Annandale

Annandale

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Established 1836 – Reborn 2014
Annandale Distillery is in 1836 gesticht in Annan, het uiterste zuiden van Schotland. Gelegen aan de westkust vertrokken daar veel Schotse emigranten naar de nieuwe wereld (VS). In 1918 werd de distillery, op dat moment eigendom van Johnie Walker Whisky Co, gesloten. In 2007 kochten prof. David Thomson en Theresa Church de distillery, die vanaf 1924 als boerderij werd gebruikt. Een lange periode van bouw en restauratie volgde, totdat in november 2014 de eerste spirit weer gestookt kon worden.

De distillery manager is Malcolm Rennie, een echte Ileach. Hij heeft vooral bij distilleries op Islay gewerkt: Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Caol Ila en Kilchoman. Met zijn kennis en ervaring heeft hij veel invloed op de inrichting van de distillery, de gebruikte grondstoffen en de vaten. De distillery heeft drie stills en zes washbacks (oregon pine). De destoner en de mill komen uit de boedel van Caperdonich. Er wordt Concerto barley gebruikt, de peated barley komt uit Inverness en de unpeated barley uit Edinburgh. Annandale doet één mash en één destillatie per dag gedurende zes dagen per week. De unpeated newmake spirit is zacht, fruitig en clean. Op de neus blijft de rokerigheid van de peated spirit op de achtergrond. In de smaak is de rokerigheid prachtig aanwezig, zonder de spirit te overheersen.

In het caskprogramma biedt Annandale particulieren de mogelijkheid een cask te kopen. Annandale maakt zowel peated als unpeated spirit. De peated spirit is geturfd tot 45 PPM, behoorlijk hoog. Door de wijze van distilleren is het resultaat mooi gebalanceerd rokerig, bijvoorbeeld zoals Longrow.

De spirit wordt afgevuld in first fill of refill bourbon barrels. De first fill barrels komen van Buffalo Trace. Ook Kilchoman (Machir Bay botteling) en Arran (single cask Bourbon releases) gebruiken vaten van Buffalo Trace. Kwaliteit staat voorop!


Cask Plans

  • Annandale 2019 #1722 ex. Amarone cask peated (Man 'o Sword) cask #1711 (2019) is an wine barrique, distilled at 11-12-2019 with 304.4 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 64 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2030
  • Annandale 2019 #1724 ex. Amarone cask unpeated (Man 'o Words) cask #1724 (2019) is an wine barrique, distilled at 11-12-2019 with 302.2 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 64 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2029
  • Annandale 2020 #143 ex. Portwood cask unpeated (Man O' Words) cask #143 is an port barrique, distilled at 04-02-2020 with 223 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 58 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2030
  • Annandale 2020 #144 cask #144 is an port barrique, distilled at 04-02-2020 with 231 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 58 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2030
  • Fresh Rum Cask Project 2020 cask #157, 363 is an rum barrel,, and has been devided into 100 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2028
  • Annandale 2019 #1344 ex. Pinot Noir Barrique cask #1344 is an wine barrique, distilled at 10-10-2019 with 233.4 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 48 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2022-2024
  • Annandale 2019 #1510 cask #1510 is an sherry hogshead, distilled at 06-11-2019 with 217.3 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 50 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2027-2029
  • Annandale 2019 #1511 cask #1511 is an sherry hogshead, distilled at 06-11-2019 with 222.6 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 50 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2027-2029
  • Annandale 2019 #976 fresh Portwood cask peated (Man 'O Sword) cask #976 is an port barrique, distilled at 10-07-2019 with 222 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 50 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2029
  • Annandale 2019 #975 fresh ex. Portwood cask unpeated (Man 'o Words) cask #975 is an port barrique, distilled at 10-07-2019 with 217 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 50 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2029
  • Annandale 2019 #361 fresh Martell XO cask cask #361 is an cognac cask, distilled at 28-03-2019 with 273 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 55 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2029
  • Annandale 2018 #1417 fresh sherrybutt cask #1417 is an sherry butt, distilled at 04-10-2018 with 501 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 63 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2028
  • Annandale 2017 #1590 cask #1590 is an bourbon barrel, distilled at 06-12-2017 with 202.9 liters at 63.3% ABV, and has been devided into 30 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2027
  • Annandale 2017 #1589 cask #1589 is an bourbon barrel, distilled at 06-12-2017 with 201.6 liters at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 30 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2027
  • Annandale 2015 #500 unpeated cask #500 is an bourbon barrel, distilled at 10-08-2015 at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 20 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2025
  • Annandale 2015 #468 peated cask #468 is an bourbon barrel, distilled at 27-07-2015 at 63.5% ABV, and has been devided into 20 shares
    status: maturing, expected to be bottled ~ 2025

Cask Plans marked with are / may still be available in the casQ shop, which is only available to signed in casQueteers.
The overview above, including the stock status, only refreshes once every 48 hours - so be aware of that.


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