Annandale Distillery wins best Young Single Cask Scotch Whisky Award
Between 2007 and 2014 a new distillery was constructed on the site of the defunct site under sponsorship of Professor David Thomson and his wife Teresa Church at cost of GBP10.5M.
The single malt whisky is available in peated and unpeated versions matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
Capacity of this distillery is tiny at 500,000 litres p.a. which compares with 10.0m litres p.a. plus at big distilleries such as Glenfiddich and Glenlivet.
Ironically, announcement of the award coincides with implementation today of a 25pct tariff on all exports of single malt Scotch whisky to the U.S., the industry's single biggest market. As explained in my blog of October 14th the new tariff may well have a disproportionate effect on small, single malt producers such as Annandale.