Knockdhu Distillery

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General
Pronunciation nok’doo Pronunciation
Translation Black Hill
Region Highlands / Speyside
Distiller The Knockdhu Distillers Co.
Owner Inver House Distillers Ltd.
Address Knock by Huntly
Aberdeenshire
AB5 5LJ
Scotland
Telephone +44 (0)1466 - 77 12 23
+44 (0)1466 - 77 13 59 (Fax)
LatLong 57° 33’ 49.0” N   02° 45’ 32.5” W
Altitude 122 m
Grid Reference NJ546528
Website www.inverhouse.com
E-mail enquiries@inverhouse.com
Open to public Not open to public
Remarks
Also known as Cnoc Dhubh

History
1893-94
Established as the first distillery to be built by Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL) for Haigs
1924
Transferred to the Distillers Agency
1930
Transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD). Two stills. Licensed to James Munro & Sons
1972
Stills became steamheated
< 1983
Mainly used in Haig’s blend
1983
Distillery closed
1988
Acquired by Inver House Distillers to make Knockdhu available as a single malt
1989
Distillery reopened
1993
Name of bottling changed into An Cnoc to prevent it being confused with Knockando
2004
The two original stills are still in use

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
for production from five different springs on Knock Hill, also used as tapwater by the people of the village Knock, for cooling from a burn called Ternemney
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
5-8% single malt named An Cnoc to prevent confusion with Knockdhu malt, rest blend (own products of Inver House, Catto's, Hankey Bannister, Inver House, Mac Arthur's, Blairmhor, Heather Cream)
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
Mill
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 6 made of Larch
  Washback Charge
  Yeast
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 1
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
1
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers wormtubs
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks mainly refill, some bourbon
  Warehouses
  Vatting and Bottling Location



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