People and places don't just shape a Single Malt Scotch Whisky's flavour. They change the course of its future. Get a taste of how the whisky you love today came to be, with this brief Knockando timeline.
Founded by John Tytler Thomson, named for the village in which it stands – itself taken from the Gaelic meaning ‘little black hill’. Designed by popular architect and engineer, Charles Doig.
Ten months after production began the whisky bubble burst, thanks in part to the artifice of the Pattison brothers, and the distillery closed.
Largely untouched by the whisky crisis, gin producers W. & A. Gilbey buy the distillery.
Charles Gold, the Gilbys' brother-in-law takes charge of the Knockando, launching an immediate program of expansion and improvement.
Knockando is connected to the Great North of Scotland Railway.
The Government ban all pot-stilling to conserve barley stocks, ceasing production.
World sales return to pre Great War levels.
W. & A. Gilbey merges with United Wine Traders to form a new company – International Distillers and Vintners.
The traditional floor maltings are closed.
Knockando selected as a single malt in its own right, rather than going into a blend.
Justerini & Brooks launches a 12 year old official bottling.