Inver House Distillers' anCnoc 2001 Vintage - Product Launch
Inver House Distillers' anCnoc 2001 Vintage
Inver House Distillers' anCnoc 2001 Vintage
Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, single malt, 46% abv
Available - From March
Location - Global
Price - GBP55 (US$79)
Inver House Distillers has added a 15-year-old expression to its anCnoc single malt Scotch whisky range.
Only 1,000 cases are available to specialist and independent retailers in markets including the UK, US, Canada, Sweden and Japan, Inver House said today. The whisky is matured in Spanish and American oak casks.
anCnoc Highland single malt Scotch Whisky is part of the Inver House Distillers portfolio and is produced at Knockdhu Distillery, established in 1894.
In January, Inver House Distillers said it is investing in new maturation warehouses to cater for growing international demand for its Scotch whisky stable. The company, a subsidiary of ThaiBev, said that a GBP10m (US$14m) cash injection from the Bank of Scotland had been used to increase its maturation capabilities by 20%. The money was also used to increase capacity at the Speyburn distillery, plans of which were first announced last year.
29th March 2016
anCnoc Single Malt Scotch Whisky welcomes 2001 Vintage to portfolio of vintage expressions
Premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky, anCnoc has introduced an exclusive 2001 vintage to its multi-award winning range of vintage expressions.
The limited edition liquid joins the family of single malts crafted at the Knockdhu distillery in Aberdeenshire, and follows a string of successful new releases for the brand which positions itself as refreshingly modern whilst still paying homage to age-old tradition.
With just 1,000 cases available globally this exceptional single malt has an RRP of £55 for 70c Stockists include specialist and independent retailers in the UK, US, Canada, Sweden and Japan.
Matured in hand selected Spanish and American oak casks and matured for over 15 years in traditional dunnage warehouses, the 2001 has been bottled in its most natural form, neither chill-filtered nor coloured at 46% ABV.
The combination of wood gives this mature expression, vintage gold in appearance, an outstanding depth, complexity and balance of flavour. It starts with freshly squeezed lemons and ripe blood oranges, creamy vanilla, ground spice and new leather on the nose, with lime honey, vanilla and chocolate to taste.
anCnoc brand manager Stephanie Allison commented: "Like all anCnoc bottlings, fans will be able to detect the unmistakable Knockdhu style in every drop of this spirit, but in particular it's the complex depth of flavour of the 2001 that we're really proud of. We're sure it will be a hit with even the most discerning whisky drinker."
Staying true to the distinctive anCnoc style, the 2001 Vintage packaging mirrors the minimalist design of anCnoc's core range and features the contemporary yet traditional illustration of the Knockdhu Distillery in ice blue foil.
The 2001 Vintage is available now from independent and specialist retailers at £55 RRP.
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Notes to Editors
About anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is part of the Inver House Distillers portfolio, and is produced at Knockdhu Distillery – established in 1894 and one of the smallest and most enchanting in the Scottish Highlands. It is renowned the world over by malt enthusiasts for bringing a contemporary twist to the traditions of fine malt whisky, producing a single malt that is accessible and versatile for all occasions. Cutter has been ranked in the Liquid Gold category of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016 with a score of 96.5 adding to anCnoc's portfolio of award-winning expressions. Whiskies in this category are deemed by Jim Murray as "superstar whiskies that give us all a reason to live."
About International Beverage
International Beverage Holdings (www.interbevgroup.com) was established in 2005 as the international arm of ThaiBev, one of South East Asia's leading alcohol beverage companies. With a network of regional offices in Asia, Europe and North America, the company is responsible for the production, sales, marketing and distribution of a portfolio of premium global brands in over 80 countries and territories.
Inver House Distillers (www.inverhouse.com) is globally integrated into International Beverage Holdings and drives the distillation and maturation of Scotch through its five distilleries.
International Beverage brands include:
Chang Beer: Thailand's iconic beer brand
Single Malt Scotch Whiskies: Old Pulteney, Balblair, anCnoc, Speyburn
Blended Whiskies: Hankey Bannister
Mekhong: 'The Spirit of Thailand' since 1941
Caorunn - a small batch distilled Scottish Gin infused with 5 Celtic botanicals
The company's success is built on the combination of a strong understanding of local cultures and markets with the creation of a truly global operational network. Brand building pays respect to heritage, provenance and craftsmanship whilst delivering innovative and highly effective strategies at global level. A skilled and dedicated team of more than 12 nationalities speaking over 14 languages delivers the highest standards of customer service and attention to detail across all aspects of the business.
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