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Isle of Arran releases 2nd malt in trilogy

Isle of Arran Distillers is set to release 9,000 bottles of its Arran Malt 17 Year Old whisky in early April. This is the distiller’s second in a trilogy of malts. An 18 Year Old will be launched next year.

Made from un-peated malted barley and matured in ex-sherry casks, the 17 Year Old has a distinctive flavour in-keeping with malts from the Isle of Arran.

James McTaggart, Arran’s master distiller, says: “We’ve created a sweet spicy palate with hints of cigar tobacco. Adding a touch of water brings out flavours of dark chocolate and orange oil to add a depth of flavour to this decadent dram.”

The Arran Malt 17 Year Old has an ABV of 46% and is free from artificial colours. It has not been chill-filtered to ensure it retains its depth of aromas and flavours.

Euan Mitchell, MD at Isle of Arran Distillers, said: “We’ve got some big plans for 2014 and I’m excited that we’re kicking off the year with this fantastic whisky.

“We never rest on our laurels and always challenge ourselves to produce something people will find genuinely interesting and different.

“This is certainly true in this case as the 17 Year Old malt is some of the first whisky we laid down when the distillery opened in 1995. I’m sure it won’t disappoint our discerning customers in the UK and beyond.”

Retailing at £64.99, the Arran Malt 17 Year Old will be available from and specialist whisky stores.

31 March 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor