Monday, October 19, 2015


The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery has today announced the launch of a new limited edition release, inspired by the modest dwellings that were common to the highlands and islands.

Arran - The Bothy Quarter Cask (55.7% ABV) was matured in small barrels reminiscent of those used in the whisky trade in the 18thand 19th centuries.
Arran - The Bothy Quarter Cask

The multi-vintage Arran Single Malt selected for Arran’s The Bothy Quarter Cask was initially matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, then transferred for secondary maturation into smaller American oak casks. This process produces far greater contact between the whisky and oak and a faster, more intense maturation.

Evoking the aromas and colours of autumn, Arran - The Bothy Quarter Cask, is said to deliver notes of sandalwood, malty barley and damp oak on the nose, along with signature Arran notes of fresh pineapple, green apples and toasted brioche on the palate, with an added kick of red chilli and refreshing citrus notes.

Commenting on the new release, James MacTaggart, Master Distiller at the Isle of Arran Distillery said: “The centuries-old history of whisky making on the island is at the heart of everything we do and with this new bottling we’ve captured those traditions. There are only 12,000 bottles available worldwide so we expect this edition to be highly sought-after. The picturesque artwork on the bottle, coupled with a superior dram laden with heritage, makes this a beautiful collector’s item as well as a fantastic whisky to drink and savour.”

Arran - The Bothy Quarter Cask, will be available from specialist retailers later this month for a RRP of £54.99.

Posted by Steve Rush