Dried fruits, and a touch of salt & malt on the nose. Caramel, briny, oxidized fruits, medium weight, nutty and light oak. Delicious, full, and beautiful! This falls in wonderfully with the rest of the Arran line. D&M Tasting Notes
The Arran Distillers was started by Harold Currie as a retirement project after a career with Chivas Brothers. Arran began its distillation in August 1995. Those of you who have been enjoying whiskey from us for sometime may recall a bottle that was sent out in January of 2000. It was a bottle of Single Malt, no age statement, from a new distillery that had just started importing into the US.
Even back then we were fond of the Malts coming from the Isle of Arran, and now almost a decade and a half later, we are sending you a delightful dram from this little distillery on the Isle of Arran. When we say little, we do mean small; worldwide from accountants to stillmen, master distiller to tour guides, the people that produce and sell Arran number to 22 individuals.The Isle of Arran has been called “Scotland in Miniature,” being just 20 miles long and 10 miles wide. At one time the island had 30 illicit distilleries, operating out of reach and sight of the “excisemen”.
Most of these distilleries were in the south, but Arran was built in the north region, Lochranza. The last legally operating distillery ‘Lagg,’ shut its doors in 1837,leaving a significant gap in whisky production on Arran. While there may have been a gap of production on the island itself, Arran is quite close to some of the more storied names in Scotch Whisky. It is less than 20 miles as the eagle flies from Springbank, and around 30 miles from Lagavulin and Laphroig on Islay. In fact, the current master distiller, James MacTaggart, lives on Islay and commutes by ferry to Arran on a weekly basis. This is a commute he has been doing for seven years after stepping into the role after the original master distiller, Gordon Mitchell, retired.
Arran 14 YR Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Brand: The Arran Malt
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 8
- SKU #: 2175