The follow-up to Arran Peacock
I know that I said in the last post that I would mention a new Arran bottling later in the week, well technically this is later in the week. By an hour. I’m crap at keeping secrets.
For many whisky fans I know, one of last year’s surprise bottlings came from the Isle of Arran Distillery. Whilst many of their past bottlings hadn’t quite set the heather alight, this particular expression, which I tried first at the Whisky Fringe event in Edinburgh, most certainly did. In fact, it won the best bottling of 2009 on my own forum, Whisky Whisky Whisky.
Peacock was the first bottling in a new series called Icons of Arran. Next up is The Rowan Tree:
12 year’s old. 6,000 bottles. 10 ex-sherry butts. 46% with the usual no colouring or chill-filtering. I can’t wait to try this one out and if it’s anything like the Peacock it will be a cracker. Arran at last seem to be finding their feet and it seems to involve sherry casks. A distillery to watch this year.
P.S. Arran Distillery is 15 years young this year and to celebrate they are having an open day on the 3rd of July. There will be an anniversary bottling too, in June. Roll on the summer!