Tuesday, October 18, 2016


The multi-award winning Isle of Arran Distillers, has today announced the launch of the second release in its Smugglers’ Series.
Smugglers’ Series Vol. 2 - The High Seas (55.4% ABV) is a no age statement, cask strength bottling, which has been matured in both rum casks and first-fill Bourbon barrels.
The Smugglers' Series Vol.2 - The High Seas

The Smugglers' Series, honours the tradition of the illicit whisky trade that operated from Arran and up the Clyde to Glasgow. The use of rum casks in the maturation process serves as recognition of Arran’s importance, in years gone by, in the trade of diverse, black market spirit.
This latest release from the distillery which is now celebrating its 21st year, is said to be complex, full of character and a perfect tribute to these independent characters of Arran, and comes ‘smuggled’ in packaging reminiscent of the hiding places used in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Commenting on the news, James MacTaggart, Master Distiller of the Isle of Arran Distillery said: “Smugglers’ Vol.1 ‘The Illicit Stills’ was a tremendous success, selling out within days. There is a real desire for whisky with a story, something the Smugglers’ Series has in abundance.”
He went onto say: “As the first legal distillery on the island in over 160 years we draw a great deal of inspiration from Arrans whisky-making heritage and are delighted to be able to share it through this, the second bottling of the Smugglers’ Series.”
Limited to 8,700 bottles, Smugglers’ Series Vol. 2 - The High Seas, will be available later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £86.99.
Posted by Steve Rush