Isle of Arran Distillers is launching its latest series of limited-edition Whiskies celebrating the unique beauty of the landscape on the island. The first of The Explorers Series pays homage to Brodick Bay. Located on the east coast of the Isle of Arran.
The Brodick Bay Whisky has been matured for a minimum of 20 years in both Bourbon barrels and Sherry hogsheads before being finished in Oloroso Sherry butts. Sourced directly from Bodegas Tradicion in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The result is a memorable sweetness with rich layers of intense fruit.
The first sip of the intense sweetness coats the taste buds as the creamy toffee develops into a treacle laced fudge. Dark chocolate raisins and honey give this dram delicious depth which stays long on the palate. Over time or with a drop of water, the Brodick Bay opens up to show another side with soft oak and hints of pink pepper.
Located 12 miles from the Isle of Arran’s Lochranza distillery, Brodick Bay is backed by dense woodlands of Scots pine and is guarded by the islands highest peak, Goat Fell. The bay is surrounded by a vast a unique terrain. Ranging from a sandy beach, verdant field, lush forests and rocky mountain passes.
Speaking about The Explorers Series, Euan Mitchell, Managing Director of Isle of Arran Distillers, said: “Seeing the natural beauty of this island every day is so inspiring. It felt like the obvious choice to pay homage to the picturesque scenery through our new limited-edition series.”
“This first release is a very complex and multi-layered Whisky. Which was a conscious choice to reflect the diversity and charm of the island. All the installments from The Explorers Series will be an innovative blend of flavors. We want to give Whisky lovers something that is unlike anything else, because to us, there’s nowhere like the Isle of Arran.”
A true taste of Arran
The Explorers Series follows the hugely popular Smugglers Series. Launched in 2015, it celebrated the illicit Whisky trade that operated from Arran and up the Clyde to Glasgow.
The first installment of The Explorers Series is available from the Isle of Arran Distillers Visitor Centre in Lochranza or online at www.arranwhisky.com/shop-whiskies from Tuesday 10 July at 11am. Suggested retail price is £130/$175 for a 70cl bottle and only two bottles can be purchased by each customer.
According to the distillery: “Our single malts are our signatures; they are the unique taste of Arran. The list of ingredients for all our single malt Whiskies is the same – it’s mostly malted barley, and the purest water in Scotland. Yet thanks to skill, wood and time each expression has its own unique personality and charm.”
“Every expression of The Arran Malt is limited, because we can only make so much of it. But now and then we like to mark an occasion or release some special casks. Making something particularly rare and unusual. These Limited Editions are currently available – but won’t be for long.”