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.” …

The Macallan Scotch’s Otherworldly New Distillery + Visitor Center

An architectural wonder that rolls into the Speyside, Scotland hills

There’s an inherent magic to the rolling green hills of the Scottish Highlands. Nature imparts peace, beauty and—of course—an imprint on the whisky produced throughout the region. With their brand new distillery—which looks as if were pulled from the pages of Tolkien—The Macallan‘s facility rolls directly into the landscape of their 370-acre estate. It’s by far the most beautiful, future-forward and unobtrusive distillery for a …

Winter Storm, The Latest Experimental Release From Glenfiddich

The third in the brand's Experimental Series, a 21-year-old single malt finished in Canadian Ice Wine casks

The world of Scotch whisky moves at a seemingly glacial pace: the liquid requires over a decade to reach maturation, and even more years for those special casks that are set aside for older releases. After all, 21-year-old truly means that the whisky is 21 years old. Despite the slow-moving nature of the whisky industry, Speyside’s Glenfiddich has proven to be one of the most …