80% of the casks filled by Annandale Distillery consists of 200L ASBs (American Standard Barrels) previously used in the maturation of American Bourbon from Kentucky. Produced from American white oak; Quercus Alba, our casks are generally taken from Heaven Hill and Woodford Reserve distilleries. Recently however, we have decided to expand our bourbon cask portfolio to include a small selection of casks taken from other bourbon distilleries to see what differences the previous cask contents have on the maturing spirit.
Makers Mark is the only bourbon distillery producing just one brand of Bourbon which has been lovingly built up over 3 generations of the Samuels family. Notes to expect from these 200L Ex- American Oak casks include Butterscotch, vanilla, honey, sweet cream, salted caramel, sticky toffee pudding, and caramelized sugar.
These casks will work beautifully well with the fresh fruit driven notes of our peated and unpeated new make spirits.