Two new additions to the ancnoc range

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anCnoc unveils two new additions to the popular peated range

anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is building on the success of its award-winning peated range with the release of two new whiskies, both of which are set to be a treat for peat whisky lovers.

anCnoc Sherry Cask Finish, Peated Edition and anCnoc Peatheart Batch 3 have been crafted by Knockdhu Distillery Manager Gordon Bruce and his small, skilled team in Aberdeenshire.

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Sweeter and woodier than the more pungent peat used for whisky making in other parts of the Highlands and Islands, results in an accessible peated single malt.

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anCnoc Sherry Cask Finish, Peated Edition

This will be a permanent new addition to Knockdhu’s family of single malts.  This non-aged expression has anCnoc’s soft, sweet, fruity flavours with the delicious vanilla and warm spice of a sherry finish – but with the added richness of subtle, lingering campfire smoke.

The whisky is crafted using a combination of Knockdhu’s peated and non-peated spirit, and after an initial maturation period in American oak casks, it’s finished in sherry butts from Jerez which hone the whisky’s character – as smoky spirit mingles with sweet spicy wood.

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anCnoc Peatheart Batch 3

The latest addition to anCnoc’s award-winning limited edition Peatheart series, Batch 3 follows the launch of Peatheart Batch 1 in 2017 and Batch 2 in 2020.

The Distillery team crafts Peatheart whiskies with just the right amount of peated barley, maturing them in American oak ex-bourbon casks

This latest batch also pioneers a better way to help drinkers understand the level of peatiness in their bottle,

‘I couldn’t count the number of people who tell me they love whisky but just can’t drink it when it’s peated; until, that is, they try anCnoc’s peated whiskies. Both of these new expressions are a tempting proposition: modern, hand-crafted single malts, featuring our light, fruity spirit with a dark, smoky twist. And both are made with the integrity, craft ethos and local resources that our single malt is known for, offering drinkers something genuinely different in the world of peated whisky.

‘With Sherry Cask Finish, Peated Edition, rather than those medicinal flavours that can be hard to gain a taste for, we’ve created a luscious single malt that offers the best of both worlds; an appealing, ashy smokiness with light, honied anCnoc notes. Peatheart is a whisky that already has a lot of fans, but with Batch 3 there are some subtle differences and a few fresh flavours that we know drinkers are really going to enjoy.’ Gordon Bruce,

Knockdhu Distillery Manager

The whiskies are available to buy online at Whiskyshop and more.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

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