anCnoc launches first series of peated whiskyBy Amy Hopkins
Highland Scotch whisky brand anCnoc has launched a collection of three limited edition peated single malts, marking the company’s first foray into peated whisky.
The expressions in the new peated collection – called Rutter, Flaughter and Tushkar – are named after the traditional tools used to cut peat, which also feature on the collection’s packaging.
Created by the anCnoc’s Knockdhu Distillery, the collection is described as featuring anCnoc’s “classic light, easy drinking style but with a dark, distinctive and smoky twist”.
anCnoc project manager Stephanie Bridge said: “Our new limited edition peated single malts will form an exciting collection to sit alongside our core anCnoc expressions, offering drinkers a new, and perhaps a first experience of peated whisky.
“We’re on a mission to bring our very modern take on the world of peated whisky to our drinkers and to entice customers to experience this new side of anCnoc.’
Each new release will also display its own varying phenol content in parts per million to indicate how peated the whisky inside the bottle is, aiming to help drinkers find a peaty level to suit their palate.
The new collection was unveiled at a launch event in Glasgow on 26 March. Rutter and Flaughter will be available globally, while Tushkar will be exclusively available in Sweden.
Bottled at 46% abv, the whiskies will be available through independent and specialist retailers from April and will sit alongside anCnoc’s core range.