Nose Soft, very aromatic with a hint of honey and lemon in the foreground.
Colour Amber with a slight yellow hue.
Taste Sweet to start with an appetising fruitiness and a long smooth finish. A malt for every occasion.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Salted caramel on the nose with hints of lemon rind and nutmeg are intricate and appealing. Sweeter on the palate with considerable spice leading to smoke and coffee flavors. Round and supple in texture. (Apr 2014)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Baked stone fruit aromas are sweet tart with lemony accents. The initial flavor is sweet with gentle spiciness, freshly chopped wood, citrus and light smoke. The texture is supple and nectar like. (Mar 2013)
The anCnoc 12 Year Old is renowned the world over. Known as a must have in any whisky drinkers collection, itís light and yet complex. Smooth yet challenging. And each twist and turn delivers a surprise. In fact, this is a dram that has something for everyone.
|The story of the Knockdhu distillery starts with a man of vision (who also had an eye for a good investment).
In 1892 an enterprising chap named John Morrison bought the Knock estate. The surrounding land was full of peat and barley. And the Great North Railway line ran nearby. So when springs of pure, clear water were found, John saw a golden opportunity.
Samples of the water were sent for analysis and soon negotiations were under way with The Distillers Company of Edinburgh to build a distillery.
Knockdhu opened its doors in October 1894. Back then it was regarded as the perfect embodiment of a modern distillery. So itís perhaps no surprise that we still produce a light, intriguing and thoroughly modern whisky to this day.