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Arran Scotch Whisky Distillery History
The Isle of Arran, one of the most beautiful and famous in Scotland and lies off the West Coast between Ayrshire and Kintyre.
Arran is a unique island known as 'Scotland in Miniature', for it has all of the scenery of Scotland, with mountains and lowlands, glens, lochs and royal castles (including one at Lochranza).
Early in the 19th century there were more than 50 whisky distilleries on Arran, most of them illegal and carefully hidden from the eyes of the taxmen. The malt was acclaimed at the time as the best in Scotland, only rivalled by those from the 'Glen of Livet'.
Based at Lochranza the new distillery was founded in 1995 by Harold Currie, who was previously Managing Director of Chivas (Seagrams) and House of Campbell (Pernod Ricard).
Using only the traditional methods of distilling, with wooden washbacks and copper stills designed to our exact specification. The location offers perfect water for whisky production, cleansed by granite and softened by peat as it comes down from the mountain above.
The atmosphere of sea breezes and clear mountain air together with the warm flow of the Gulf Stream matures the Arran Malt to perfection in earth-floored warehouse.
Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings
Aged 10 years
Malt 12 year old
Malt 14 years old
Malt 16 year old
The Arran Malt various finishes Amarone, Bourbon, Port Wine, Sauternes, Sherry,
Robert Burns Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Robert Burns Blend
Arran Malt Orkney Bere Barley
12 year old cask strength
16 year old 46%
Sherry cask at 52,4%
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Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky Older Distillery Bottlings
Arran Vintage Collection (Sherry or Bourbon Single Casks) 1996 – 1997 – 1998
1997 The Rown Tree
43% No Age Statement
46% No Age Statement
Malt aged under 10 years
Malt 12 years old
Malt 15 th Anniversary Open Day Limited Edition
Malt 15th Anniversary Limited Edition.
Malt 100 proof
Malt -The Peated Arran
2005 The Peated Arran Single Cask
Isle of Arran “Jons Utvalgte” Aged 7 years
Robert Burns 250th Anniversary Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Arran Single Cask at cask strength (Sherry or Bourbon Single Casks)
Arran Cask Strength in various casks finishes
Amarone, Brandy, Bourbon, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Calvados, Chianti, Cognac, Cream Sherry, Fontalloro, Grand Cru Champagne, Fino Sherry, Fontalloro Wine, Lapanto PX Brandy, Madeira, Marsala, Monscatel, Pineau des Charentes, Pinot Noir, Pomerol. Premier Cru, Port, Rum, Sassicaia, Sauternes, Sherry, St Emillion, Tokaji,
Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottlings
Duncan Taylor NC2 range
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice
Norse Cask Selection (Denmark)
Old Malt Cask
Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing),
Provenance (Douglas Laing),
Victoria Single Malt Club (Canada)
Arran Distillery Blended Whisky and Liqueur
Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky
Lochranza Blended Scotch Whisky
Arran Gold Cream Liqueur
Arran 10 Year Old
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012 Gold
Arran 14 Year Old
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012 Double Gold
Isle of Arran,
Tel: +44 (0)1770 830264
Fax: +44 (0)1770 830364
Please confirm with the distillery before travelling
Mid March to end October
10.00 - 18.00
November and December
Reduced hours -
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January and February
Founded in 1995 by Harold Currie
Location Isle of Arran Region Lochranza
Water Source Loch na Davie
Stainless Steel Mash Tun
4 Oregon Pine Washbacks 2 pot stills
Matured in a mix of American oak bourbon and European oak cognac, rum, sherry and wine casks
Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Style Tasting Notes
Nose: Light and fresh. Floral with apples and oranges.
Palate: Light bodied. Creamy, malty with honey and delicate citrus fruits.
Finish: Gentle and malty.