anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the fourth and final limited edition
release in the coveted Peter Arkle Collection. So far the range included three global releases –
anCnoc Peter Arkle No.1 'Ingredients', anCnoc Peter Arkle No.2 'Casks' and anCnoc Peter Arkle
No.3 'Bricks'. Today the brand unveils anCnoc Peter Arkle No.4 'Warehouses' depicting a traditional
dunnage warehouse at Knockdhu Distillery, a building which contributes to anCnoc's unique
The partnership between anCnoc Single Malt and the renowned illustrator was launched in April 2012 and involves a series of limited anCnoc expressions presented in packaging designed by the artist. Gillian Gibson, anCnoc Brand Manager, summarised the successful collaboration:
anCnoc has always been regarded as giving whisky drinkers a very contemporary experience of the tradition of malt whisky drinking and this final design by Peter really lives up to this promise. It's a great way to end such a special partnership and we're extremely proud of our four limited editions and the success they have enjoyed.It has been wonderful working with Peter and his designs have perfectly captured anCnoc's modern side with a nod to its time-honoured traditions.
Peter Arkle is a freelance Scottish illustrator, based in New York City. Born in Penicuik he graduated from St. Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, before moving to New York, where his unique style flourished. He has been working freelance since 1993, contributing to books, newspapers and magazines such as The New Yorker, Newsweek and Oprah, in addition to leading global brands and businesses. He commented on completing the anCnoc collection:
I have really enjoyed working with anCnoc as a collaborative partner throughout the limited edition campaign. The whole project has been inspiring and a great creative challenge, and I’m delighted with the four finished products. My illustrations aim to capture how special and full of character anCnoc whisky is, and I couldn’t have done my job without the inspiration of the Knockdhu Distillery and its team. I hope anCnoc drinkers have enjoyed seeing all the designs roll out over the past two years as much as I have loved creating them.
anCnoc Peter Arkle No.4 'Warehouses' was matured in select American ex-bourbon casks as well as Spanish ex-sherry butts. The resulting whisky displays aromas of cut flowers and lemon meringue which open up to a set honey sweetness, creamy vanilla and a just touch of sherry spice. Rich and firm-textured, the palate reveals sweet flavours of raisins and honey, followed by candied orange peel and fresh custard topped with hot toffee. The finish is long, sweet and spicy, full of dried fruit and caramel.
anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition No.4 'Warehouses' is non chill-filtered, presented at its natural colour and bottled as a premium strength of 46% ABV. The whisky will soon be available online and from specialist retailers in the UK, USA, Germany, Russia and Japan. The recommended retail price in the UK is £50 and the release is limited to 1,000 cases.
For more information please go to www.anCnoc.com