Annandale: A new whisky project
I first read about Annandale around 2015, by that time the owners Teresa & David Thomson had already put 8 years of their life into this distillery and not even a single drop of spirit had run through the spirit safe. All off their time had been spent on getting things done right: The right restauration, the correct processes and the correct equipment. I was immediately intrigued which was, in large part due to the designer of the distillery equipment and the distilling process: Dr. Jim Swan. Mr. Swan is famous in the Scotch Whisky industry especially because of his understanding of new start up distilleries and the financial challenges that they face. As most of you probably know: making whisky is a process for people that have a long breath. Jim Swan managed to tweak the whole distillery setup in such a way that maturation would take less time.
More information on this whisky will follow at a later date.
Design of the Distilling process and equipment: Dr. Jim Swan
Whisky Region: Lowlands
Type of cask: fresh bourbon
Peatiness: 40 PPM
Distilling date: 19 March 2020
Expected bottling year: 2030
Expected bottleing strength: 46%