This First Release of the 25 year old single malt from the Arran Distillery is made up stock distilled in 1995 and matured in a mix of 35% ex-Sherry wood and 65% ex-Bourbon wood. The liquid was then re-casked into 1st Fill and Refill Sherry Hogsheads for 12 months prior to bottling.
Although the Isle of Arran was once a hot-bed of distilling activity, there were no distilleries on the island for the majority of the 19th and 20th centuries. Isle of Arran Distillers opened their first distillery in 1995, and it quickly became a firm favourite. They bottled its first single malt in 1998, a limited edition 3 year old in a glass decanter. The distillery also produced a peated single malt called Machrie Moor, however an experimental second distillery on the other side of the island, called Lagg, is now the site of all the company’s peated production. As of 2019, the distillery was renamed Lochranza, however its single malt brand is still known by the old name, Arran.
One of 3,000 bottles released in the winter of 2020.