September Scotch: Knockdhu Distillery’s anCnoc

An unexpectedly delicious award-winning highland single malt whisky collection

Knockdhu Distillery rose up opposite Black Hill in Banffshire exactly 125 years ago. While it did not operate continually (producing straight from 1894 to 1931 and then lengthy stints on and off again until full-time whisky-making resumed in 1989) its authentic heritage is undeniable. Today, the distillery produces an award-winning single malt Scotch whisky range under the name anCnoc (pronounced “a-nock”), Gaelic for “the hill.” …

September Scotch: Orkney Islands’ Scapa Single Malt Whisky

With roots back to 1885, a brand revived in 2004 to produce luscious liquid

Spirits sometimes adopt the attributes of the land surrounding their distilleries. This holds particularly true with whisky, which (as many know) is left to age in barrel houses in temperamental climates. Of the many single malt-producing regions in Scotland, none are quite so harsh as the Orkney Islands. Unlike the islands of Islay and Jura, nestled between Scotland and Ireland, the remote Orkney archipelago juts …

September Scotch: Glenfiddich’s French Cuvée Cask-Finished Grand Cru

A refined 23-year-old tipple from one of the biggest names in single malt scotch

To celebrate an accolade, anniversary or really any occasion of merit, some people pop a bottle of Champagne while others pour a wee dram of their best Scotch. Bridging the gap between liquid French refinement and spiritous Scottish prestige, the Glenfiddich have introduced Grand Cru, a permanent addition to their portfolio. As the world’s best-selling single malt Scotch, Glenfiddich has exercised their ability to get experimental in …