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Single Malt Whisky

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  • An Cnoc Flaughter 46% 70cl
    An Cnoc Flaughter takes its name from the peat cutting tool used to harvest this natural resource. Traditionally peat was used to fire the stills and dry the barley, which gives you a peated malt. Flaughter is made with peated barley to 14.8 ppm making it one of the medium peated style whiskies. ...
    £50.99
  • An Cnoc 18 year old 46% 70cl
    An Cnoc 18 years old is made at the Knockdhu distillery in speyside. Unusually their malts are not named after the distillery as with most others Scotch Malts, but after their source of water the Ancnoc Hill just above the distillery. This 18 years old has been matured in a combination of ex sher...
    £71.99
  • An Cnoc 35 years old Limited Edition 44.3% 70cl
    One of the Oldest Expressions of An Cnoc at 35 Years Old, as you'd expect, it shows a richer, more complex personality. However the resemblance to the younger expressions is unmistakable. anCnoc 35 Years Old is bottled in its most natural state; cask strength, non-chill filtered and natural colou...
    £201.99
  • An Cnoc Peter Arkle Limited edition 46% 2012 Edition
    Made at the Knockdhu Distillery in Scotland, An Cnoc has released a series of limited Edition bottling featuring the work of renowned illustrator 'Peter Arkle'. This edition (2012) shows the dark warehouse where hundreds of barrels of An Cnoc lay ageing in the gloom. The whisky has been aged in a...
    £49.65
  • An Cnoc Rutter 46% 70cl
    An Cnoc Rutter is made at the Knockdhu distillery and named after the Rutter spade which is used to size and separate the peat blocks producing a turf that is slow burning. This bottling is peated to 11ppm making it slightly lighter the the Flutter which is heavier. Initially very smoky, it quic...
    £50.99
  • An Cnoc 1975 44.2% 70cl
    As one of the oldest releases from the Knockdhu Distillery this 1975 was drawn from just three casks and bottled at casks strength without chill-filtering. Matured in a combination of Spanish sherry casks and American oak casks it has a lovely deep copper colour, intense nose of fruit cake and sh...
    £290.50
  • An Cnoc 12 years old 40% 70cl
    An Cnoc (pronounced a-nock) is produced at the Distillery Knockdhu in Aberdeenshire. It is soft, very aromatic with a hint of honey and lemon in the foreground. The taste is sweet to start with a fresh appetising fruitiness and a long smooth finish, with a touch of nuttiness. Gold Medal w...
    £33.99

Single malt whisky is the purest expression of Scotch you can get. Malted barley, yeast and water - that’s it! These key ingredients are fermented in copper pot stills and the resultant spirit is then matured in Oak barrels. This batch process is a legal perquisite that has to be adhered to in order for the product to be called a Scotch whisky. The other stipulations are that it must be matured for at least 3 years inside the cask, be bottled at no less than 40% ABV and the distillery that produces it must be in Scotland!


To be classed as single malt, the whisky must be made wholly from malted barley; no other grain is allowed at all. It must also be the product of a single distillery. There are around 100 working distilleries in Scotland, although some may not be in operation for periods of time in order for stock levels to recoup. There used to be at least double this number but, unfortunately, many have closed their doors permanently due to adverse economical conditions and low demand. The majority of these closures occurred around the final years of the Second World War. Single malt expressions from these ‘lost distilleries’ are very desirable to whisky enthusiasts and have a price tag that reflects their increasing rarity.


The popularity of single malt has gone from zero to hero over the course of the last 25 years or so. It’s hard to believe that it was rarely consumed outside of its native borders and accounted for an extremely small percentage of sales, with blended whisky being the most popular style by far. That was until the end of the 80’s when it skyrocketed into the public domain and was recognised as the elegant and sophisticated tipple we all know and love. With the public embracing the authenticity of single malt Scotch, the distilleries responded by upping production. The success story has not faltered once since that time and the popularity of the traditional single malt shows no sign of waning.