THE ARRAN MALT
Inspired by the Isle of Arran’s illicit whisky trade in the 18th and 19th centuries, The Bothy Quarter Cask is a limited-edition single malt, bottled at natural cask strength for an intensely rich and satisfying dram.
It is first matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred to smaller, easier-to-handle American oak casks for a period of 18 months.
Small casks were a common feature of the island’s former illicit whisky trade, and the distillery are proud to bring this tradition back to life with this full-bodied single malt.
Arran craft this unique whisky with a blend of Scottish-grown malted barley, and fresh water from nearby Loch na Davie, reputedly the source of the purest water in Scotland.
Once the malts have been fermented with yeast, the ‘wash’ is then double distilled in copper pot stills, before being laid down to mature in First-Fill ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred for secondary maturation into smaller American oak casks.
Arran bottle this single malt at a natural cask strength of 53.2% abv at natural colour, and non-chill filtered to preserve the whisky’s clarity in all serves.
Scottish-grown malted barley, yeast, Loch na Davie water, matured in ex-Bourbon and smaller American oak casks.
The Bothy Quarter Cask is a sumptuous, satisfying dram with a rich golden colour. Full-bodied, this cask-strength single malt delivers the classic Arran citrus notes, hints of vanilla and spice, and is best enjoyed as it comes.
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