Coming of age

Isle of Arran 21 year old malt released

The 21 year old is limited to 9000 bottles

ISLE of Arran Distillers’ oldest expression to date – a 21 year old single malt Scotch whisky – has come of age.

Limited to 9000 bottles worldwide, the distiller’s first 21 year old malt joins the core range, which currently comprises the 10 year old, 14 year old, and 18 year old Arran Malts.

The 46% ABV expression is described as “rich and sweet”, with “flavours of dark chocolate, grapefruit and ginger”, which is followed by “a lasting finish of soft spices and figs”.

Master distiller, James MacTaggart, said the 21 year old whisky “showcases our traditional Arran style, while the extended maturation adds an extra elegance and complexity”.

“I’m sure that the ever-growing community of Arran Malt lovers will be able to taste an elevated version of the whisky that they’ve come to enjoy,” he said.

Available through whisky retailers, the Arran Malt 21 year old is priced at £115.

The launch of the whisky firm’s oldest expression to date follows the construction of the company’s new whisky distillery.

Located on the south of Arran, Lagg Distillery is expected to be fully operational later this year.

Isle of Arran Distillers – which also owns the Isle of Arran Distillery in Lochranza – has set aside the first seven hundred casks that will be filled at the new distillery for investors.