FROM THE WIRES...
IN CELEBRATION OF THIS MILESTONE RELEASE, ONLY 240 BOTTLES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.
San Francisco, CA (June 20th, 2023) Today, Isle of Arran Distillers are excited to announce the U.S. release of the oldest expression in its core range, the Arran 25-Year-Old Single Malt. From the Isle of Arran, off the Western coast of Scotland, and produced at the Lochranza Distillery, the Arran 25-Year-Old Single Malt has been maturing in ex-Sherry and Bourbon Casks that were first laid down in 1995, the same year Arran began production. A celebration of 25 years of craftsmanship, this extremely limited core release is a testament to the distillery’s commitment to producing award-winning whisky that reflects the unique taste of Arran. With only 3,000 bottles of the Arran 25-Year-Old Single Malt available globally, of which 240 are allocated to the U.S., this exclusive offering marks a momentous milestone for the brand.
“As one of our oldest Arran Single Malts, our 25-year-old encapsulates the wonderful fresh citrus character of Arran with a layer of maturity that can only come from spending so many years in quality wood,” says Stewart Bowman, the Distillery Manager of Lochranza Distillery. “After 25 years of nurturing, the resulting whisky is rich, complex, and delicious with a depth that we are immensely proud of. It truly is the jewel in our crown and stunning example of the Master Distiller’s craft.”
Handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Arran 25-Year-Old Single malt offers a captivating and rich flavor profile, made possible by the purity of the water used, the influence of the barrels and mastery of the distillers. Tasting notes are as follows:
· Nose: Rich oak with gentle notes of nutmeg along with sweet aromas of baked ripe figs, sultanas, and black cherries
· Palate: Fruit cake with toasted almonds and cinnamon. The juicy zestiness of oranges and mandarins mellows perfectly with manuka honey, muscovado sugar, baked apricots, and an interesting white pepper note that provides even more complexity.
· Finish: Creamy and spicy with dark chocolate, walnuts, and dark fruits compote
The Arran 25-Year-Old (46% ABV) retails for a suggested price of $789.99 and is now available on ReserveBar.com as well as select retailers. Arran Single Malt Whiskies are imported and distributed in the United States by Hotaling & Co of San Francisco. For more details about Arran Whisky, please visit https://www.arranwhisky.com and follow along on Instagram at @arranwhiskyofficial.