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Arran adds 21 Year Old to core range

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Isle of Arran distillery has launched a 21-year-old expression as the latest – and oldest – addition to its core range.

Arran 21-year-old whisky with presentation box
Small batch: Arran will release its 21-year-old edition in batches of 9,000 bottles

The 21-year-old is said to be ‘rich and sweet with initial flavours of dark chocolate’ before providing notes of ‘soft spices and figs’ on the finish.

The whisky is matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, and bottled at 46% abv.

James MacTaggart, master distiller at Isle of Arran Distillers, said: ‘We’re extremely proud to have produced a dram that showcases our traditional Arran style, while the extended maturation process adds an extra elegance and complexity.

‘This whisky is truly stunning. The nose immediately reveals delicious sweet Sherry notes whilst the palate has elegance and finesse.’

Priced at around £115, only 9,000 bottles of the 21-year-old will be available worldwide as a ‘finite batch’, with the next batch due to be released in autumn/winter 2019.

MacTaggart said: ‘It’s an immensely exciting time for the company and the island, with the release of this 21-year-old bottle and looking forward to the completion of the new Lagg distillery.’

Isle of Arran Distillers’ Lagg distillery is its second site on the island, and is expected to open its doors in 2019.

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