Visit, Technical Tour & guided tasting

Reviving the Distinct Flavours of One of Scotland’s Oldest Distilleries

THURSDAY, 24 August 2023. 13:00 - 17:00 BST

By the Scottish Section

THURSDAY, 24 August 2023. 13:00 - 17:00 BST

Annandale Distillery



DG12 5LL

Gain firsthand insights into the revival and revitalization of a former distillery at the Scottish Section's latest event! We will be visiting Annandale Distillery - established in 1836 and originally one of Scotland’s oldest operating distilleries.

Delve into the distillery's unique philosophy and learn about the distillery's history during the tour, including the process behind the distillery production. You will also have the chance to experience the revived flavors through a guided tasting from maturation casks led by an expert.

Please note that safety footwear is essential.


  • 13:00 -  Arrive for an informal lunch in the distillery’s former maltings with plenty of time for networking and discussions on distilling practice. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the IBD Scottish Section.

  • 15:00 -  Tour and guided tasting

  • 17:00 -  Departure

Why You Should Attend:

  • To gain an understanding of the workings necessary to re-establish and revitalise a former distillery

  • Opportunity to discuss STR’s - Shaved, Toasted and Re-Charred Wine Casks and whether Chill Filtration is sacrilege or saviour.

  • Connect with professionals in the distillation and allied industries. spend time with like-minded people with a thirst for knowledge and knowledge transfer


  • The distillery is 5 km from Annan rail & Bus Stations. A regular train and bus service runs from Gretna Green.
  • There is plenty of car parking at the distillery - car sharing is encouraged.


  • Free for IBD Members
  • £10 for non-members

Booking deadline: THURSDAY, 17 August 2023 at 17.00