Arran 18 Year Old

When i look back through the whiskies i have reviewed and tasted over the many years i find Arran whiskies don’t feature too often and that saddens me.. I know i have not had a bad expression from them and have even had the privilege of being amongst the panel that picked one of the…

Arran 22 Year Old 1996 – Highland Laird, Bartels Whisky

The distillery was founded in 1995 and is located in the North of the island at Lochranza. The opening of the distillery was held up for a period due to a pair of Golden eagles that were breeding at the time. The Island was reportedly once home to more than 50 whisky distilleries, obviously most…

Claxton’s Arran 21 yo 1996.

Arran distillery which is located on the Isle of Arran is a relatively new Distillery having only been established back in 1994 with the first spirit running in 1995.. Although a young distillery the whisky that is being produced is certainly gaining a lot of plaudits, good quality whisky is not always guaranteed but this…

Arran White Stag Release 3 Tasting Panel.

Just recently the Isle of Arran distillery offered up the chance to take part in choosing the latest White Stag release, entries from all over were sent in and a lucky few ( 20 I believe) were selected and yes I was extremely lucky to be one of those selected.. Once the samples arrived, we…

Arran Amarone Wine Finish..

The Isle of Arran distillery recently announced another batch of this Amarone ” finish” was to be released so it only seemed right to get myself some to review.. Initially matured in ” traditional oak casks” this malt is then given a finishing period in Amarone wine casks sourced from an artisan producer from Tuescany,…

Arran 20 yo 1996 Single cask (Claxton’s)

Arran distillery was first founded back in 1994 but due to a pair of Golden Eagles nesting on a nearby cliff operations were halted for a short period resulting in the distillery not opening until 1995.  The island of Arran has had a chequered past with possibly around 50 or so distilleries once operating on this…

ARRAN 14.

In the early 19th century, there were more than 50 whisky distilleries on Arran, most of them illegal and carefully hidden from the eyes of the taxmen. The Island’s malt whisky was shipped to the mainland and enjoyed by the gentry, who regularly ‘took the Arran waters’. The Distillery was opened in 1995, at Lochranza,…

Arran 18. Douglas Laing.

This is a lovely release of Arran 18 yo whisky from Douglas Laing, as part of their old particular range.. Bottled as a single barrel with NCF and an Abv of 48.4%.. Nose.. It really does have a lovely fruity nose with toffee, vanilla, spices and coconut.. Palate.. It starts of quite sweet, caramel, toffee…

Arran

Owner.. Isle of Arran distillers. Founded.. 1993. Region.. Islands (Arran) Capacity.. 750 000 litres. Tel.. 01770 830264 Web.. http://www.arranwhisky.com Visitor centre. Tours. The perfect location, naturally Arran is both beautiful and unique. With its mountains, lowlands, glens, lochs and royal castles, it has all the scenery of Scotland and affectionately known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’….