Tasting Notes (prepared by James Rogerson, Annandale’s Cask & Whisky Specialist):

Founders’ Selection Man O’ Sword (Peated) - Cask 2017/355:

Appearance

Wonderfully rich golden amber hue

Nose

Peat is subtle at first but very reminiscent of tobacco smoke and smoky bacon. This is followed by a hint of coconut and sweet almond cherry Bakewell.

Palate

A huge peat explosion, bringing in earthy notes with smouldering green foliage, creamy vanilla, fresh peach and a slight tickle of black pepper on the back of the throat.

 

Founders’ Selection Man O’ Words (Unpeated) - Cask 2017/321:

Appearance

Rich, golden amber

Nose

Spicy hints of cinnamon and nutmeg precede creamy vanilla, butterscotch and sweet caramelised demerara sugar

Palate

Hot melted butter initially which coats the palate, followed by hints of fresh conference pear, summer strawberries and fresh cream, Braeburn apple, blackberry, prunes and cool fresh honeydew melon

 

Professor David Thomson

Co-Founder

Annandale Distillery

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