Arran Sauternes Cask Finish NAS (min 8yo)


ABV:   50% ABV

Price:  £43.99



For hundreds of years, to increase their income, small Arran communities made their own spirit in illicit home-made stills.

The resulting whisky, which became known as ‘Arran Waters’, was smuggled from Lagg and sold on mainland Scotland

-         Last legal distillery on Arran closed in 1836


But – 1995 -  First distillery in 150 years

Owners                                        Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd

Location                                       Isle of Arran

1st distillery at Lochranza

Water source           Loch Na Davie, hills above the distillery

The clear water cascades down through six waterfalls, each one purifying the water further.

1 x wash still and 1 x spirit still

Capacity pa             1,200,000 Litres

2nd Distillery – Lagg – 2017 (South side)

-       Will focus on peaty whisky

-       Plans to merge North & South blends of Single Malts



Traditional Arran Single Malt is matured in oak casks for eight years and is then 'finished' in a selection of Sauternes wine casks.


These Bordeaux sweet white wine casks are specifically selected by our Master Distiller from a talented small producer - give a honeyed sweetness

Other cask editions: Port, Amarone – also 18yo and 21 yo


Nose: Initially acacia honey but then opening up to apricots, bananas and pears. With time a floral elegance presents itself.

Palate: Sweet but cut with warm spice. Lemon zest announces itself with the addition of water and a slight saltiness plays with this dram's sweet character.

 Finish: Seville orange, Sauternes and an ounce of honey in a crisp finish.

(2019 rebranded – show bottles!)