Introducing...The Explorers Series!
It is with great excitement that we are launching our brand new limited edition series - The Explorers Series - at the end of this month, starting with our European and UK markets.
The Arran Explorers’ Series is a collection of limited edition expressions of The Arran Single Malt. Each edition celebrates the outstanding scenic beauty and diversity of nature on the Isle of Arran.
As the ferry across the firth of Clyde nears its destination, the visitor will be granted a first glimpse of ‘Scotland in Miniature’, the Isle of Arran. The broad sweep of Brodick Bay, backed by dense woodland of Scots pine, is guarded by the island’s highest peak, Goat Fell. With its varied terrain of sandy beach, verdant field, impenetrable forest and craggy mountain pass, this magical island affords the traveller a wide choice of outdoor pursuits.
This view from the foothills south of Brodick Bay is best taken in with a dram of The Arran Single Malt in hand. This particular example is 20 years old and has been matured in both Bourbon Barrels and Sherry Hogsheads before being finished in Oloroso Sherry Butts sourced directly from Bodegas Tradicion in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The complex and multi-layered dram perfectly reflects the diversity, allure and charm of this beautiful island. Take your senses on an adventure around the Isle of Arran.
You can purchase from our Visitor Centre shop in Lochranza and online from our online shop from 10th July 11am. Suggested retail price is £130 for 70cl bottle.
Please note that there will be a restriction of 2 bottles per customer only in our Visitor Centre shop and in our online shop.
Our online shop is likely to be very busy on the morning of Tuesday 10th July in the run up to the bottle going on sale. Please be patient and bear with the web site. WHen the bottle is out of stock we will remove it from the web site. Transactions are likely to go much slower than usual.
Please note that our online shop is not the only place where this bottling can be purchased, it will also be available through our network of distributors worldwide, and they will be supplying your local specialist whisky retailer. Please check with your usual Arran Malt retailer for information on whether or not they will be stocking this edition.
NOSE Immediate notes of creamy toffee emerge, with the fresh fruity citrus notes of Arran also very evident. The promise of something memorable.
PALATE Starts with an intense sweetness which coats the tongue as the creamy toffee develops into a treacle laced fudge. Dark chocolate raisins and honey give this dram delicious depth which stays long on the palate. With time or a drop of water, this dram opens up beautifully and shows another side with soft oak and hints of pink pepper.
FINISH Long and memorable. A real gourmet dram which retains the sweetness of the delicate Arran character with layers of rich intense fruit. Welcome to Brodick Bay and the beautiful Isle of Arran.
• 49.8% Alc./Vol.
• 20 years old
• Limited Edition of 9,000 bottles worldwide
• Matured in Bourbon Barrels, Sherry Hogsheads and Oloroso Sherry Butts
• RRP £130