October 15, 2013 – The fourth and final release in anCnoc’s limited-edition Peter Arkle series is on its way to whisky specialist shops. Dubbed “Warehouses”, the packaging features Arkle’s illustration of one of the dunnage warehouses at Knockdhu Distillery, where anCnoc is distilled and matured.
Arkle and the anCnoc team created the series using the various elements that go into a whisky. The first bottling “Ingredients” featured barley and water, while “Casks” showed rows of casks resting inside one of the Knockdhu warehouses and “Bricks” featured the brick exterior of the distillery. In a news release, the Scottish-born and New York-based illustrator called the series a creative challenge:
“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.”
The whisky was matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon barrels and Spanish Oak ex-Sherry butts, and is bottled at 46% ABV. 1,000 cases will be available worldwide at a recommended retail price of £50 ($80 USD).