Knockdhu Distillery was established in 1894 and is located in Knock, a small village near Keith and Huntly. Knockdhu means Black Hill in Gaelic. The wash and spirit stills have been kept in their original size and shape with flat bases and long neck which produces a light, fruity whisky. The water used in production is recycled onsite using a wetland system which also attracts flora and fauna.
The single malt produced is marketed under the name anCnoc and is available in both peated and unpeated styles.
Knockdhu Distillery Tour
Knockdhu Distillery is currently closed due to the Covid-19 situation.
In some ways, Knockdhu is off the beaten track. However, they have turned this into a plus from a distillery touring point of view as their tours are tailored to your interests where possible.
“The Knockdhu Tour
Tours of our home are quite like our whisky, in that they are rather unusual. No two tours are the same, and we make a conscious effort never to rush those who choose to visit our distillery. Each experience offers our guests the opportunity to ask questions and speak to our production team to get to know the story behind Knockdhu and our award-winning whisky.
Visits take between 1 to 2 hours, depending on the questions being asked. Visitors who aren’t driving are offered the chance to sample from our current range, with drivers receiving a complimentary dram to savour at home.”
Knockdhu Distillery and Tour Features
How to get to Knockdhu Distillery
Knockdhu Distillery is close to Keith (9 miles) and Huntly (10 miles). There are taxi firms in each of these towns. If you are driving, please note that drink driving laws in Scotland are extremely strict and there is a zero tolerance policy. Knockdhu Distillery gives drivers a complimentary dram for later consumption. For detailed directions click on the link within the map.
Knockdhu Distillery Reviews
Knockdhu's Sister Distilleries
Knockdhu Distillery (owned by Inverhouse Distillers) has two sister distilleries you can visit, each with their own distinctive profiles and character. These are Pulteney and Balblair. Both of these distilleries are north of Inverness. See a map and information about Inver House Distillers’ other whisky brands here.