anCnoc Whisky x Patrick Grant Collaboration
Being the coolest drink around, whiskey and fashion have always gone hand in hand. The newest team to pair up in that mould are whiskey distillery anCnoc and fashion designer Patrick Grant.
Most notably known as creative director of bespoke tailors Norton & Sons of Savile Row, Scottish-born Patrick Grant’s work is synonymous with quality and craftsmanship – two qualities which made him a perfect fit for a limited edition collaboration with one of the smallest and most enchanting distillers in the Scottish Highlands.
The pair teamed up at anCnoc’s Knockdhu distillery to give the brand’s thoroughly modern single malt Scotch a makeover. Along with a little help from anCnoc’s fans on social media, Grant has designed a limited edition print to go onto the bottle of whiskey, Blas.
Blas, a Gaelic word meaning ‘taste’, has been matured in Spanish and American oak, and has been bottled in its most natural form, neither chill-filtered nor coloured. The design of the bottle itself is inspired by the Knockdhu distillery’s surroundings and traditional production methods.
Golden in colour, the full-bodied malt gives notes of lemon and candied orange peel, and on taste delivers an initial burst of warm lemon tart followed by notes of rum raisins and dark chocolate. The finish is long and satisfying with a bitter-sweet cocoa aftertaste.
To celebrate the launch of Blas, the limited edition Patrick Grant print has also been created into exclusive pocket squares and silk neck scarves. Made from 100% silk, the pocket squares and neck scarves aren’t available to purchase but you can get of a pair by entering a competition over at the anCnoc Website.