Annandale Man O Words 35CL
This wondeful single malt Scotch whisky was distilled at Annandaledistillery located in the Scottich Borders. American oak hogshead filled with unpeated Man O’Words spirit and bottled at natural cask strength and with no chillfiltration. As the extraction of flavour from American oak is slower than from Spanish oak, the effect on our unpeated spirit is more subtle, adding richness, depth and complexity to Annandale’s characteristic fruitiness.
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).