicy, woody-nosed whisky combined with anCnoc’s classic honey and citrus notes. It spent time maturing in first-fill Spanish Oak butts and ex-bourbon American oak barrels. Drinkers, said the brand, can experience the flavors and rich spice of green apple, dark chocolate and butterscotch with a smooth finish.
The Vintage 2009 comes with anCnoc’s stylish packaging and is non-chill filtered with natural color. It is crafted at Knockdhu Distillery and is available now from specialist retailers for £50.
“We’ve been waiting twelve years for this vintage and it has definitely been worth the wait. This is a dram that has all the light, fresh qualities of anCnoc that are so loved by our drinkers, but there’s also a rich spiciness and complexity from its time in the casks,” Distillery Manager Gordon Bruce said in a prepared statement. “It’s always a joy to release a new whisky out into the world. I’m particularly proud that the character of this new vintage captures the way we do things at Knockdhu, and the traditions we hold dear, yet it still tastes like a very modern single malt. anCnoc 2009 Vintage will be a real treat for whisky drinkers looking for something a little bit different to explore, or as a special addition to the Christmas list of anyone who appreciates a well-crafted single malt.”
AnCnoc 2009 Vintage is bottled in 70cl at 46% ABV — and just 1,320 cases are available for UK and global markets.
The distillery said in official tasting notes it has delicate spices of American oak with notes of citrus, green apple and sweet toffee on the nose. On the palate is spice, sweet green apple, dark chocolate with a hint of butterscotch, and a smooth and delicate finish.
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.