Foremost among the distilleries along the banks of the chill, clear waters of the Spey stands Knockando. Built by John Thompson in 1898 the Knockando distillery lies in the village of the same name...
Foremost among the distilleries along the banks of the chill, clear waters of the Spey stands Knockando. Built by John Thompson in 1898 the Knockando distillery lies in the village of the same name, derived from the Gaelic 'Cnoc-an-dhu', meaning 'little black hill'. It is a place of magic. The pagoda-shaped roof, almost hidden by trees, broods above a lonely bend in the river. Time is another key element, as gentle maturation in oak casks slowly reveal the subtle aromas: delicate with a distinctive fresh almond note in its younger versions, it gains weight and depth of flavour over the years. The final result is subtle, fruity single malt, which bears all the hallmarks of the finest Speyside malts. Although distillation continues throughout the year, each year of production is still referred to as a Season at Knockando distillery. In each bottle you will only ever find the produce of one single Season - a practice that continues to distinguish Knockando from almost all other single malts. Thus, when the young spirit is brought to the warehouse, the Season of distillation is marked on the end of the cask. And when it is ready to be bottled, it is duly inscribed on the bottle and the gift box together with the year of bottling.
|Stills:||2 wash stills, 2 spirit stills|| |
|1,300,000 litres of alcohol per year|
|Open To Visitors:||No ||Contact :||Knockando Distillery |
|Water Source:||Cardnach spring|