A new 2002 vintage has been added to the range of aged expressions from premium single malt scotch whisky brand anCnoc.
The limited edition joins the family of single malts crafted at the Knockdhu distillery in Aberdeenshire and follows in the footsteps of the highly successful 2001 release last year.
Matured in selected Spanish and American oak casks and matured for over 14 years in traditional dunnage warehouses, the 2002 has been bottled in its most natural form, neither chill-filtered nor coloured, at 46% ABV.
Only 1,200 cases are available globally, including the UK, US, Canada, Sweden and Japan. In retail it is at the recommended price of £65 for a 70cl bottle.
It is bright amber in appearance and bursting with notes of spicy Christmas cake, liquorice and toffee, closely followed by a spiced vanilla aroma and the citrusy finish anCnoc is known for. To taste, there is the sweetness of chocolate perfectly contrasted with orange zest and a hint of leather, leaving drinkers with a long warming finish.
anCnoc brand manager Stephanie Allison said: “We’re really excited to release the 2002 vintage to anCnoc fans as it creates the perfect balance between the signature Knockdhu house style we’re so proud of whilst introducing new tastes into our portfolio.
“With the combined spicy notes and sweet flavours, we’re sure this spirit will satisfy even the most discerning whisky drinker looking to extend their collections.”
Staying true to the signature anCnoc style, the 2002 vintage packaging mirrors the minimalist design of anCnoc’s core range and features the contemporary but traditional illustration of the Knockdhu Distillery in crisp forest green.