Arran distillery have release two new bottlings. The first is their annual release of a single cask Arran Sherry Cask which was distilled in 1996 matured in sherry butts and bottled in 2012 at cask strength 53.9% vol one of only 263 bottles. The second is Arran Bere Barley made using an old variety of barley. This type of barley was one of the original types used to make whisky but it is difficult to grow and low yielding, with more modern varieties being used now. The barley comes from Orkney and produces and a wonderfully complex whisky.