Award-winning Scotch whisky producer Isle of Arran Distillers have launched a limited edition of 6,000 bottles; The Eagle. The bottling will be released in the UK and worldwide in March.
The single malt Scotch whisky was drawn from a combination of 14 Ex-Bourbon Barrels and 7 Ex-Sherry Hogsheads carefully selected by Master Distiller James MacTaggart from the 1999 distillation. The result is a powerful dram which has hints of tropical fruit salad, vanilla pods and caramel coated hazelnuts to the nose and, to the palate, leaves a buttery lemon drizzle cake sweet and citrus taste.
The Arran Eagle has been named and dedicated to the pair of Golden Eagles who nest in the mountain above Lochranza, just behind the distillery. They have been an integral part of the Arran story since it opened its doors in 1995.
The new limited edition whisky is the fourth and final release of the successful Icons of Arran series that have included ‘The Peacock’, ‘Arran Rowan Tree’ and ‘The Westie’ – all named after important animals and flora that are found in and around the unique distillery.
Euan Mitchell, Managing Director at Arran Whisky comments “We are delighted to launch the last of our successful Icons of Arran, The Eagle.
“Each of these Icons has a special place in our hearts, featuring some of the delights that can be found in this area. It also showcases what is great about the distillery through the quality and attention put into each of these drams and The Eagle is no exception.”
As with all Arran malts, The Eagle has no added colouring and is made using some of the purest waters in Scotland.
The Eagle (46% abv), RRP £41.99, is available from The Arran Malt Shop (http://www.arranwhisky.com) and specialist shops across the UK and worldwide.