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Knockdhu

Knockdhu

Owner:                            Region/district:                       

Inver House Distillers         Speyside

(Thai Beverages plc)

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1893            Active           1 650 000 litres

Address: Knock, By Huntly,

Aberdeenshire AB54 7LJ

Tel:                         website:

01466 771223           www.ancnoc.com

History:

1893 – Distillers Company Limited (DCL) starts construction of the distillery.

1894 – Production starts in October.

1930 – Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) takes over production.

1983 – The distillery closes in March.

1988 – Inver House buys the distillery from United Distillers.

1989 – Production restarts on 6th February.

1990 – First official bottling of Knockdhu.

1993 – First official bottling of An Cnoc, the new name to avoid confusion with Knockando.

2001 – Pacific Spirits (Great Oriole Group) purchases Inver House Distillers at a price of  $85 million.            

2003 – Reintroduction of An Cnoc 12 years, with new, contemporary packaging.

2004 – A 14 year old from 1990 is launched.

2005 – Two limited editions, a 30 year old from 1975 and a 14 year old from 1991 are launched.

2006 – International Beverage Holdings acquires Pacific Spirits UK.

2007 anCnoc 1993 is released.

2008 anCnoc 16 year old is released.

2011 – A Vintage 1996 is released.

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