AnCnoc Cutter is a very peaty single malt from the limited edition peated collection of the Knockdhu distillery.
AnCnoc Cutter Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Knockdhu Distillery is situated in the picturesque village of Knock in Aberdeenshire, up in the in the northeast corner of Scotland. 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 underway 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 it’s perhaps no surprise that we still produce a light, intriguing, and thoroughly modern whisky to this day.
AnCnoc Cutter is the latest edition to AnCnoc’s limited peated range and is named after the Cutter, which is used to cut peat from shallower, drier bogs. This is the peatiest expression to date at 20.5 ppm. It was matured in ex-bourbon barrels, non-chill-filtered, natural color, bottled at 46% alc/vol.
The nose of this whisky offers notes of smoke, iodine, ash, toffee, fruit, and vanilla. The palate has a creamy texture and combines peaty flavors with hints of campfire, followed by apple, peach, citrus, toffee, and vanilla. The finish is long, characterized by smoke and a drying sensation. It is a very well-balanced dram!