Isle of Arran Distillers’ Latest Release Sets A New Standard – Scotch Whisky News

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Isle of Arran Distillers’ latest release sets a new standard 

Early next month Isle of Arran Distillers will unveil the latest impressive addition to their collection of quality malts – the Arran Malt 17 Year Old. 

The second in the trilogy of malts leading up to the launch of the 18 Year Old next year, the new release has taken nearly two decades to reach discerning drinkers. 

Made from un-peated malted barley and matured in the finest ex-sherry casks, the 17 Year Old has a unique and distinctive flavour in-keeping with the delicious malts from the Isle of Arran. 

Demand is anticipated to be high as the whisky is a very limited edition with just 9,000 bottles being released worldwide at the beginning of April. 

James McTaggart, Arran’s Master Distiller, has overseen the creation of this bottling.  Talking about the inspiration behind it he said:  “We try to make each bottling unique whilst remaining true to the fresh island character of the Arran Single Malt. 

“With the 17 Year Old we’ve created a sweet spicy palate with hints of cigar tobacco. Adding a touch of water brings out flavours of dark chocolate and orange oil to add a depth of flavour to this decadent dram.” 

The Arran Malt 17 Year Old has an ABV of 46% and is free from artificial colours. It has not been chill-filtered to ensure it retains its depth of aromas and flavours. 

Euan Mitchell, Managing Director at Isle of Arran Distillers, said: “We’ve got some big plans for 2014 and I’m excited that we’re kicking off the year with this fantastic whisky. 

“We never rest on our laurels and always challenge ourselves to produce something people will find genuinely interesting and different. 

“This is certainly true in this case as the 17 Year Old malt is some of the first whisky we laid down when the distillery opened in 1995. I’m sure it won’t disappoint our discerning customers in the UK and beyond.” 

Retailing at £64.99 the Arran Malt 17 Year Old is available from and in specialist whisky stores. 


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* Accolades for Isle of Arran Distillery include Winner for: Best New Exporter (2004), Queen’s Award for International Trade (2005), Scottish Distiller of the Year (2007) and Scottish Drinks Producer of the Year (2007.)

Product awards include: Best Whisky Liqueur (2007), ‘Best Single Malt Scotch 12 Years & Under’ for The Arran Malt Amarone Cask Finish (2008) ‘Best Single Malt Scotch 11-15 Years’ for The Arran Malt Sherry Single Cask 1998 (2010) and ‘Best Single Malt Scotch 11-15 Years’ for the Icons of Arran Peacock (2011.) ‘Double Gold Award’ for Arran’s 14 Year Old Single Malt and ‘Gold Award’ for Arran’s 10 Year Old Single Malt at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2012). Double Gold in awards (2012). Double Gold Medal for the 12 year-old Cask Strength in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2013). Double Gold for both the 10 year-old and 12 year-old Cask Strength at the China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2014.

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