An Cnoc (whisky)

Infobox Scottish Distillery
Name = An Cnoc Distillery
Type = Highland


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Location = Knock, Bannffshire
Owner = Inver House
Founded = 1893
Status = Operational
Source = Spring water from Knock Hill
Stills = 2 wash stills
2 spirit stills
Capacity =
Brand 1 = An Cnoc
Type 1 = Single malt
Age 1 = 12 Years
Cask 1 = American White Oak, Ex-Bourbon Casks (Main)
ABV 1 = 40% - 43%
Founded in 1894, by John Morrison who bought the land from the Duke of Fife, following the discovery of several springs on the southern slope of Knock Hill. The distillery was built using the local eye catching grey granite. It was also the first malt distillery built for the Distillers Company Ltd. It remained in continuous operation until 1931, when it was forced to close for a few years due to the economic depression. Wartime restrictions on barley forced a second closure from 1940-1945 [ [http://www.ancnoc.com/discover-history.php Discover anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky ] ] .

After the war, with the distillery connected to the national grid, the steam powered engine, which had been used since the its founding, was retired in 1947.

An Cnoc was closed in 1983, but was sold to Inver House in 1987, which bottles its product at 12 years. Previously named Knockdhu after the distillery, it was renamed An Cnoc in 1994 to avoid confusion with Knockando. [MacLean, Charles, "Malt Whisky", p.147]

AnCnoc is a Gaelic word meaning 'the hill'.

References

External links

* [http://www.ancnoc.co.uk/ Informative anCnoc & Knockdhu whisky distillery web site]


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