In October we will be launching our 'Rare Batch' bottlings for the first time, and starting the range off with two very special editions featuring casks that have been very precious to us over the last number of years.
Both editions are 15 Years old and bottled cask strength. Details on when and where you can buy, and RRPs, will be confirmed nearer the time of release. There will be be a small number available to purchase from our mail order online shop and from our Visitor Centre on the Isle of Arran.
FRENCH OAK ARGONNE
The extremely rare casks in this bottling were sourced from the Argonne Forest
in the north-east of France. They were previously used to mature still wines from
a traditional winemaker based near the village of Ay. Our Arran Single Malt has been maturing in these precious oak casks for the past 15
Limited edition of 3,060 bottles.
Nose: A warm spring day in the garden. Gentle cedar oak and a touch of sandalwood and incense with a sweet contrast of freshly squeezed white grapes,
sweet pink lady apple and orange blossom.
Palate: A sparkling, oily texture enhanced and complimented by the higher alcohol
volume. It’s picnic time with trays of honeyed fruits, sweet vanilla and orange cake with a touch of nutmeg, warm brioche buns and mango puree.
Finish: Warm spices, oak tannins and mandarin liqueur.
FRENCH OAK - BORDEAUX
The Arran Single Malt in this bottling was fully aged in French oak casks which were
previously used to mature red wine from a revered winemaker in the Médoc region
north of Bordeaux. Our Arran Single Malt has been maturing in these precious oak casks for the past 15 years.
Limited edition of 2,580 bottles.
Nose: At first whiff there are ripe dark berries with freshly rolled cigars. The
gentle tobacco aroma is embraced by the sweetness of vinous sultanas and cassis.
Palate: Afternoon tea with chocolate raspberry truffles, candied ginger,scones with clotted cream and orange marmalade and almond & cinnamon croissants. Silky and luscious tannins are a reminder of the elegant wine once contained in these casks.
Finish: Mouth-watering at first then getting a touch drier with plum jam and