The Arran 18 Year Old - Island Single Malt Whisky

£86.00

When we need to get away from it all, whether it's because we're sick of the hustle & bustle, we need an off-season hotel to write our sommelier spy novel...

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When we need to get away from it all, whether it's because we're sick of the hustle & bustle, we need an off-season hotel to write our sommelier spy novel like Jack Nicholson or because of a zombie apocalypse, we're going to the Isle of Arran. In between Campbeltown and mainland Scotland, the Isle of Arran is beautiful, remote and to our knowledge totally zombie free, ticking all the boxes for our perfect safe place. The true virtue of the island however, lies in the magnificent Arran distillery. Reopened in the mid-90's and since then their renown has gone stratospheric. Being such a young distillery, the 18 year is one of their oldest bottlings, expressing a powerful palate of baked peaches, baking spices and roasted almonds. A whisky worthy of the end of the world.


Arran has always been a fine place to make good whisky, but when quantity was prized over quality the wee island couldn’t compete economically, and one by one the distilleries fell into disuse. The folks at Isle of Arran Distillery revived the tradition when they built their new distillery in Lochranza, at the north end of the island. When a three-year old cask was opened on 25th July 1998, their guests enjoyed the first legal dram of Arran whisky in over 160 years.
They now produce a range of ages and expressions, but all are made using the same traditional methods and materials. They always use all-Scottish barley and the washbacks - large wooden vessels used for fermentation - are crafted from Oregon pine. Distillation takes place in tall, swan-necked copper stills and their whisky matures in carefully-chosen oak casks that have previously held Sherry, Bourbon and other noble liquors. Even today, about 2% of the spirit escapes through the porous wood each year, providing the angels with their famous share….


In June 2016 they celebrated their 21st anniversary and the christening of 'Rowan House' a brand-new blending and tasting building in the grounds of their Lochranza Distillery. And with plans in place to begin building a second distillery in the south of the island this October, times have never been more exciting for the Isle of Arran.

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.