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You can now become part of Annandale Distillery’s history by joining our small and select group of cask owners.
Fill your own or choose one of a very limited number of first production 200 litre casks.
Man O’Sword was inspired by King Robert the Bruce (b. 1274), who was also the 7th Earl of Annandale – a strong and courageous warrior who led the Scottish people to victory at Bannockburn in 1314.
This is a smoky, peaty and bold whisky with a regal power that those who lead from the front will immediately recognise. With a glass of Man O’ Sword, the soul of the greatest king of Scotland will be with you.Enquire today
This traditional but free-spirited whisky was inspired by Robert Burns (b. 1759) who was an excise man in Annandale but is known worldwide for his outstanding poetry and love of life.
This whisky is complex, smooth and mellow, and flows off the tongue like one of Burns’ poems. A dram of Man O’Words will cheer and comfort you as the spirit of Robert Burns inspires you.enquire today
"Gorgeous" - Dr Jim Swan
- What it means to be an Annandale Cask Owner -
Certificate of Ownership
After purchasing a cask, the owner is presented with a personalised Annandale Distillery Cask Owner’s Certificate. The whisky is allowed to mature in the Annandale Distillery warehouse under bond for at least 10 years where it is tended by the whisky distillery team.
A VIP Cask Owner tour will be arranged on Cask Owner’s Day where a 10% discount in Annandale’s coffee shop and shop will apply on the day of the visit.
Other visits can be arranged by appointment during the maturation of your whisky where owners can see their private cask of whisky. Please bear in mind that Annandale is a working distillery so appointments are subject to our operational requirements.
Cask samples are available on request (charge applies) and may be sent internationally although there may be international restrictions in some countries and duty may be payable. Owners are responsible for clearing the sample through customs and paying duty as appropriate.
Bottling and Shipping
After 10 years, the Master Distiller will be able to advise the owner when the cask is ready for bottling. At this point final payment will be due which will include Excise Duty, bottling and labelling costs, and VAT (Value Added Tax). Payment must be made before the cask can be removed from bond.
The cask will be hand bottled in its entirety into standard bottles with a label design provided by Annandale. If an owner would prefer an alternative bottle or label design it must be agreed by in writing by Annandale and we will do our best to accommodate all reasonable suggestions. However labelling must comply with the prevailing legislation.
When the bottles are ready for collection, this should be arranged and paid for by the owner after making the necessary arrangements with Annandale. If an owner would like Annandale to organise delivery this may be possible depending on the country of destination. The wooden cask remains the property of Annandale.