Michael Jackson notes:
In Gaelic, Knockando (Cnoc-an-dhu) means "little black hillock". The distillery sits on a tree-covered hill that overlooks a sweeping panorama of the Spey River. Knockando is light and elegant with wreathing garden aromas and smooth, soft, nutty flavours. Colour: Pale gold. Nose: Faint, grassy peat. Lemon grass. Raspberries. Marshmallows and shortbread. Body: Light, smooth and creamy. Palate: Soft, creamy. Faintly honeyed. Raspberries. Lemon zest.