The distillery of Knockando which in Gaelic means “little black hills” lies in the heart of Speyside home of the finest malt whiskies.
Aged for a minimum of 15 years, Knockando Richly Matured shows generous accents of rich fruits and sweet spices, with subtle hints of almonds, giving way to a deep finish.
The distillery of Knockando stands on the banks of the river Spey, which gives its name to Speyside, a region of Scotland long renowned as the home of the finest malt whiskies.
Built in 1898, the distillery lies in the village of the same name, Knockando, derived from Gaelic ‘Cnoc-an-dhu’, meaning ‘little black hills’.
Only the purest natural ingredients are used to make Knockando, according to the traditional methods of the distillery, honed by the years. Cask selection lies at the heart of Knockando’s expertise: gentle maturation in oak casks slowly reveals the subtle aromas of Knockando, delicate with a distinctive fresh almond note in its young versions, it gains weight and depth of flavour over the years. Although distillation continues throughout the year, each year of production is still referred to as a ‘season’ at the Knockando distillery. Today, Knockando is still bottled one single ‘season’ at a time, and each bottle proudly states its year of distillation.
Matured both in sherry and refill bourbon casks for a minimum of 15 years, this Knockando Richly Matured has inherited from each type of cask wood different accents. European oak Sherry Casks import a rich fruity intensity, while American Oak refill bourbon casks reveal sweet, subtle almond notes.
*Info taken from bottle