Isle of Arran Distillery adds to history-inspired Smugglers’ series

October 18th, 2016 | Posted in:

Isle of Arran Distillery continues to celebrate the whisky-making heritage of its island home with the second release in its Smugglers’ series, called Vol. 2 ‘The High Seas’.

The Smugglers Series’ honours the tradition of the illicit whisky trade that operated from Arran along the Clyde to Glasgow.

Each release is ‘smuggled’ in packaging reminiscent of the hiding places used in the 18th and 19th centuries. The new edition’s packaging mimics a hardbound book, complete with a cut-out compartment that conceals the bottle.

James MacTaggart, Master Distiller of the Isle of Arran Distillery said, “Smugglers’ Vol.1 ‘The Illicit Stills’ was a tremendous success, selling out within days. There is a real desire for whisky with a story, something the Smugglers’ Series has in abundance.

“As the first legal distillery on the island in over 160 years we draw a great deal of inspiration from Arran’s whisky-making heritage and are delighted to be able to share it through this, the second bottling of the Smugglers’ Series.”

Bottled at Natural Cask Strength 55.4% abv, The High Seas is matured in rum casks with peated spirit and has familiar citrus notes of the Arran Malt mingled with “a touch of seaweed and a hint of coastal character.”

The limited edition release of 8,700 bottles worldwide is available online at arranwhisky.com and at specialist whisky retailers, priced £86.99


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