"Our classic Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt encompasses the unique taste of the beautiful island we call home and is one of the best single malt whiskies Scotland has to offer."
“The reason the distillery was built here,” says James MacTaggart, the master distiller at Arran Distillery, “was because there was a very good water supply. In fact, it was tasted and it was decided that it was probably one of the best water supplies in Scotland for making whisky.”
Arran 10 year is crafted from unpeated Scottish barley, which is malted and then fermented using a proprietary strain of yeast. Once the barley has been fermented, the wash is distilled twice — first through Arran’s copper-pot wash still and then again through Arran’s copper-pot spirit still. The stills were custom designed, says MacTaggart, and “shaped to allow the lighter vapors to come up through the stills.” As a result, Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an appreciably softer and more delicate flavor profile.
First released in 2006, this incredible 10-year flagship whisky single malt is predominantly aged in ex-bourbon barrels with a small amount of ex-sherry casks. It’s lengthy list of accolades includes: Double Gold Medal winner at The San Fransisco World Spirits Competition 2018, Silver Medal Winner World Whiskies Awards 2018, The China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2014, Gold Medal Winner, San Fransisco World Spirits Competition 2012.