Founders Selection - Man O' Sword - Hogshead Cask - SOLD OUT

Founders' Selection - Sherry Conditioned Virgin Oak Hogshead Casks (Spanish/American Oak)

Cask 2016/544, 61.1%abv is a Spanish oak hogshead filled with Annandale’s peated Man O’Sword spirit. The profusion of flavour compounds extracted from the more open grain of the Spanish oak adds richness and depth to our highly acclaimed peated spirit, delivering a complex yet beautifully balanced Single Malt. (According to our Co-Founder, David Thomson, this is one of the best whiskies he has ever tasted and it’s currently his Single Malt of choice.)

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Cask 2016/588, 61.4%abv is an American oak hogshead filled with unpeated Man O’Words spirit. As the extraction of flavour from American oak is slower than from Spanish oak, the effect on our unpeated spirit is more subtle, adding richness, depth and complexity to Annandale’s characteristic fruitiness. The overall effect is of sensory maturity, well-beyond its years.

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Founders' Selection - STR (Shaved, Toasted & Re-Charred) Ex-Burgundy Casks - Swan/Martin 


Man O' Words Founders' Selection - STR Cask 321

Cask 321 (2017) Man O’ Words (62.1% ABV)- this STR (Shaved, Toasted and Recharred) Ex-French Burgundy cask was filled with unpeated new make spirit on the 16th March 2017 and bottled on the 15th June 2020. This wonderfully unique Coopering process which was the Brainchild of the late Dr Jim Swan and Spanish cooperage Jose Miguel Martin produces a golden amber dram with spicy notes of cinnamon, vanilla, fresh conference pears, summer strawberries and Braeburn apple.

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Man O' Sword Founders' Selection - STR Cask 355

Cask 355 (2017) Man O’ Sword (61.9% ABV)- this STR (Shaved, Toasted and Recharred) Ex- French Burgundy cask was filled with unpeated new make spirit on the 23rd March 2017 and bottled on the 15th June 2020. This wonderfully unique Coopering process which was the Brainchild of the late Dr Jim Swan and Spanish cooperage Jose Miguel Martin produces a dram with a rich golden amber hue, notes of tobacco smoke, smoky bacon and hints of coconut, sweet almond cherry Bakewell, creamy vanilla and fresh peach.

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Str Technical notes by Professor David Thomson

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Prof. David Thomson & Dr. Jim Swan

Annandale Distillery will launch Swan/Martin STR-matured, peated (Man O' Sword) and unpeated (Man O’ Words) Single Cask, Single Malts under its Founders’ Selection label. It’s our tribute to the great man. - Prof. David Thomson