Finished in a Madeira fortified wine cask, this Isle of Arran single malt is bottled at 50% abv. The initial maturation takes place in traditional oak (refill) casks, before being moved to the Madeira casks for a period of time determined by Master Distiller James MacTaggart.
It is he who must decide when the balance between the influence of the first fill Madeira casks and the sweet and fruity distillery style is just right.
Arran distillery is a whisky distillery in Lochranza, Scotland, the only distillery on the Isle of Arran. In 1994 Arran Distillers was founded by Harold Currie, former director of Chivas with the intention of building a distillery on Arran. During the construction of the distillery, a pair of Golden Eagles built their nest on a cliff near the distillery; since Golden Eagles are a protected species, construction of the distillery was temporarily halted. The distillery opened in 1995.
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