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The Arran Malt Aged 10 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 700ml

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Now, I know that Arran has been covered on Malt in the past, but I felt that the story of the distillery and the history of the island lends itself perfectly to the unique character of the liquid in the Arran Core range… specifically, the Arran 10 year old. Jason did touch on the Arran rebranding here, but I feel a special mention of the branding change needs highlighting. Plans for the company to build a second distillery in Lagg at the south end of the island were approved in August 2016 and building work began on this project in October 2016. Lagg Distillery began production in April 2019 [6] and opened its visitor's center on 1 July 2019. [7] However, Harold Currie (former director of Chivas) founded Arran distillers, with the distillery opening in 1995 in Locranza. Locranza is a village on Arran, an oval-shaped island on the west coast of Scotland, located west of Glasgow, just east of Mull of Kintyre. Arran is a unique island steeped in a history of illicit distilling, with around 50 distilleries, with the last legally founded distillery (Lagg) closing in 1837.

Amid closures and overproduction, you’d think the last thing any investor would do would be to open a new whisky distillery in Scotland, never mind opening one on the Isle of Arran. At this stage in the 1990s, no one really anticipated the boom we are currently experiencing. Bottling started with a limited edition three-year-old in 1998 and the range has continued to expand,although today there are fewer ‘finished’ variants than in the past. A peated expression, ‘Machrie Moor’, has also been introduced. Arran has soaring hills and rugged coasts, rich farmland and dense forests, all concentrated into a compact parcel floating in the Firth of Clyde between the Ayrshire coast and the Kintyre peninsula. It’s known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, as it shares some of the characteristics of the Highlands and Lowlands, the mainland and the Western Isles. In the mouth: Pear drops on initial sip. Glorious mouthfeel and grip coming from the ABV. Dense vanilla and honey. The middle of the sip contains a biscuity and roasted malt note. There are sliced green apples and to me, a swell of orange rind as it rounds off. The finish is quite long. That citrus blast remains, with those malty elements and a hint of floral too. Some spice on the finish, I’d say cinnamon and a little ginger; more specifically: ginger nut biscuits. Conclusions: 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.

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Skabt i samarbejde med Master Blenderen hos Lochranza Distillery på Arran. Når man dufter til Arran PX Casks fornemmer man hurtigt tyngden af sherryfadene, som gør deres kraftige indtog og påvirker duften af whiskyen i høj grad. Udover Arrans distinkte citrusnote, finder man også de klassiske noter fra sherryen, nemlig rosin, valnød, figen og bagt æble. Når whiskyen rammer tungen, finder man de klassiske frugtaromaer, som vi kender og elsker Arran for. En fyldig og fuldfed dram, der gør sig perfekt til de kolde vintermåneder. 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. En lækker Single Malt med en ”muskuløs næse” med røg, træ og en umiskendelige dejlig aroma af tørv og frisk ananas. Bag det grove førstehåndsindtryk finder man mere sarte noter af pære og Arrans altid tilstedeværende citrus-tone. Med en lille dråbe vand udvikler smagens sig med masser af frugttoner bl.a. i retning af hindbærsyltetøj. Den dejlige konstante rygrad af tørv og røg er omdrejningspunktet i denne robuste dram. Eftersmagen er dvælende med kraftige noter fra lagringen på Bourbonfade. Det giver noter af vanilje og de klassiske maritime Arran toner Machrie Moor er en medium røget whisky (på 20 ppm) der indeholder meget mere end blot tjære og bolværk.

Arran Whisky produces wonderfully complex Malts and Blends to suit any whisky lovers taste. A truly unique gift for anybody, all of our Scottish whisky hampers include a bottle an Arran Whisky and a carefully curated selection of savoury and sweet treats which compliment the flavour profile of each bottle. There used to be about fifty distilleries on the island, but most of them were "moonlight" or illegal distilleries. [3] The most recent legally founded distillery on Arran, called ''Lagg'' closed in 1837. [2]There’s a reason this bottling was nominated in the recent Online Scotch Whisky Awards (the OSWA’s) for “Best Entry Level Single Malt 2021” and “Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2021,” winning both categories! It goes to show how this presentation of 46% ABV, natural colour and non-chill filtering is captivating whisky connoisseurs. Arran are to be applauded. En Arran whisky starter sit liv som regnvand over Loch na Davie i de nærliggende bakker ved destilleriet. Herfra løber vandet ned gennem Easan Biorach og seks forskellige vandfald, som hver især er med til at rense vandet yderligere. Det skulle eftersigende være det reneste vand i Skotland, og renheden af vandet er med til, at Arran destilleriet kan skabe en helt igennem naturlig sød dram.

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