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Arran Whisky Gets A New Look And Logo

2nd September 2019
Arran unveils a fresh new look for it whiskies along with two new additions to its core range.

The new look Arran core whisky range.

In a move which they have titled "A Breath of Fresh Arran" the Arran distillery has unveiled a new look for its Arran single malt whisky core range including a new logo, bottle and packaging and alongside the new look they are adding two new expressions to the range, the Arran Barrel Reserve and Arran The Bodega.

The new Arran Barrel Reserve is a no age statement 100% ex-Bourbon barrel matured single malt which has been bottled at 43% ABV and is described as having a light, flexible and fruity character.

The new Arran The Bodega which I am sure you have already guessed is a Sherry Cask matured single malt which has been bottled at a cask strength of 55.8% ABV. Arran say that The Bodega will partner their cask strength Quarter Cask The Bothy expression which has been matured ex-bourbon barrels (various vintages) and finished in American oak quarter casks.

The new expression along with the rest of the Arran core range will be presented in the new bottle design which they say reflect the journey of the water source for the Arran Single Malts, which cascades through a series of six mountain waterfalls, each one purifying the water further. The ripples on the new glass bottles illustrate this and emphasise the pure nature of the spirit.

An updated icon, which will appear on the new bottles in copper foil, is in the shape of the island itself and features a pair of eagles, which have always been an important part of the Lochranza Distillery story. Their nesting season prompted a break in construction back in 1994 when the distillery was being built and they have remained in residence for the past 25 years.

Crucially for all you Arran whisky fans, the liquid inside remains unchanged and fans of the distillery can continue to enjoy the authentic Arran Single Malts.

The first four expressions in the new pack will be released this month, with bottles available to purchase from Monday 16th September.

Newly packaged Arran 18 year old and 21 year old age statement Single Malts is scheduled to hit the shelves in October 2019.

The opening of the company’s Lagg Distillery, their second distillery on the island which opened earlier this year, has partly prompted the re-packaging as the company now becomes the owners of two very different sites with different brand identities.

Master Blender at Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd., James MacTaggart, said: "As a company, we have grown immensely since I joined the team over 12 years ago.

"We were one of the first wave of new distillers back in the early 1990s and in June this year, we started a new chapter in our story with the opening of our second distillery at Lagg. It felt like the right time to make the clear distinction between the unique and very different spirits produced at each of our island homes.

"We’ve taken inspiration from the elements that make Lochranza so special to produce a unique and beautiful new pack, which does justice to the liquid it contains. We are very excited about the future of our original Arran Single Malt."

You will find the current Arran core range available now from specialist online whisky retailers and you will start to see the repackaged Arran range as well as the two new additions to the range available to purchase from Monday 16th September from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

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