This Single Malt Scotch whisky was produced in 2004 as a collaboration between the Agronomy Institute of Orkney College (University of the Highland & Islands) and the Isle of Arran Distillery. Bere is Scotlands oldest cultivated barley and was commonly used until the 20th century for the production of whisky. Bere for this Arran whisky was grown on Orkney before being malted in Inverness and subsequently distilled and matured on Arran. It has been matured for over 8 years in American oak barrels and bottled at 46% without chill-filtration or the addition of artificial colouring. Modern barley varieties have long since eclipsed Bere in the whisky industry but, as this bottling testifies, it can still produce a dramatic and distinctive Single Malt offering a taste of pure history.
This limited edition of 5,800 bottles has been matured for 8 years in 100% ex-Bourbon barrels and bottled at 46%. It is non chill-filtered and does not contain any artificial colouring.