Single Malt

KNOCKANDO DISTILLERY 20yo Aberdeen University Quincentenary

This bottle is being sold on behalf of a private client.  As it is older, the packaging and closure may have deteriorated, so care should be taken with transportation, storage and opening of this bottle. The bottle is sold as seen and described, we do not accept liability for the state of the packaging or closure.  Additional photos are available on request. 

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Description

Knockando Distillery was built by John Tytler Thomson in 1898, and is named after the village in which it stands. The name derives from Scottish Gaelic Cnoc Cheannachd, meaning “Hill of Commerce”. The village is home to a few other small houses and the larger Knockando House, and is surrounded by woods in which there are buzzards, Red Squirrel and Roe Deer. In 1904 the distillery was purchased by W & A Gilbey, a gin producer from London, becoming part of J&B / Grand Metropolitan in the 1960s and 1970s, and is now owned by multinational firm Diageo.

Bottled to celebrate 500 years of Aberdeen University, this 20 year old Knockando was distilled in 1974 and bottled by Justerini and Brooks.

Bottled at 43% abv.

 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Burnt umber

Nose: Roasted hazelnuts, mixed berries, and old dates

Palate: Treacle, currants, chocolate biscuits, caramel. With a bit of water stewed prunes come forward

Finish: Apple tart with cardamom and black sesame and icing sugar

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