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ARRAN WHISKY LAUNCHES NEW LIMITED EDITION BOTTLES

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ARRAN WHISKY LAUNCHES NEW LIMITED EDITION BOTTLES

Postby ChloeLeighton » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:51 pm

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.
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Re: ARRAN WHISKY LAUNCHES NEW LIMITED EDITION BOTTLES

Postby clemmy76 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:47 pm

I visited this Distillery ( and the lovely Arran island ) on November.
I am honestly a newbie, has anyone a clear and interesting opinion towards this young (but passionate) distillery and its bottles?
I tried the Arran Malt 14 years old it is intriguing but I found a lack of body IMO....
Has anyone tried The Eagle? or the Machrie Moor?
Is it a good investment this special edition?
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Re: ARRAN WHISKY LAUNCHES NEW LIMITED EDITION BOTTLES

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:38 am

Who's to say what is a good investment. A lot depends on where people go. Port Ellen wasn't all that sought after in the 90s but over the last 10 years has developed quite the following.

I've had a mixed reaction to Arran. Some are quite good and other are not nearly as nice.
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