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Our distillery’s enduring charisma echoes the timeless allure of the nearby Black Hill, known as Knockdhu in Gaelic. It provides us with not only our name, but the source of the many springs of pure, clear water required to make our whisky. However, the brand name anCnoc (Gaelic for ‘the hill’ and pronounced ‘a-nock’) lends it the unusual distinction of not being named after the distillery which produces it.

Our rather curious, yet refreshingly modern, single malt whiskies are created using traditional production methods crafted over generations.

About anCnoc

Knockdhu Distillery in Banffshire opened its doors in 1894, thanks to the pioneering vision of our founder John Morrison, who brought the story of anCnoc to life.  Our current range of whiskies is a demonstration of modern and tradition in all its complexity. All that remains now is to discover our range of single malt Scotch whisky.

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Knockdhu Distillery was founded in 1894 by John Morrison

Awarded Double Gold in the San Francisco Spirits Awards 2023

Ground-breaking wetlands programme supports sustainability and ecological balance

Award Winning Scotch Whisky

anCnoc is proud to boast a collection of award-winning Scotch whiskies, with its single malts recognised by the likes of the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), International Spirits Challenge (ISC) and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

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Knockdhu Distillery

The story of the Knockdhu distillery, and the outstanding whisky it produces, were brought to life by a man of vision. The discovery of pure water springs on nearby Knock Hill, coupled with a landscape rich in peat and barley and the nearby Great North of Scotland railway line, presented a golden opportunity to John Morrison, who purchased the Knock estate in 1892.

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The distillery at Knock has remained virtually unchanged throughout the distillery’s rich history. Knock Hill continues to supply the pure water required, while the two copper pot stills are made to the same design as they were in 1894, their bulbous bases and tall, narrow necks giving anCnoc a light, fresh flavour similar to that first sampled more than 125 years ago.

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