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Arran

The distillery is situated to the East of the village of Lochranza at the North of the island and takes its water from the Loch na Davie. Founded in 1993, by Chivas Brothers’ retiring managing director, Harold Currie, the distillery is the only one on the Isle of Arran since the most recent legally run distillery, ‘Lagg’, was closed in 1837. Mr Currie stylized the buildings with the intention of giving them a much more traditional, classic appearance. During the early stages of building, work was briefly interrupted when a pair of Golden Eagles, nesting in the crags above the distillery, tended to their young. The eagles can be seen, to this day, from the courtyard at the distillery.

Production began on the 17th August 1995. A year later and a one year old was released, of course not technically a whisky, it was released as ‘Arran 1 Year Old Spirit’, and showed great promise for a spirit still in its proverbial adolescence. The core expressions include a ten year old, officially released in 2006, and a cask-strength, the ominously named ‘100 Proof’. Yearly single cask special editions are released, finished in either sherry or bourbon butts. Some interesting finishes have also been released, including a Bordeaux, a port and a Calvados.

2010 saw the release of a 15th anniversary bottling, released on the distillery open day on 3 July. Autumn 2010 also saw the release of the first official 14 year old to be released by the distillery. The first peated Arran single malt, Machrie Moor, has been available since December 2010.

In 2017, business growth saw two more stills added to the Lochranza site. In the same year, a special bottling was released to celebrate distillery manager James MacTaggart’s 10th anniversary with the distillery. The current managing director is Euan Mitchell, who formerly worked at Springbank distillery.

Plans for the company to build a second distillery in Lagg at the south end of the island were approved in August 2016. Construction began in February 2017, and production officially began in April 2019, with the first cask filled on 10 April. Peated production will be completely moved to Lagg, and when this happens it will be the first time since 2004 that there will be no peated spirit distilled at Arran. The distillery is one of the most visited in Scotland, and with the new site, footfall is expected to increase from 100,000 to 200,000 visitors.

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Arran Gold Whisky Liqueur

70cl, 17%

A tasty whisky liqueur based on Arran single malt. At Whisky Magazine's World Whiskies Awards 2007 this was named "World's Best Whisky Liqueur".  More info

Arran Gold Whisky Liqueur
14
$18.70

Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky

70cl, 40%

From the Arran distillery, this was blended in honour of Scotland's favourite poet - Robert Burns and this is officially endorsed by the World Burns Federation no less.  More info

Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky
12
$20.20

Arran Barrel Reserve

70cl, 43%

An entirely bourbon-matured bottle of Arran single malt! After its distillation on the eponymous island, Barrel Reserve is matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon barrels, bottled at 43% ABV and…  More info

Arran Barrel Reserve
7
$31.27

Arran 18 Year Old Founder's Reserve

70cl, 43%

Here we have the 18 year old Founder's Reserve from Arran. A super rare and collectible bottling, as Founder's Reserve releases were initially only made available to the bond holders that founded the…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old Founder's Reserve
$252.55

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask

70cl, 56.2%

Arran's The Bothy single malt has joined the Island distillery's permanent range! Matured initially in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, this expression is finished for two years in quarter casks, which…  More info

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask
12
$47.45

Arran 24 Year Old 1997 (Vintage Bottlers)

70cl, 51.6%

Gloriously well-matured single malt Scotch whisky from the Arran Distillery, independently bottled by Vintage Bottlers. It was distilled in 1997 and aged in a single sherry cask for 24 years, then…  More info

Arran 24 Year Old 1997 (Vintage Bottlers)
$298.07

Robert Burns Single Malt

70cl, 43%

A single malt from the Isle of Arran distillery, celebrating the famed Scottish poet, Robert Burns. This tasty bottling is officially endorsed by the World Burns Federation, making it perfect for…  More info

Robert Burns Single Malt
36
$29.16

Arran Port Cask Finish

70cl, 50%

Rich and full bodied, Arran seems to suit red wine, and this Port Cask finish is testament to that. Great maturity and at 50% for additional complexity. This expression was released in 2010.  More info

Arran Port Cask Finish
14
$46.38

Arran Sauternes Cask Finish

70cl, 50%

The Arran Malt finished in Sauternes casks. These casks that previously held Bordeaux sweet wine give a honeyed sweetness to the isle of Arran’s only single malt distillery.  More info

Arran Sauternes Cask Finish
12
$46.38
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Arran Amarone Cask Finish

70cl, 50%

The 2010 released Amarone finish from Arran. This has a similar style to the brilliant Sassicaia finish. Amarone is dry Italian red made using partially dried Corvina grapes, Rondinella grapes and…  More info

Arran Amarone Cask Finish
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$46.38

Arran 10 Year Old

70cl, 46%

Officially launched in 2006, this 10 year old lies at the heart of the Isle of Arran range and exudes all the honeyed richness we have come to associate with the island distillery.  More info

Arran 10 Year Old
77
$39.15

Arran 15 Year Old 1995 - Fifteenth Anniversary

70cl, 51.4%

A limited edition release from the Arran distillery, created in celebration of its fifteenth anniversary in 2010. The whisky itself was distilled in 1995 (the year the distillery on the Arran island…  More info

Arran 15 Year Old 1995 - Fifteenth Anniversary
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Arran Sherry Cask Finish (2007 Release)

70cl, 57%

A rich, fruity offering from the Isle of Arran distillery, this single malt was distilled in 1998 and matured in sherry casks before being bottled at cask strength in 2007.  More info

Arran Sherry Cask Finish (2007 Release)

Arran 10 Year Old + Nosing Glasses

70cl, 43%

A 10 year old single malt from the Isle of Arran distillery, this fine whisky boasts the acclaim of a Silver Medal from the 2003 International Wine and Spirits Competition. This comes with a pair of…  More info

Arran 10 Year Old + Nosing Glasses

Arran Premier Cru Sauternes Finish (Haut Peyraguey)

70cl, 56%

This cask strength from the Isle of Arran distillery comes from a release of just 312 bottles and has been finished for 9 months in a Premier Cru Sauternes cask from Chateau Clos Haut-Peyraguey.  More info

Arran Premier Cru Sauternes Finish (Haut Peyraguey)

Arran Port Cask Finish (2005 Release)

70cl, 59.4%

Bottled in 2005, this single malt from the Arran distillery enjoyed maturation in a sherry cask before being finished in a first fill Port cask for superb fruity complexity. A release of 888 bottles,…  More info

Arran Port Cask Finish (2005 Release)

Arran Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Finish (outturn: 317)

70cl, 56.9%

Bottled in November 2005, this Isle of Arran cask strength release spent time in a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo cask and was limited to just 317 bottles.  More info

Arran Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Finish (outturn: 317)

Arran Port Cask Finish (2004 Release)

70cl, 57%

This Isle of Arran single malt enjoyed maturation in ex-sherry cask before being finished in a Port cask. A rare release, an outturn of just 825 bottles, bottled in 2004.  More info

Arran Port Cask Finish (2004 Release)

Arran Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

70cl, 55%

Finished in Gonzalez Byass Oloroso cask, just 816 bottles of this single malt were released in 2006 from the Isle of Arran having been finished for 10 months in this 'Cream Sherry' cask.  More info

Arran Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

Arran 10 Year Old (10th Anniversary Edition)

70cl, 46%

A 10 year old bottling to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Isle of Arran distillery. Bottled in an attractive decanter, this release has been limited to 1,200 bottles.  More info

Arran 10 Year Old (10th Anniversary Edition)

Arran Jamaican Rum Finish

70cl, 58.6%

An Isle of Arran cask strength release of just 260 bottles, matured in casks which previously held Jamaican rum which has imparted a thick, spicy richness to this single malt.  More info

Arran Jamaican Rum Finish

Arran Moscatel Cask Finish

70cl, 55%

Just 5,730 bottles of this Arran whisky were released, finished in Moscatel casks from the Setúbal Peninsula in Portugal.  More info

Arran Moscatel Cask Finish
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Robert Burns 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%

A 12 year old single malt whisky from the Isle of Arran distillery, named for the renowned Scottish poet, Robert Burns.  More info

Robert Burns 12 Year Old

Arran Grand Cru Champagne Cask Finish 59%

70cl, 59%

This Isle of Arran single malt was rather lavishly finished in a Grand Cru Champagne cask and the release has been limited to just 307 bottles. It was awarded a bronze medal in 2005 by Malt Maniacs.  More info

Arran Grand Cru Champagne Cask Finish 59%
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Arran Bourgogne Cask Finish

70cl, 56.5%

A single malt from the Arran distillery finished for six months in casks which previously held Premier Cru Vosne Romanée red wine from Domaine Guyon in the Bourgogne region of France.  More info

Arran Bourgogne Cask Finish

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