THE ARRAN 20 YEAR OLD “BRODICK BAY” EXPLORER’S SERIES #1 SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The first release in Arran’s Explorers Series! These releases celebrate the wonderful scenery that folks on the Isle of Arran are lucky enough to enjoy. This first release shows off the glory of Brodick Bay on the label (and handsome presentation tin). The whisky itself is a 20 year old single malt initially aged in bourbon and sherry casks before being finished in Oloroso sherry butts from Bodegas Tradicion. A release of 9,000 bottles.
“The reason the distillery was built here,” says James MacTaggart, the master distiller at Arran Distillery, “was because there was a very good water supply. In fact, it was tasted and it was decided that it was probably one of the best water supplies in Scotland for making whisky.”
Situated on the Isle of Arran, Arran Distillery was founded in 1994 by Harold Currie, the former director at Chivas Distillery, and is one of the last remaining independent distilleries in Scotland. When the distillery was finally completed in 1995 — construction was halted for nearly a year when a pair of Golden Eagles built their nest near the distillery — it became the first legal distillery on the Isle of Arran in over 150 years.