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Annan and Eskdale
New book launched at distillery

WHISKY HERITAGE . . . a revised fourth edition of the authoritative book on the history of Scotland’s national drink and some lost distilleries, entitled ‘Scotch Missed,’ has been launched at Annandale Distillery.

It was written by a leading expert in the field, retired journalist Brian Townsend, and produced by NWP publishing house boss Neil Wilson, a native of Moffat.

The well-illustrated volume records the making of Scotch since 1494 and, in particular,  features a comprehensive guide the the lost distilleries of Scotland.

It was a reference in an earlier edition of the book which first caught the eye of husband and wife, Professor David Thomson and Teresa Church, to a long-closed distillery on the outskirts of Annan.

They went on to locate and visit the buildings, later bought them and embarked on a painstaking £11 million restoration of Annandale Distillery.

Pictured at the launch are, left to right: Professor David Thomson; Linny Oliphant, distillery visitor experience manager; Brian Townsend, Malcolm Rennie, distillery manager and Neil Wilson

 

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