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By Fiona Reid
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High praise for whisky

A WHISKY made in Annan has won a major international accolade.

The Annandale Distillery’s Man O’Sword has been named ‘Best Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky (10 years and under)’ in the recently published 2020 Whisky Bible, by author and whisky aficionado Jim Murray, who assigned it a score of 96.5/100.

Murray described it as: “fabulously and truly faultlessly made and brilliantly matured whisky which allows every last element of the distillery’s personality to be seen. What a genuine treat!”

Furthermore, he gave high praise to Annandale’s unpeated Man O’Words Single Cask, Single Malt (Cask 2015/149), rating it a massive 94/100 and describing it as “brilliantly made”.

The distillery’s founders Professor David Thomson and Teresa Church are delighted and said: “Our ambition has always been to produce first class single malts, without compromise, here in the South of Scotland. “We’ve just past our fifth anniversary. Achieving this accolade from Jim Murray, at such an early stage in our journey, is beyond our wildest expectations, and a fantastic testimony to our production team’s unrelenting pursuit of perfection.”

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