Address : Knockando Distillery, Knockando, Morayshire, AB38 7RT
Telephone No : 01340 810205
Web Site : No Stand Alone Web Site
Visitors Centre : Yes
The Knockando Distillery was built in 1898 by an Elgin Spirits Broker named John Thompson.
It original operated under the name "The Knockando-Glenlivet Distillery Company" and was one of the many new Distilleries that were created during the great victorian whisky boom. Unfortunately it closed 10 months later and was dormant until 1904 when it was bought by W&A Gibey Ltd. It's been in production ever since then.
The current owners are Diageo plc.
There are a few great single malts produced here, one of which is the Knockando 12 Year Old, but a lot is bottled as a vintage rather than an age statement..
A large proportion of the whisky produced at The Knockando Distillery goes to blends, such as, J&B Rare.
Knockando 12 Year Old 43%
Nose: Quite gentle and very fragrant. Notes of waxy manuka honey, hints of malty barley and roots with a touch of stemmy cut hay. There is a very supple, chewy peat lying quietly in the background.
Palate: Full with notes of heather roots and damp earth, notes of honeyed sweetness with Jamaica ginger cake, a touch of rum with malty peat. The finish is quite long with winter spice and crystallized stem ginger with cereal notes.
J & B Rare 40%
The fruity smoothness and elegant structure of J&B RARE are formed from the finest Speyside malt whiskies at the heart of the blend. After blending, many Scotch whiskies are returned to oak casks for a month of "marriage". To enhance J&B RARE's elegance of flavour, we take the selected malts from their casks, then "marry" them together in oak for a full year's maturation. This unique process creates a harmonious whisky and gives a distinctive smoothness and elegant balance at the very heart of J&B RARE.