The 1975 vintage of anCnoc Highland single malt scotch has been released after years of anticipation, drawn from just three casks.
Matured in Spanish and American oak casks, it is bottled at its natural cask strength of 44.2% ABV and is not chill-filtered or coloured.
Only 1,590 bottles are available in markets including the UK, the USA, Russia and Canada, with a recommended price in retail of £300 per bottle.
The whisky is spicy on the nose and accentuated by orange peel and green apple. To taste, the malt is full bodied, intense and complex with notes of fruit cake, sticky toffee and seasoned leather which leads to a long, sweet finish.
The bold black and silver packaging mirrors the contemporary design of the anCnoc brand’s core range and features an illustration of the Knockdhu Distillery in Aberdeenshire.
Stephanie Bridge, assistant brand manager for anCnoc, said: “The last 12 months have been a very ambitious and a very successful time for anCnoc. We unveiled a limited-edition peated collection to a global audience and launched two travel retail expressions as well as our popular 18-year-old.
“The 1975 has been anticipated for a number of years – it’s distinctively anCnoc, a fantastic whisky and a superb addition to any whisky collection.”