Although the Isle of Arran was once a hot-bed of distilling activity, there were no distilleries on the island for the majority of the 19th and 20th centuries. Isle of Arran Distillers opened their first distillery in 1995, and it quickly became a firm favourite. They bottled its first single malt in 1998, a limited edition 3 year old in a glass decanter. The distillery also produced a peated single malt called Machrie Moor, however an experimental second distillery on the other side of the island, called Lagg, is now the site of all the company’s peated production. As of 2019, the distillery was renamed Lochranza, however its single malt brand is still known by the old name, Arran.
This was the second release exclusive to Arran's online community, the White Stag. Specially selected by a tasting panel of members of the White Stag, these bottlings were always eagerly awaited.
Distilled on 23rd September 1996 and bottled 4th October 2016 from a single Sherry butt; #1996/1335, at 20 years of age. One of 525 bottles.