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Isle of Arran Distillery

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HJ, Scotland
Tel: +44 1770 830 264
Fax: +44 1770 830 364

Articles (13)

A future classic from a modern distillery
John Lamond visits the Isle of Arran Distilleryy, a modern distillery that produces a whisky that may well have enthusiasts challenging their own perception of what is their favourite malt

April 2001, Issue 15, page 28

Arran flying like an eagle
The Isle of Arran Distillery is 10 years old. Dominic Roskrow joined the celebrations

October 2005, Issue 51, page 42

Ask the expert
John Rose answers another selection of our readers' letters

August 2006, Issue 58, page 53

Bladnoch's bold revival
Gavin Smith retraces the resurrection of Scotland's most southerly distillery, and discovers why it is being directed by an Irishman.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 28

Class Acts
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.

September 2011, Issue 98, page 6

Cocktails With Bramble Bar Edinburgh
Inspired by the flavours of the winter, along with those of the Arran Malt, the Bramble team have whipped up three cocktails that are sure to get you through those long, dark nights.

December 2017, Issue 148, page 58

From the Editor
Regular readers of this magazine are no doubt aware that, if they have the cash to hand, there are distilleries out there simply waiting for a decent offer. This has manifested itself in several we...

August 2002, Issue 25, page 5

Island Hopping
Exploring Scotland’s island distilleries isn’t as difficult as one might think

December 2017, Issue 148, page 31

London hosts whisky heroes
Come to the United Kingdom's premier whisky tasting event and take the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass or two. This selection of tutored tastings gives you access to rare – sometimes unique - exp...

February 2004, Issue 37, page 18

Native Palates
While the blended whisky market remains relatively static in the UK, new and emerging markets around the globe have begun to highlight some interesting ways to enjoy blends. Neil Ridley reports.

September 2011, Issue 98, page 14

New World Order
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India.

March 2013, Issue 110, page 6

Russians seek out a taste of luxury
A new elite in Russia is demanding the world's very best products, quality single malt among them. Marcin Miller reports

January 2006, Issue 53, page 38

Whisky's island outpost
For very obvious reasons Islay tends to dominate the landscape when it comes to Scotland's whisky islands. But the other islands offer plenty for the whisky enthusiast

November 2006, Issue 60, page 34

Whiskies (26)

Blackadder Arran 1996 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.80%
7 Slightly gin-like. I have preferred bottlings that had more contribution from the wood. A touch of vanilla would round out the flavours.

Gordon's Dram The Arran Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A gentle and sweet farewell to one of the gentlest and sweetest men in the industry. Farewell Gordon, we'll miss you.

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Isle of Arran Distillery Smugglers' Series Vol.1 'The Illicit Stills'
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40%
8 A big, malty dram that needs some water to assess.

Machrie Morr Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
7 Neat, a real sinus clearing malt! Diluted, the oak grips a little too much.

Provenance Isle of Arran 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A delicate but satisfyingly complex dram. Arran has been getting better and better, perhaps this will be the optimum age.

Provenance Isle of Arran 8 Years Old, Unchillfiltered
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Uncomplicated but delicious.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Arran
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.10%
8 A lively uplifting elegant dram. Like an invigorating early morning walk in a scented garden.

The Arran Malt 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Have this before lunch and maybe chilled down.

The Arran Malt 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Really disappointing.Where is the fresh lively sweet character of Arran ? Has it lost its sparkle ? This whisky seems alreadytired.Or is it me ?

The Arran Malt 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 It's a pity that the palate didn't display the balance of the nose. Good, clean sherry though.

The Arran Malt 4 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A lovely whisky for one so young. What will it be like at two or three times this age?

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The Arran Malt 4 Years Old, 1997 Single Cask Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 Keep this for Christmas and drink it with the pudding.

The Arran Malt Bordeaux Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60%
7 Oddly distinctive. Curiously sweet and savoury.

The Arran Malt Calvados Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 62.10%
7 Was the Calvados cask notably generous, or is Scotch whisky particularly receptive to the Norman spirit?

The Arran Malt Cognac finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.60%
7 I have observed few happy marriages between whisky and Cognac. Perhaps the rivalry is just too obvious.

The Arran Malt Fino Sherry Cask 8 Years Old
- Scotland - 50.00%
7 The type of maturation has deeply influenced the malt. Elegant and rich but may be a bit too much… like Xmas pudding!

The Arran Malt First 1995, Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The early releases were promising, and this one has matured well.

The Arran Malt Machrie Moor,Peated 2nd Edition 2004
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A moody offering from the Arran Distillery team.

The Arran Malt Marsala Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
8 Not much connection between nose and palate. But the surprise is pleasant. A beautiful wake-up malt on rainy days.

The Arran Malt Non Chill Filtered
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 More a summery malt than a warmer-up. Pleasant but not captivating. Mid-palate is a bit weak.

The Arran Malt Port Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
7 Sinful. Bonus points for shamelessness.

The Arran Malt Robert Burns 250 Years Anniversary, 10 Years Old, 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
3 Acharming but whispering dram, refreshing and comforting.

The Arran Malt Rum Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
7 Rather cloying.

The Arran Malt Single Malt Non Chill Filtered
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A curious inversion. As though the whisky (rich and sweet, but without penetrating flavours) provides the background, while the sherry and wood are the highlights.

The Arran Malt The Arran Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A subtle yet characterful malt. Sweetness is teased up by dry spices. Beautiful structure. The proof that you can be young and accomplished.

The Arran Malt Tokaji Cask 8 Years Old
- Scotland - 55.00%
7 A well-balanced dram though quite muscular. The palate is not as rich as the nose.

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