ANCNOC HIGHLAND SCOTCH DEBUTS SECOND “BOTTLED ART”
Scottish Illustrator Peter Arkle Illustrates Distillery Warehouse
NEW YORK, NY, September 24, 2012 – anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky revealed the second release of the Limited Edition Series from its collaboration with renowned Scottish Illustrator, Peter Arkle. Arkle developed an exclusive range of packages and label designs for a limited-edition bottling of the whisky. The labels each celebrate a different aspect of anCnoc’s Knockdu Distillery, which opened its doors in the village of Knock in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1894.
The new edition is inspired by Arkle’s visit to the distillery warehouse, where the whisky is aged for decades. “My illustration on this label captures the essence of what makes the whisky so special – time,” said Arkle. “The label depicts a dark warehouse containing hundreds of casks of anCnoc. The rows of dusty casks stretch as far as the eye can see, where magic is happening – slowly and quietly.”
The anCnoc Limited Edition Series is matured in Spanish oak sherry barrels, as opposed to its traditional American wooden barrels, which makes it soft in color and have amber highlights. The taste is characterized as spicy vanilla and rich coffee, which is followed by fresh lemons, cooked green apples and a hint of coconut.
Gordon Bruce, anCnoc distillery manager expressed, “We are extremely excited to release the next label in the anCnoc Limited Edition Series. Peter Arkle’s design allows whisky lovers into our warehouse.”
The second Peter Arkle Limited Edition has a suggested retail price of $60 and is available at select retailers in the New York, New Jersey, New England, Chicago and Washington. To see the first release and watch a video about the collaboration visit http://www.ancnoc.com/#doc-ancnoc.
anCnoc (pronounced “a-nock”) Single Malt Scotch Whisky is marketed by International Beverage, Inc. Its history began when John Morrison purchased the Knock estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1892. The surrounding land was full of peat and barley and the Great North Railway line ran nearby. When Morrison discovered a source of pure, clear water on the land, he negotiated with The Distillers Company of Edinburgh and the Knockdu Distillery opened its doors in 1894. It was regarded as the perfect embodiment of a modern distillery at that time, and today continues to produce a light, modern whisky.
About International Beverage
International Beverage, Inc. (www.interbevgroup.com) was established in 2005 as the international arm of ThaiBev, one of South East Asia’s leading alcohol beverage companies. With a network of regional offices in Asia, Europe and North America, the company is responsible for the production, sales, marketing and distribution of a portfolio of premium global brands in more than 80 countries and territories. The company’s success is built on a strong understanding of local cultures and markets along with the creation of a global operational network.
About Peter Arkle
Peter Arkle (www.peterarkle.com) is an illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous books, magazines and advertisements. He lives in New York City and his work takes him around the world, including his native Scotland. Peter has created artwork for dozens of premium brands and entities including Apple, Starbucks, Blackberry and The New Yorker.