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No: 101
Producer: International Distillers (Grand Metropolitan Hotels)
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 18 41 ; Latitude 57 27.4° N, Longitude 3 21° W
Founded 1889 ; Operating Status (1999): operating

Knockando is the flagship distillery of I.D.V./Justerini & Brooks and produces a malt whisky. The whisky is marketed as a single malt under its season of distillation; the year of bottling is also indicated on the label. The notion is that the whisky is bottled when it is mature, rather than at a specific age.

It was built in 1898 by J. Thompson Esq., spirit broker of Elgin but closed two years later and was bought in 1904 by W & A Gilbey's. It was partially rebuilt in 1969 and added a second pair of stills. It obtains most of its peat from the Black Isle or East Lothian and produces 1.9 million litres AV per annum.

Distillery rating: 3*

Knockando, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 7RP
Tel: 01340-6205

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