The Annandale distillery, which started production in late 2014, has put its entire 2014 production for sale to investors and private collectors alike. The distillery, which is based in the town of Annan, is intending to sell its inaugural cask (#1) for £1 million.
The distillery is the reincarnation of the old Annandale distillery, which was established in 1836 and produced whisky for Johnnie Walker until 1918. The reborn distillery filled its first cask on the 15th of November 2015 and has put up the rest of its 2014 casks for sale, with an estimated total sale price of £100,000 for casks #2 to #75.
While the spirit within the cask is currently too young to be considered as whisky, the distillery is looking to entice private collectors who are interested in securing a piece of history.
The distillery currently produced two different types of whisky. The first expression is an fruity, unpeated expression called Man o’ Words and is a tribute to the celebrated poet, Robert Burns. The second expression is a peated expression called Man o’ Sword and is a tribute to the 7th Earl of Annandale, Robert the Bruce.
Casks #1 to #39 are filled with Man o’ Words spirit while casks #40 to #75 are filled with Man o’ Sword spirit. The spirit will officially come of age on the 16th of November 2017, when it can be legally known as whisky.
The Lowland-based distillery is owned by Annandale Distillery Co and was established in 2014 after the previous Annandale distillery site and buildings were restored at a cost of £10.5 million. It is expected that the distillery will eventually produce spirit at a capacity of 500,000 litres per annum.
The original article about the Annandale distillery can be found at the following link: http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/whisky-barrel-on-sale-for-1-million/
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