THERE’S A new 2009 Vintage release from anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky – perfectly timed for whisky drinkers looking for a new, beautifully crafted dram to enjoy or gift over the festive season.

This limited-edition expression proudly showcases the heritage and skill of Knockdhu’s small distillery team in creating a distinctive yet approachable whisky, with passion, tradition and craftsmanship distilled into every bright golden drop.

A “delicate spicy, woody nose combines with anCnoc’s classic honey and citrus notes, demonstrating the time that this beautiful malt has spent quietly maturing in a combination of first-fill Spanish oak butts and ex-bourbon American oak barrels”.

Vintage 2009 comes with anCnoc’s stylish, contemporary packaging, with touches of electric blue added for the new expression.

anCnoc is crafted at Knockdhu Distillery in the small village of Knock near Huntly in Aberdeenshire, where distillery manager Gordon Bruce and his team dedicate themselves to the traditional craft of making excellent whisky.

Gordon said: ‘We’ve been waiting 12 years for this vintage and it has definitely been worth the wait. This is a dram that has all the light, fresh qualities of anCnoc that are so loved by our drinkers, but there’s also a rich spiciness and complexity from its time in the casks.

“It’s always a joy to release a new whisky out into the world and I’m particularly proud that the character of this new vintage captures the way we do things at Knockdhu – and the traditions we hold dear – yet it still tastes like a very modern single malt.”

anCnoc 2009 Vintage is bottled in 70cl at 46% ABV, non-chilled filtered and with a natural colour, available through independent and specialist retailers and whisky shops, priced RRP £50