Isle Of Arran Distillers - Lochranza
Address : Arran Distillery, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HJ
Telephone No : 01770 830264
Web Site : www.ArranWhisky.com
Visitors Center : Yes - Well worth a visit !
The Arran Distillery was established in 1993 by Harold Currie, a former managing director of Chivas. Arran has had very many illicit distillers over the years but this is the first legal distillery on the island since the distlilery at Lagg closed in 1837. It has been designed with tourists in mind and is, at the moment, a small operation. It is well worth a visit, check out the video below which was filmed in 2010 when I was on holiday in Arran. The Arran Distillery produces some great single malts, (not peaty like most island malts), and whisky for blends such as Lochranza.
Arran 10 Year Old 46%
Nose: Herbal, biscuity, hedgerow greenness and dried grass, like a long English summer's afternoon.
Palate: Sweet. Quite malty, digestive biscuits, followed by green fruits and Cox's apple peel.
Finish: Slightly bitter, maltiness.
Arran 14 Year Old Single Malt 46%
The 2010 release from Arran, the 14 year old replaces the previous benchmark, the 12. This was finished in fresh bourbon and sherry hogsheads 2 years before it was bottled. The result is a sweet, fruity arran with all that wonderful malt.
Lochranza Blended Scotch Whisky 40%
Colour: Deep Gold
Aroma: Melted Toffee, Pears, Oak, Citrus Lime
Palate: Smooth and Sweet, Lightly Sherried, Oaky.
Finish: Velvety smooth with medium finish. Excellent with a dash of water.
Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky 40%
Colour: Golden Amber
Aroma: Sherry, Almonds, Treacle Toffee, Hot Sponge Cake, Banana, Hint of Oak.
Palate: Dry Oaky Vanilla with Toffee and Figs.
Finish: Light with a Medium Finish, Hint of Spiciness – a fine example of the Master Blender’s art.
A big thank you to the Isle of Arran Distillers own web site, www.ArranWhisky.com for most of the information and images on this page.