Arran Smugglers' Series - Volume One, Two & Three 3 x 70cl

Arran Smugglers' Series - Volume One, Two & Three 3 x 70cl
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Arran Smugglers' Series - Volume One, Two & Three 3 x 70clArran Smugglers' Series - Volume One, Two & Three 3 x 70cl
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Lot number: 083-2386

Situated in the Firth of Clyde, the island of Arran was once a hotbed of illicit distillation and smuggling. Eventually though the dreaded Excise men got the best of Arran's renegade stillmen, and the island was without a working distillery from 1837. That all changed in 1995 when the Arran distillery at Lochranza started production.

Although it is a relative youngster, Arran's investment in quality casks has paid dividends, and its popularity continues to soar like the Golden Eagles that nest nearby. This quick success, combined with high visitor numbers at the Lochranza distillery, have enabled the company to construct another distillery at Lagg, on the south of the island, that will focus on creating peated whisky.

Volume One

The Illicit Stills is the first of a trilogy of three limited edition Arran Malts which are a nod to the rich history of whisky distillation on Arran and form The Smugglers' series.

With the Smugglers’ Series Vol. I ‘The Illicit Stills’ Arran pays homage to its forebears with a dram of robust body and a heavier peat influence more redolent of the whisky produced on the island in days gone by.

56.4% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 8700 bottles released

Volume Two

"The High Seas" is the second 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.

With the Smugglers’ Series Vol.II Arran have used a marriage of peated whisky matured in Bourbon casks, with whisky aged in rum barrels to illustrate the reliance these pioneering whisky pirates would have had on illicit, black market liquor for maturation.

55.4% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 8700 bottles released

Volume Three

"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

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Featured in: The 83rd Auction (February 23 – March 4, 2018)
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