Revisiting one of my fav whisky distilleries. A simple but excellent way to show different expressions of various casks: using colours! I used to pour few drams of Arran's Sauternes cask finish into hot desserts... the Sauternes cask always went along well with an apple pie and vanilla ice cream
Following the hugely popular Smugglers Series, Isle of Arran return with another new range of superb whiskies – The Explorers Series!
Isle of Arran Distillers this week revealed news of another limited-edition series, this time inspired by the distinct landscape of the beautiful island. The Explorers Series follows the hugely popular Smugglers Series, launched in 2015, and the first release is Brodick Bay, paying homage to the bay on the east coast of the Isle of Arran, backed by dense woodlands and guarded by the island’s highest peak, Goat Fell. The 20 year old whisky has been matured in both bourbon barrels and sherry hogsheads before it was finished in oloroso sherry butts, sourced directly from Bodegas Tradicion in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The resulting liquid is said to offer layers of intense fruit, treacle laced fudge, dark chocolate raisins, soft oak and hints of pink pepper. “This first release is a very complex and multi-layered whisky, which was a conscious choice to reflect the diversity and charm of the island,” said Euan Mitchell, Isle of Arran Distillers managing director. “We want to give whisky lovers something that is unlike anything else, because to us, there’s nowhere like the Isle of Arran.” It carries an RRP of £130 and is due into MoM Towers shortly!
#WHISKYDROPS 💧🛎‼️START OF A SERIES - Brodick Bay!
Isle of Arran distillery - Sherried single malt - new limited edition Explorers Series!
Bottled at a cask strength of 49.8% abv 🏭
Matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and ex-Sherry hogsheads before being finished in Oloroso Sherry butts from Bodegas Tradición in Jerez de la Frontera.🇪🇸
Available from the distillery’s visitor centre & website for £130. MAX - 2 BOTTLES PER CUSTOMER. 📊
Winning moves from the youth at #grinduro Scotland. Good times all around: amazing course, great people, spectacular landscape, over the top food (and whisky!). Can’t wait to get back to the Isle of Arran.