The Arran Distillery is situated in Lochranza village on the North side of the beautiful Isle of Arran. In Scotch terms this is a young distillery with production starting on 17th August 1995. The area is home to some of the purest water in all of Scotland – every drop of Arran Single Malt starts its life as rainwater which pools at Loch na Davie in the beautiful hills behind the distillery.
The purity of the water means that Arran can create a clean, sweet dram which is entirely natural and unadulterated. They never add caramel colouring or strip flavour out through chill filtration.
Arran enjoys a warm microclimate – the atmosphere of sea breezes and clear mountain air, together with the warm flow of the Gulf Stream is ideal for the speedy maturation of single malts.
A limited edition single malt from Arran, which after initially maturing in oak casks was specially chosen by the master distillery to be finished in Côte-Rôtie red wine casks. It was bottled without chill filtrating or colouring, with the vibrant liquid having gained its rosy hue from the casks themselves.
Nose: Oodles of oak spices, jammy dark berries and subtle floral violet aromas.
Palate: Bucketfuls of dark chocolate balanced by a dash of citrus, with lots of dried fruit alongside fresh fig and plum, with a hint of charred oak.
Finish: Delicate whispers of smoke support notes of candied fruit and a fairly spicy finish.