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Welcome to our first ever Arran newsletter as we aim to bring you all the latest news and releases from the heart of the Arran Distillery straight to your inbox!
Arran Distillery News
The autumn whisky season is well underway and our Distillery team has been working hard to fill plenty of 2010 casks which will start their long slumber in our warehouses in this wintry weather....I can't think of a finer place to be in this cold snap! Don't worry though, our Visitor Centre will still be open for tours during the winter months, and should you find yourself coming over to Arran for a cosy winter break, you can check our winter opening hours on our web site. Perhaps you might make it over for our Christmas Winter Fayre on Sunday 28th November where you will be treated to a warming dram, mince pie and the sound of local musicians, whilst having a look at some of the best produce that the island has to offer.
Our Sales Team has also been rushed off their feet over the past couple of months, as official 'Whisky Festival' is well underway. The guys and girls have been accompanying our fine Single Malt to tasting events both at home and abroad - follow their travels on our web site where you will find dates, locations, and lots of stories about what happens when the Arran Malt hits the road!
James, Euan and Andy smuggling the first ever cask of
Arran 14 year-old up the Clyde from Lochranza to Glasgow in August this year.
I think they would struggle in that wee boat at this time of year!
Gorgeous New Whiskies!
We are delighted to introduce four brand new editions to our range this autumn - The Arran Malt 14 year-old, The Amarone, Sauternes and Port Cask Finished Single Malt Whiskies.
The Arran 14 year-old was launched in August and has already been receiving rave reviews on several whisky blogs and in the press;
Why not treat yourself to a bottle from our web shop? Click here to be led to a dram worthy of your attention!
In other news, we were delighted to hear the news last month that "The Peacock" from our "Icons of Arran" series was named 'Best Single Malt 11-15 years old" in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Awards 2011. As it happens, this bottling was a limited edition of 6,000 bottles, so it's definitely worth trying to get your hands on one - it's become a bit of a collector's item now!
Finally,watch this space too for a really exciting new release planned for later this month.....plans are in place for a fiercely delicious new addition to our range which should appeal to Arran fans old and new. Our brand new Machrie Moor Single Malt will be unleashed just in time for Christmas with the official launch taking place on Arran at the Christmas Fayre on Sunday 28th November. So, all the peat fans out there had better start dropping serious hints to Santa before this small batch bottling sells out! Keep your eyes peeled on our web shop for the arrival of this bold expression of The Arran Malt.
Amazing Christmas Offers
If you fancy the chance to enjoy your favourite dram of The Arran Malt in the luxurious surroundings of the 4* Auchrannie Country House Hotel and Spa Resort on the Isle of Arran, then you can't afford to miss our outstanding Christmas competition. All you need to do is spend a £80 or more in our web shop and you will be automatically entered into our free prize draw to win a 2 night stay for 2 people at the stunning Auchrannie - what a perfect way to start 2011! Click here to read more and be directed to our web shop, where we have some really great Christmas exclusive offers ready and waiting for you!
Ardbeg Wee Beastie – The Distillery’s Latest Smoky Whisky Is Wreaking Flavour In Its Path
Ardbeg launches a new permanently available 5 Year Old expression – Ardbeg Wee Beastie
Published Date: 28th March 2020
From April of this year, whisky lovers around the world will get the chance to experience the latest permanent expression to join the Ardbeg core range – Ardbeg Wee Beastie. And at just 5 years old, this feisty and intensely powerful smoky whisky is untamed by age. Read more
Tullibardine reveals the latest edition to its award-winning range of whiskies.
Published Date: 19th March 2020
Tullibardine has unveiled the newest addition to its award-winning Fine Aged Collection – the Tullibardine 15-Year-Old Read more
Redbreast Irish Whiskey Introduces Its Oldest Ever Permanent Expression, 27 Years In The Making
Published Date: 5th March 2020
Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has introduced Redbreast 27 Year Old, the oldest permanent expression in the beloved Redbreast series. An iconic addition to the collection, Redbreast 27 Year Old includes whiskey matured in ruby port barrels from Portugal’s Douro Valley to bring a new complexity and depth to the Redbreast collection. Read more
Limited-edition Glenfarclas Pagoda Ruby Reserve released in Glencairn Crystal decanters embellished with rubies
Published Date: 3rd March 2020
Glenfarclas has globally released it’s much awaited limited-edition Pagoda Ruby Reserve. The distillery’s oldest whisky released to date has been aged for 62 years and is beautifully presented in a stunning Glencairn decanter featuring hand-mounted precious rubies. Read more
Kerry and Derek Campbell, are behind new micro-distillery set for John O’Groats, Scotland's Northernmost Mainland Whisky Distillery
Published Date: 3rd March 2020
A new micro Scotch whisky distillery is set to open in John O’Groats in 2021, following planning permission secured yesterday (2 March 2020) for a 32,670 square foot site which will house a distillery, visitor centre and bonded warehouse. Read more