MAN O'WORD 2015 SHERRY CASK
This is a tryly special release from this Lowland Distillery as only 5% of Annandale’s 2015 production was matured in sherry wood. The barrels are sourced directly from José y Miguel Martín SA, Spain and were specially selected by Dr Jim Swan, these are very rare authentic sherry butts that previously matured sherry (rather than sherry-conditioned virgin oak casks).
Just one sherry butt of Man O'Words has been released from Annandale's 2015 production with each bottle of this Single Cask, Single Malt being individually marked with cask and bottle number.
There was a distillery called Annandale on the site of the current one. That defunct distillery was founded in 1830 by a former excise officer from the Elgin area. It produced spirit for some 90 years. It changed hands in 1883 and 1896, on that year, Johnnie Walker & Sons acquired the site and ran it until 1919. The site laid abandoned for a couple of years until it was acquired by a porridge and cereal manufacturer.
There was no distillery to speak off for a very long time and in 2007 Annandale Distillery Co. purchased the site. An investment of £10.5 million brought the site back to life and the first drops of spirit were produced in 2014. The spirit is sold under three different names: Rascally Liquor (new make spirit), Man O'Words (un-peated whisky) Man O'Sword (peated whisky).