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  • AncNoc Flaughter Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • AncNoc Flaughter Single Malt Scotch Whisky

anCnoc Flaughter Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Inspired by the tool used to remove the top layer of peat, Flaughter whisky picked up a Silver medal at the 2014 International Spirits Challenge.
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Situated in the picturesque village of Knock in the Highlands region of Scotland, the Knockdhu Distillery was founded in 1892 by John Morrison. At the time, the distillery was surrounded by acres of fresh barley and peat, and enjoyed easy access to pure spring water and the Great North Railway. When Morrison completed construction of the distillery in 1894, Knockdhu was regarded as the most modern and well-equipped distillery of its time.

Over a century after its original founding, little has changed at the distillery. The facility uses no computers to aid in its whisky production, rather, the entire process is dependent upon the individual skills and expertise of the distillery workers themselves. anCnoc Single Malt Scotch Whisky (anCnoc is one of the few whiskies not named after the distillery that produces it) is made from fresh, plump barley, much of it still harvested from the fields that surround the distillery. Once the grains have been harvested, they are malted and mashed before being fermented in one of the distillery’s six original wooden washbacks.

Following fermentation, the wash is distilled twice through Knockdhu’s century-old, copper-pot stills. The stills have unusually flat bases as compared to stills at other Scottish distilleries, which forces the alcohol vapors to travel up the long, narrow neck of the still and results in a lighter and more fruity whisky. In addition, the stills are equipped with worm tubs — large tanks of cold water that are used to condense the alcohol vapor back into a liquid spirit. These worm tubs — most distilleries abandoned worm tubs for condensing units long ago — are a testament to Knockdhu’s commitment to producing a traditional style of malt whisky.

This expression gets its name from a tool used to remove the top layer of peat which revealing a richer, portion of peat, imparting a heavier, smokier flavor onto the whisky. With a PPM of 14.8, this Flaughter whisky earned a Silver medal for Distillers’ Single Malts 12 years and under at the 2014 International Spirits Challenge.

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Pale, straw gold color. Nose full of peat and wet grass, as well as creamy vanilla and toffee. Pleasant earthiness continues on the palate, where notes of tobacco and leather can also be found, and leads to an intense, woody finish.

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