Although a relative youngster - the distillery started production on the 17th of August 1995 - this distillery has quickly won an army of fans that have been drawn to the quality of the whisky produced in the shadow of the nesting site of a pair of golden eagles.
"The Exciseman" is the final release in the Smugglers' Series. A trilogy of Arran Malts, which pay tribute to the island's history of maverick distillers, and their efforts to stay one step ahead of the government's excise men.
For the Smugglers’ Series Vol.III, just two cask types have been used. The small and (perhaps most importantly) portable Quarter Casks used would have been much easier to hide, or spirit away upon the approach of the dreaded Excise man. In addition, Madeira casks have been used to pay homage to the European smugglers who would have brought them over from the continent.
56.8% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 8700 bottles released