anCnoc 12 Year Highland Single Malt Scotch
anCnoc 12 Year Old is a gentle amber in color with a slight yellow hue. The nose is soft and very aromatic with hints of honey and lemon in the foreground. Sweet to start, the palate offers an appetizing fruitiness and a long, smooth finish.
Light yet complex, smooth yet challenging, anCnoc 12 Year Old is renowned the world over. Each twist and turn delivers a surprise. This is a dram that has something for everyone.
The methods used to make anCnoc have hardly changed in over 100 years. They still use their original style copper pot stills and worms to condense the vaporized alcohol - a rare practice these days. Ironically, these traditional techniques give this Scotch its distinctive, modern flavor. The spirit is aged in American bourbon and Spanish sherry oak barrels. The thick granite walls make for a stable temperature, which ensures a nice consistent dram.
Knochdhu Distillery opened its doors in October 1894. Back then, with its techniques and access to pure, clear spring water, it was regarded as the perfect embodiment of a modern distillery. Not surprisingly, they still produce a light, intriguing, and thoroughly modern whisky to this day without compromising on quality.