A dynamic new force in the scotch whisky industry, Isle of Arran Distillers is one of the few remaining independent distilleries in Scotland. They are based at Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, one of the most beautiful and famous in Scotland which lies off the West Coast between Ayrshire and Kintyre. The company was set up by Harold Currie, who ... Read More »
A bottling of single malt whisky from the Isle of Arran distillery bottled to honour Scotland's favourite son, the bard himself, Robert Burns. Bottled at 43% and created to be malty and sweet with a 'spicy twist on the finish'.
Arran 10yo is a medium-bodied, citrussy dram that shows an elegance and deftness of touch that belies the distillery's youth. Tasting the complexity and assurance of this youngster it is difficult to believe that the distillery only opened in 1995. A great achievement.
An interesting entry in the Arran Cask Finishes range, with the spirit spending the last few years of its maturation in a Sauternes sweet wine cask. Expect some sweet grapey notes as well as some tasty woody spice.
A bold, sweet Port finish from Arran, released in late 2010 as part of the downsized standard offering from the distillery now that their malt is fully mature. Bottled at 50%, so some water may be preferred.
The second batch of Arran's peated 'Machrie Moor', named for the ancient peat bog on the west end of the Isle of Arran and with a picture of Bran on the bottle, the faithful hound who accompanied legendary giant Fingal around the island when not tethered to a standing stone on Machrie Moor.
Released in late 2010, this Arran 14yo replaced the old 12yo. Neither coloured nor chill-filtered, Arran 14yo is bottled at a sensible drinking strength of 46%, for which the management deserve maximum kudos.
A special limited release of the, at the time of bottling, oldest whisky yet to come out of the Isle of Arran distillery. Aged for 16 years in a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks it's a perfect example of Arran's balanced character.
A cask strength 1996 vintage single cask whisky from the Isle of Arran distillery, distilled on the 11th of December at the end of their first full year of operation. It was then matured in a sherry cask for 15 years, before bottling on October 1st 2012.