Collection Annandale - Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Annandale Distillery is a whiskey distillery producing single malt Scotch whiskey in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Founded in 1836 by George Donald, Annandale Distillery was purchased by Johnnie Walker in 1893 and closed in 1924.

In 2007 the distillery was purchased by the Annandale Distillery Company, owned by Prof David Thomson and Teresa Church. In November 2014 the Annandale Visitor Center opened and the first casks were distilled. The first cask of unpeated whiskey made headlines and went on sale for the princely sum of £1m.

In June 2018, Annandale Distillery released their first bottling, for which twenty production casks from 2014 were selected. Annandale Distillery's single cask, single malt Scotch whiskeys are Man O' Words (unpeated), named after Robert Burns, the one-time Annan mayor and 'national poet of Scotland', and Man O' Sword (peated). , named after King Robert The Bruce, former 7th Lord of Annandale and King of Scots who once owned a motte-and-bailey castle near the distillery.

Single Cask Single malt bottlings continue at Annandale Distillery with a strong ethos of the more obscure casks with their Founders' Selection range, a range of bottlings handpicked by co-owner Prof David Thomson. Starting with Sherry-Conditioned Hogshead Casks in December 2019, which sold out within a few months, and the current bottling STR (shaved, toasted & re-charred). The original casks were before bottling by the "Einsten of Whisky" Dr. Jim Swan selected before his untimely death in 2017.

With the new bottlings, casks have been a priority at Annandale Distillery as they now offer two ways to buy and the widest choice in Scotland and are one of the few distilleries in Scotland where you can buy a cask of your own whiskey.

With the inevitable growth of the Annandale Distillery came accolades: it won the Jim Murray Best Single Cask Single Malt 10 years and Under for both the Man O' Sword and Man O' Words 2015 Vintage Bourbon Cask and the Visitor Center was honored by VisitScotland rated 5 stars.

The Annandale Distillery has also expanded into the local area and now owns and operates the Globe Inn in Dumfries. A pub/restaurant known worldwide as the favorite haunt of legendary poet Robert Burns. The Globe is filled with Burnsian artifacts and is supported by the Robert Burns World Federation, of which distillery and Globe Inn co-owner Prof David Thomson is ambassador.