ANNANDALE MAN O'SWORD 2015 Edition - Sherry Cask
In 2014 Annandale Distillery released its first single malt after almost 100 year of being silent. Now they proudly presenting yet another Annandale Single Cask, Single Malt Scotch Whisky - first one to be matured in sherry butts. For this release, they managed to obtain authentic Oloroso Spanish oak sherry butts from Miguel Martin, Spain. These hard-to-come-by sherry butts were used to mature Spanish sherry time and time again. Selected by Dr Jim Swan, they represent a singular approach to maturing single malt whisky. The result is a stunning depth of flavour.
Only 678 bottles of this truly amazing Single Malt were released.
Cask No: 760 | Bottles: 362
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).