Arran Quarter Cask ‘The Bothy’ 70cl, 56.2%

The tiny Isle of Arran was once rife with working distilleries but many of them lucked out when the market became swayed towards quantity rather than quality. Many distilleries fell into disuse until 1995 when a distillery in Lochranza reopened it’s doors to become home to the Isle of Arran Distillers. Then in July 1998, the first legal dram of whisky was served for over 160 years.

The Arran Single Malt chosen for this cask strength expression was first aged in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels for 7 years before being moved for secondary maturation into smaller Quarter casks made of the finest American oak for another 2 years. The procedure of putting the whisky into smaller 125 litre casks for the final two years of age results in significantly greater contact between the whisky and oak and a faster, more intense maturation.
The final product is a full-bodied expression of Arran Single Malt, full of creamy vanilla sweetness and robust peppery spice. This whisky is presented in its purest form, bottled at natural Cask Strength with no chill-filtration or artificial colouring. Small casks were prominent in the Arran whiskey trade in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries because they were easier to handle and move throughout the island. We gladly bring this heritage back to life with our much-loved Quarter Cask expression.

£50.49

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Arran Quarter Cask ‘The Bothy’ desires to be served at room temperature, this accentuates the full-bodied expression.


Details

Brand Isle of Arran Distillers
Country Scotland
Region Lochranza, Isle of Arran
Size 70cl
ABV 56.2%
Flavour Apple Tart, Brioche, Pineapple
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Isle of Arran Distillers

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