Annandale

Location and contact details

Location" Location: Annandale Distillery, Northfield, Annan, Dumfriesshire, DG12 5LL
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0)1461 207 817
Email" Email: info@annandaledistillery.com
Web" Web: https://www.annandaledistillery.com/
Twitter" Twitter: Annandale Distillery (@AnnandaleDstlry)

Facts and figures

LocationAnnandale Distillery, Northfield, Annan, Dumfriesshire, DG12 5LL
Founded1830
OwnerDavid Thompson)

Opening Hours

Open seven days a week throughout the year ; check for details of opening hours.

Tours

Classic Distillery Tour £8.5

Distillery tour followed by a tasting of one the new make spirit. Runs hourly from 1000 to 1600.

Restoration Tour £15

Distillery tour incorporating the Classic Tour and focuses on the rebirth of the distillery. Runs 1100 every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday during Summer season. (Max 10 people and minimum numbers apply).

Distillery Technical £25

Distillery tour by the founder and owner which delves deep into the dilling process.

Tour By Distillery Owner Professor David Thomson £50

By special arrangement and available only at certain times. Meet the man behind the rebirth of Annandale Distillery. In this fascinating tour David Thomson will relate the whole story from June 2006 until present. You’ll learn about the archaeologists, the water diviner, the engineers, the architect and all the other ‘characters’ involved in the project. This will be placed in a historical context that mentions King Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns (the two RBs of Annandale). He may even recite some of Burns’ poetry! The tour finishes with a dram or two of Rascally Liquor©; Annandale Distillery’s new-make malt spirit.

History

Annandale Distillery is a whisky distillery producing single malt Scotch whisky produced in Annandale, Scotland.

Annandale Distillery was opened in 1830 by George Donald and was later bought by Johnnie Walker in 1893 and was closed down in 1924.

In 2007 the distillery was reopened by the Annandale Distillery Company. In 2008, the company received a grant of £150,000 from the Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support as part of a £4m investment which will employ up to 19 people

In November 2014, the Annandale Visitor Centre opened and the first casks were distilled, with the first Annandale single malt whiskies being bottled three years later in 2018 under the brands Man O'Sword inspired by the warrior king Robert the Bruce, the 7th Lord of Annandale and King of Scots, and Man O'Words in tribute to Robbie Burns, Scotland's National Bard, who lived in nearby Dumfries.
Information correct as of 28/08/2016
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