Premium Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, anCnoc has announced that its duty-free exclusive Rùdhan was a gold winner at recent The Spirits Business Global Travel Retail Spirits Masters 2017 – less than a year after it launched.
Rùdhan, the latest limited-edition travel retail expression to join anCnoc’s much acclaimed Peaty collection, was described as ‘young and vibrant’ by the judges and was one of six awarded gold in the category. (see previous story)

Bringing together dark peaty smokiness and light subtle flavour, the elegant dram takes its name from the peat harvesting process. The term ‘rùdhan’ [roo-an] refers to the final stage, in which the peat is stacked for several weeks to dry out ahead of burning to create the signature smokiness associated with the range.

Measuring 46% ABV and pale straw in appearance, the initial fruity aromas give way to the strong scent of woody smokiness. To taste, the famous earthy peat flavour is followed by warming spices and burnt sugar, ending with a long and smooth finish.

International Beverage Marketing Director Karen Walker commented: “As a brand we have seen a growing demand for Peaty expressions and launching Rùdhan to travel retail was a real opportunity for us to introduce anCnoc’s darker side to a new audience of thousands of travellers. We’re thrilled it’s received the recognition it deserves at The Spirits Business Global Travel Retail Spirits Masters.”

Rùdhan is available at $65 (USD) for 1L. For further information visit www.ancnoc.com/peaty/rudhan

Colour
Pale Straw

Nose
A light fruitiness kicks off this elegant dram. Delicate floral notes play their part before bowing out to a burnt wood smokiness.

Taste
On the palate, it takes on a whole new character. Earthy peat smoke still prevalent, it is now accompanied by the more robust notes of spice and burnt sugar. The finish is smooth and warm.

Alc vol 46% ABV
Available sizes 70cl & 75cl